Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Hiv Rapid Testing

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

safety about hiv rapid test pad

hi, Dr Robert;I Have read some of your answers regarding the safety of rapid test pad. according to your answer, seems those rapid test pads do not contain any infecious virus, and made of bio combinants. does that mean MOST rapid test kit in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It means all rapid test kits (and other HIV testing assays) on the market are safe, do not contain any virus and pose absolutely no risk for possible Read more »

HIV Rapid Test Kit Question -- Donation Given to your Aids Foundation

Hello Dr. Bob, Sorry for the repititious question today, as I have not received an answer yet so I... Read more »

How safe are HIV rapid tests?

Dear Doctor Bob,I want to confirm how completely safe HIV rapid test kits are.The HIV rapid test... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Examines HIV Rapid Testing in Health Department Prevention Programs

... " Update on Implementation of HIV Rapid Testing in Health Department Supported HIV Prevention Programs ," National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors : The report 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

...particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled, "A Clinical Study of Antigen/Antibody Rapid Testing for Acute HIV Infection." 1 This is a study that is unique in a couple of ways. It's... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Over-the-Counter HIV Rapid Tests: Issue Summary

...specificity should be 98% or greater. Whereas most HIV tests require the use of a blood specimen, FDA also approved the OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test in March 2004 to detect antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in oral fluid specimens.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin: Area Inmates Part of HIV Rapid-Test Study

... Inmates in Wisconsin, Florida, New York and Louisiana recently took part in a CDC-funded study to determine the merits of rapid-result HIV testing in jails. In Wisconsin, the tests were made available at Milwaukee House of Correction in Franklin... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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, Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days after exposure - negative. i been reading this forum i see... 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. Read more »