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Fasting before the immunochromatography test?

Doctor Frascino:waiting 3-4 months is enough for taking the immunochromatography test? Its necessary to fast 6 hours? (i had an orange juice breakfast before taking it)Taking cocaine one week before the test affects the results?please forgive my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Fergus,Fasting is not necessary for HIV tests.Cocaine one week before an HIV-antibody test will not affect the result. However, cocaine can and will ruin your health, happiness, Read more »

Super Duper Fast Question

Can I take an HIV test 1 or 2 years after exposure?Will an HIV test taken after the recommended 3... Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets U.S. FDA Approval on Fast HIV Test

On Thursday, Canada-based MedMira Inc. announced its Reveal rapid HIV-1 antibody test had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Previous versions of the test received FDA approval in 2003 and 2004; the latest version of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Inmates Like Fast, Bloodless Test for HIV Offered at Jails

...had been released before learning their serostatus. But about two months ago, the jail began using OraSure rapid-result oral HIV tests; now, inmates can get their results within an hour. The screening program is a joint effort of the Sheriff's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

... Every Thursday, HIV tests are given in the back room of Kutz & Fades Unlimited Barbershop on Hillsborough's West Corbin Street. Up front, shop owner Melvin Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fast Tests to Help Jail's HIV Fight

... This fall, officials plan to introduce rapid HIV testing at the Palm Beach County Jail. The tests are "a match made in heaven" for the jail population, where the HIV rate is estimated Read more »
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about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
...The 1,900 people who took a rapid HIV test at Toronto's Hassle Free clinic are being urged to get themselves rechecked after a new study showed the test is faulty. Initial Read more »

this may be a dumb question *DELETED*

Posted by jgk300, 6 Replies
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fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
...have symptoms.... So is this a very common situation or is there something wrong with the test system? And also, do one need to fast before testing for HIV (I've heard about some blood tests that requires fasting)... and I didnt fast when i was... Read more »

home HIV test????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
have anyone tried the 3-min HIV home test? If anyone know about them or tried them please tell if I can trust them or not. tell me everything about them? They seem cheaper. Thanx Read more »