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Can You Wait Too Late To Test With Rapid Test

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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Rapid Test Needlestick Validity from late 2008: Very Alarmed!

Hello. In December of 2007 I had two very brief (less than a minute) sexual encounters which I... Read more »

A RAPID TEST AND I DIDNT KNOW!!!!!

Dear Dr Bob,I was reading on a website that Rapid blood tests arent good for higher risk... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Tests: Questions/Answers

What has been the routine test for HIV antibody testing? The standard screening test for antibody to HIV is the enzyme immunoasssay (EIA), which iswidely used in the United States and around the world. This test requires serum or plasma, so ablood... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Mark National HIV Testing Day, Promote Use of OraQuick Rapid Tests

Leaders from the business, civic, faith, entertainment and media communities are joining together today to support National HIV Testing Day in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people to get tested, the... Read more »
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should i test with rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello,
i am at my 3 month mark (12 weeks) after unprotected sex and was thinking about taking the rapid suds test so that i could find out my results right away instead of waiting 10 days but i read that these tests can have high false positive... Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but I am terrified. The two encounters I am scared of, is 2 years ago I had slow, yet... Read more »

where do you get the rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where do you get the rapid, oral 20 minute test? There are 2 HIV organizations in the nearest city and both have a test with a 2 week wait. I tried to make an appt with an HIV specialist, but of course they won't make an appt until I have a proven... Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found out that Rapid Testing is in Ontario(Toronto). In only ONE PLACE in... Read more »