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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

Northwestern University Team Develops Fast HIV Test for Infants in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, it can take up to three months for mothers to know if they have passed HIV to their babies, as the tests have to be sent off to a lab. Meanwhile, infected infants are not receiving treatment. To address this problem,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Inmates in the Palm Beach County Jail spend, on average, 10 days in the facility. Because conventional HIV test results were usually returned in about two weeks, most inmates who tested had been released before learning their serostatus. But about... Read more »
Ask the Experts

how fast can you get a positive result on an hiv test?

So I was dating a guy that is hiv positive, and am negative. Through out our relationship we had sex and one of the times the condom broke this was back in aprili went to the emergency room took the first dosis of comvivir and later went to the gay...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Mutual masturbation and receptive oral sex are both low-risk activities. I do not think you need to be concerned. While these test results will not be conclusive ( you must wait until the 90 day mark), I am confident the result will be... Read more »

How fast can you get test results? How much do tests cost?

About how long does is take to recieve the results from a home HIV test?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. According to Home Access, the only FDA approved home HIV testing company, the time it takes to get your test results depends upon how much you pay.For results in a week, the cost of the test is $39.99 plus $12.95... Read more »

is it neessary to fast before the elisa test

Dear Doctor Bob: i want to ask you a question,i have been tested twice with ELISA HIV test, they were twice negaTIVE AND THREE MONTHS MARK AFTER SITUATION,BUT I HAVE A DOUBT: I had a coffee in the morning,before going to lab.Is there some trouble...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Fasting is not necessary for any HIV-related tests. Food (including coffee) will not affect ELISA test results. Your negative result is accurate! Congratulations!!!Thank you for your generous donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation.... Read more »

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, and your life if you continue using it. I strongly urge you to... Read more »
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fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi.. In March I had unprotected oral sex with a woman (I dont know her HIV status), and the next morning I discovered an open sore under my tounge... and about 6 weeks later I had swollen lymph glands, fever and pharingitis. I have tested for HIV (I... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual encounter, and results were negative both... Read more »

Am I a Fast Progressor?

Posted by Geno, 6 Replies
Hello all this is my first time posting here ive been tooling around the fourms for about 3 months though. I tested pos at a local clinic in August but I was infected in late june I had terrible ARS that lasted 5 weeks or so. Its been 6 months since... Read more »

Feel like doctor is pulling a fast one on me.

Posted by Contrapositive1, 1 Reply
Hi, I just tested positive almost 2 weeks ago. I was in the hospital about a month ago because of being very ill. The hospital said they are doing an HIV test to rule out Acute HIV Infection, although, a week after my discharge, I called my primary... Read more »