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Can You Wait Too Late To Test With Rapid Test

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AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

...drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. Sometimes, if your virus develops resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called "cross-resistance." Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. How Is Nelfinavir Taken? Nelfinavir is taken by mouth as a capsule. It should be taken with a meal or...
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The accuracy of OraQuick/Orasure? Cant even mini woo hoo?? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob,I just did a rapid OraQuick or Orasure, not sure. The doc swabbed my lower and upper gums, not sure if they swabbed my cheeks, but he swabbed it very quick (I am sure not more than 1-2min) and I am not sure if it more than 1 min and I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Both the OraQuick and OraSure tests are made by OraSure Technologies. I've discussed the accuracy of these rapid tests multiple times in this forum. Read more »

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
...Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I have been tested three times in the past 7 weeks using the OraQuick Advance (Oral and Blood) that gives you results in 20 minutes and all have come out negative. The last chance of... Read more »

Possible exposure. Is it too late for PEP?

I had unprotected sex with another male on October 30. He did not ejaculate inside of me. I know this does not guarantee anything, but I suppose specifics are always best. The next day my friend told me that my sex partner was HIV+. I asked my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex does put you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) should be started as soon as possible after a significant HIV exposure. If more than 72 hours have lapsed since the time of exposure,... Read more »

Does Hep C impact HIV seroconversion / window period?

I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all cite a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is much confusion about this point.The CDC recommends that health care workers who are exposed to a HIV/HCV coinfected patients get HIV testing at baseline, six, and 12 weeks after exposure. However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker... Read more »
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Abacavir (Ziagen)

...resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called "cross-resistance." Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. ... Read more »
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Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called "cross-resistance." Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. ... Read more »
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Saquinavir (Invirase)

...resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called "cross-resistance." Resistance can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...infected through breast milk, guidelines strongly encourage HIV positive mothers to use baby formula. "My son took really quickly to bottle feeding, which kept his weight in check. I found that I could still bond with him by letting him sleep... Read more »
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Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Mass says 6 week window period for a hiv blood test but 3 months for a rapid test. I thought they [rapid test] was the same sensitivity. I think its just the way it was certified. Does anyone have any Read more »

Rapid Progressors

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have any information on Rapid Progressors. I'm assuming that its applies to people who are symptomatic during seroconvertion and late to produce antibodies. Is this the correct understanding. Read more »

Waiting On A PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, I have had 7 HIV tests ( 5 * 4th Gen Ag+Ab, 2 * Rapid Abott Determine ) out to 15 weeks past exposure. After my 13 wk 2 day test, my wife and I celebrated with some unprotected nookie. Read more »

Did I have ARS?

Posted by dj1979, 3 Replies
...WBC came back up in about a week. Went to Planned Parenthood (only place in my town that does testing) ELISA was positive, rapid test negative, Western Blot indeterminate. Repeated test - waiting til Mar. 21st for result. Also went to... Read more »