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Hiv Rapid Antibody Test At Week 10

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Hiv symptoms and tests

I had a needlestick injury in january 11th. The patient tested negative on a rapid hiv test so I did not get pep. 3 weeks after, I developed muscle aches and anxiety. I lost my appetite and lost 15 pounds in 2 months. I alos developed a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tests plus an undetectable HIV PCR DNA at 14 weeks following an occupational exposure from a patient who tested HIV negative on rapid testing are sufficient to rule out HIV as a cause of your symptoms. No further HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

Rapid Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Although I realize the normal window for HIV testing is three months, what do you think of a negative result for HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test at eight weeks? I have another appointment at the the three month mark to be more certain of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Mark,What do I think about a negative eight-week HIV-1/2 rapid test? I think it's encouraging and that it's four weeks too early to be definitive. Hopefully you'll find it reassuring to note Read more »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage with a sex girl in bangkok. When i returened to india i took two rapid test at 3rd and 6th week after exposure and the results came back negative. AT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...eight-week test was undoubtedly a "false positive," as evidenced by your multiple subsequent negative tests. You've had 10 negative rapid tests since your "positive" test. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No further HIV testing is... Read more »

Rapid Test

Good Morning..Nov. 2009 I was at a bath house in LA. Had just jerked off a guy and had his cum over my hand and fingers. Without even thinking, STUPID I KNOW, i shoved same fingers my butt adn proceeded to jerk off. I didn't even think any thing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...delighted to hear you are doing so well on treatment. I'm a strong advocate for early treatment intervention for HIV.Regarding rapid tests, it's important to note that none of these tests claims to be definitive or conclusive when performed... Read more »
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AIDS.gov

FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Delivering Results in 60 Seconds

...week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of HIV antibodies developed by bioLytical Laboratories of Canada. The newly approved test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...Newer tests can detect HIV antibodies in mouth fluid (not the same as saliva), a scraping from inside the cheek, or urine. "Rapid" HIV test results are available within 10 to 30 minutes after a sample is taken. In November 2010 the FDA approved... Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...specimens in the lab, we've made a couple of important observations. The first was that oral fluid testing -- using the OraQuick Advance device on a oral fluid swab -- detected only about 86% of all of the cases of HIV that were actually present... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...-- Vironostika. In 2006 we changed to the second-generation assay, estimated to have a window period of about one month. The rapid HIV test that we have used has been a combination of oral fluid and finger-stick testing -- depending on the site... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...screening test used, serum or plasma samples are first tested (screened) using a test with high sensitivity, most often an ELISA, "rapid test," or "simple method" (described below). ELISA is the screening method used most commonly, with the other... Read more »

connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you think you've experienced ARS... Read more »

HIV Antibody Testing

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...HIV+ people, their blood can be checked for viral loads, why can't they do this when doing a HIV test, rather than test for antibodies? Wouldn't this shorten the 3 month window period? Read more »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Mass says 6 week window period for a hiv blood test but 3 months for a rapid test. I thought they [rapid test] was the same sensitivity. I think its just the way it was certified. Does anyone have any Read more »