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False Negative Rapid Advanced Aids

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window Period ELISA tests are very rarely "false negative." This means if you have a negative test result, and you had met the Window Period guidelines after the last potential exposure, you are really HIV negative. An ELISA test may rarely be "false positive."...
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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
...longer shelf life.2.Yes.You're welcome! See below for supporting information about OraQuick tests.Dr. BobThanks(Breaking news (FALSE POSITIVE ORAQUICK TESTS) Mar 8, 2009thanks for your info. I would love to know, we you think after you read about... Read more »

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
...negative finger-prick rapid test at 15 weeks conclusive. No additional testing is warranted. See below.Dr. BobThanks(Breaking news (FALSE POSITIVE ORAQUICK TESTS)Mar 8, 2009 thanks for your info. I would love to know, we you think after you read... Read more »

RNA accuracy if not a false positive...

Hi Bob, I have tremendous respect for the work you do and the honest appraisal you give to all questions. My question is more scientific than anything else. Assuming a high risk encounter(unprotected intercourse w/ unknown status). I'm fairly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for diagnostic purposes, we do not know, although data is being collected. Chances are the extremely high costs, potential for false-positive results and other technical concerns will limit any significant potential benefits. Thank you for... Read more »

Thanks(Breaking news (FALSE POSITIVE ORAQUICK TESTS)

thanks for your info. I would love to know, we you think after you read about it. The news was posting on your site and came from some confrence that just took place. again thank you so much for all u doBreaking News? (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Counseling, Testing, and Linkage programs in the San Francisco Department of Health. She was evaluating reports of unusually high false-positive rates for the OraQuick rapid test. She looked at results for 21,000 OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which detects the virus directly. The RNA test... Read more »
The Body PRO

Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...December 2007, who had either an initial HIV negative result or a preliminary positive result on the test that was proved to be a false positive after confirmation with an IFA [immunofluorescent assay] or a Western Blot. 1 Shelley... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City STI Clinics Stop Use of Oral Fluid With HIV Tests Because of Rate of False Positives

...stopped using oral fluid with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test because of an increased rate of false positives, Bloomberg reports. According to city health officials, the rate of false positives from the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...infection to their newborns. With proper treatment, the risk of passing HIV to newborns drops to 2% (see Fact Sheet 611 .) Artificial insemination, a simple procedure, places the man's sperm into the woman's vagina. This allows pregnancy... Read more »
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OraQuick

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...in its bid for OTC sales of OraQuick when some of the tests administered in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco gave false positive results, Fortune reports. FDA determined the false positives were the result of a failure by health... Read more »

Go for testing on the 11th

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...7 and a half weeks after possible exposure? Also, Is there an alternative from waiting 10 days for test results? Thanks in advance Read more »

Thank You

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...skills but one last question, why should i look both ways when crossing and i should put a condom on ? also how accurate is a rapid test and air is there but you cant see it so maybe i didnt see the needle ok dude thts all im saying but anyways... Read more »

"I freakin knew it"

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...home access, but thats not true. They are doing it cause there is problems with them. It all started when they were getting false pos and confirmed to be a mistake, well my question to the FDA was what are you doing to insure we don't have any... Read more »