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Hiv Rapid Testing Sites In Nyc

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

HHS Extends Use of Rapid HIV Test to New Sites Nationwide

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that HHS has extended the availability of a recently approved rapid HIV test from the current 38,000 laboratories to more than 100,000 sites, including physician offices and HIV counseling centers.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Departments -- Three U.S. Sites, January 2005-March 2006

Approximately one fourth of the estimated 1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are unaware that they are infected with HIV and at risk for transmitting the virus to others. 1 ,2 In April 2003, CDC... Read more »

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 »
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excellent le site... question rapide

salut Dr Bob,j'avais pose une question recemment a propos de la transmission via coupures sur les doigts... en fait, en passant plus de temps j'ai pu lire des experiences similaires sur le sujet... et en plus j'ai vu que le site a des...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Salut encore Jean,On ne peut pas dire lequel est plus ou moins de risque d'attraper le virus, parce qu'il y a beaucoup de circonstances attnuantes. Par exemple, la gravit de dermatites ou des coupures sur les doigts, la charge virale dans... Read more »

Free HIV or STD testing Clinic in NYC

I want to know are there any places that offer free HIV and STD testing?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
For New York City, call 1-800-TALK-HIV. The Department of Health will schedule an appointment at a clinic closest to you. You can also request to be tested at an anonymous site.RMK... Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy..Scared and Donating to You

Dr BobI have read recent reports, one on TheBody, that says the OraSure Advance Test is not very accurate. I tested negative at 15 weeks since last possible exposure using a fingerprick Rapid Test. Should I now get retested using another test?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would consider your negative finger-prick rapid test at 15 weeks conclusive. No additional testing is warranted. See below.Dr. BobThanks(Breaking news (FALSE POSITIVE ORAQUICK TESTS)Mar 8, 2009 thanks for your info. I would love to know, we you... Read more »

HIV and HCV rapid tests

Hello. I love your site and have found alot of good info. However I had trouble finding about about rapid testsMy question: is there an accurate rapid test for hiv and hcv that is available to Canada?If so how accurate is it and when is the earliest...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brad,Rapid testing for HIV is available throughout Canada. Just contact your local AIDS service organization for the site closest to you. Google AIDS service organizations and the name of your city or town. You must wait until the three-month... Read more »
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HIV Rapid Testing

Posted by Anonymous
Hello. I'm writing a story for a large, general interest Web site on HIV rapid testing, and would like to speak, or email, with anyone who has taken a rapid test.

If you're interested in participating in the story, please email me at... 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 »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hmmmmmmmm, I found this web site on rapid tests. Is this a crock? Or for real? Why haven't I heard about this one before? I thought they said there was no such thing as a home test like this one.

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Rapid Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I often see mention on Dr. Bob's site about a "rapid test" and that you can have results in 20 minutes. I have 2 questions:

Where do you get these rapid test conducted? I am in San Fran.

My "at risk" experience was about 60 days ago, I had unprotected... Read more »