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Hiv Rapid Testing Is It Conclusive

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is a rapid test for hiv is conclusive after 3 months

hello dr, i am from india.i had unprotected vaginal sex with my last 4 girlfriends for many times before 1 year.now i am got married with my wife.and she was pregnant.i had tested for hiv many times.the all tests are negative.for pregnancy me and my...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe sensitivity of HIV testing has improved greatly over the past few years. Current antibody tests can pick up HIV infection earlier than prior tests and by 90 days practically all (97%) infections are detected by antibody testing alone... Read more »

Is new generation of Rapid -ve test for HIV 1 & 2 conclusive for this situation?

Dear Doctor,Please answer this fifth time i ask and I haven't recieve any answer from you and... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Halifax Researchers Find High Acceptability for Rapid HIV Testing

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are about 71,000 HIV-positive people in Canada , 26% of whom do not know their HIV status. It is in this context that expanding opportunities for offering HIV testing should be seen as helpful... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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Tested neg after 11 wks 2 days, conclusive?

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I had a rapid blood HIV antibodies test conducted today, tested negative (YAY!) and it's been 11 weeks + 2 days since my last exposure (protected vaginal, insertive unprotected oral). Can this be considered conclusive? I know the... Read more »

conclusive test results?

Posted by lukas78, 2 Replies
Hi,
I live in Poland. I had a receptive and unprotected anal sex with my friend whose status I don't know. Ever since I haven't had sex or risky behaviour. After 19 weeks after this exposure I tested negative in a private Polish lab with a rapid EIA... Read more »

What generaton is a rapid hiv test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what generaton a rapid hiv test is? I think it is third but I am not positive.


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hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »