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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 Read more »

Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA... 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 »
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 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 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. 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 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. Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...questions are: What kind or type of test is this? Can the results be obtain this fast (1 hour)? Is this a relyable or appropiate testing method for diagnosing hiv infection? How conclussive are my results? Do I need to be retested again with a... 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 »