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Hiv Rapid Antibody Test At Week 10

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Accuracy of Determine HIV 1&2 Rapid HIV antibody test

I had protected sex with an HIV positive prostitute in Nigeria on the 6th of August,2011. i discovered she was positive that same day we had sex. I experience several symptoms afterwards. they are as follows:1. Chills a week after exposure2. burning...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am pretty sure that you don't have HIV. If you remain skeptical you can pursue getting an HIV RNA PCR test that looks for the virus itself. They are expensive. There are other infections one can catch during sex. I would be screened for... Read more »

Urgent: Reliability of rapid hiv antibody testing 1 year after possible risk

Hi doctor, I have had a total of three hiv antibody tests done since my possible risk. All three were the same test (www.biolytical.com) in a Canada sexual health clinic. This is a rapid hiv antibody test using blood from a finger prick. Test takes...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe standard for testing is 3 weeks and conclusive at 3 months, though some would say 6 months is conclusive. I would say from all the testing you have described and the time frame, as long as there were no other exposures then you are HIV... 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 that the vast majority of HIV-infected... Read more »

OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two "risky" encounters with female prostitutes (the first encounter was in March '07, the other was on June 6, 2007). I say "risky" because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, polyurethane is not the same material as latex; however, they both protect against HIV.Next, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted. If you... Read more »
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antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
hi,
i took a rapid suds test at 7 and 9 weeks and they were both negative. i am going to take another rapid test at exactly 12 weeks (84 days) - thats in 1 week from now. i called the place i took the test at to ask what gerneration elisa test they... Read more »

rapid test vs pcr test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone please tell me the difference between a suds rapid test, where you get the answer back in 20-30 minutes telling you if you have antibodies or not vs a pcr test? why is it that the in the doctors office you give blood but it takes like 2... Read more »

29 day Rapid Hiv Test

Posted by Jagra13, 1 Reply
Hello,

I recently had a one time exposure (insertive vaginal). I tested negative at 29 days with a rapid antibody hiv test. I am aware of the 3 month window period and I'm aware that there is a chance that my results can change after my original test... Read more »

DUO Test at just under 9 weeks (also INSTI rapid)

Posted by Franek, 2 Replies
Does the DUO pick up p24 Antigen at just under 9 weeks if antibodies are not yet present?

Is there a gap between detectable p24 and detectable antibodies? Read more »