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Does The Hiv Rapid Test Find Rna

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV...
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Rapid Test Accuracy..Scared and Donating to You

Dr BobI have read recent reports, one on TheBody, that says the OraSure Advance Test is not very accurate. I tested negative at 15 weeks since last possible exposure using a fingerprick Rapid Test. Should I now get retested using another test? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only considered "preliminarily positive" and require a more sensitive test, such as the Western Blot. Any false-positive rapid test results would be caught by this confirmatory test. Although we still don't know why there was an uptick in... Read more »

Breaking News? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS)

Good Morning, Could you please explian to me the Breaking News the HIV- instant test are not relieable?Not sure I understand themeaning of the doctors paper.I am a monthly donor and am so very gratful for your website
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only considered "preliminarily positive" and require a more sensitive test, such as the Western Blot. Any false-positive rapid test results would be caught by this confirmatory test. Although we still don't know why there was an uptick in... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only considered "preliminarily positive" and require a more sensitive test, such as the Western Blot. Any false-positive rapid test results would be caught by this confirmatory test. Although we still don't know why there was an uptick in... Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet. I am in Canada, so maybe it'll take a little longer.I wanted to ask for follow-up information regarding the issue with the rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only considered "preliminarily positive" and require a more sensitive test, such as the Western Blot. Any false-positive rapid test results would be caught by this confirmatory test. Although we still don't know why there was an uptick in... Read more »
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FAQs About HIV Testing From TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums

... Believing Your HIV Test Results | HIV Testing | AIDS Symptoms | Window Period for HIV | Pregnancy | Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Reporting Read more »
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Glossary

...within a person is able to reproduce itself even if the person is taking medications designed to keep it from doing so. Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) A nucleic acid, found mostly in the cytoplasm of cells, important in the synthesis of proteins.... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...their ability to detect cases in testing populations. Since 2003, the San Francisco Department of Health has been using HIV RNA testing in their testing algorithms to retest specimens that are tested for HIV by antibody tests and found to be... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...individuals seroconvert by 12 weeks. However, in rare cases, antibodies may not be detected for months. Key Point Antibody test results that are initially negative should be followed up with HIV antibody testing at 3 months to... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...confirmatory (supplemental) assays, which are designed to identify individuals who are not infected but who have reactive screening test results. Accordingly, screening tests possess a high degree of sensitivity, whereas confirmatory assays have... Read more »

Tests say Nay , Symptoms say Yay : III *DELETED*

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Undetected HIV-1 RNA,PCR at 17 weeks

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...hiya all i have the results of my 17 close to 18 weeks results of a PCR RNA for HIV-1 and it was undetected testing was done by COBAS AmpliPrep (Roche Molecular systems) qualification range of this assay Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »