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Hiv Test Accuracy At 4 Weeks

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Quanitative PCR Test Accuracy 3 weeks following exposure!

I know with certainty I was exposed to HIV via anal intercourse about 3 weeks ago.....My doctor directed a quanitative PCR viral load test....Will the test definately show the virus present even though it has been 3 weeks since exposure? I know the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It certainly can be positive at 3 weeks, and if it is, can confirm infection. Although if it is negative, infection could still be present, and the test just not positive yet.MH... Read more »

Follow up to 6 and 8-week test accuracy from Oral Sex...

Dr Bob, I have just donated to your foundation, and feel honored to assist any way I can. I... Read more »

Accuracy of 4th Generation test after 4 weeks post-PEP

Hi Dr. Weidman,I wonder what is the accuracy of a negative result from a 4th Generation EIA 33... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Head-to-Head Comparison of Accuracy of a Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test With Oral Versus Whole-Blood Specimens: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

In the current study, the researchers sought to establish whether a convenient, non-invasive HIV test that uses oral fluid was accurate compared with using the same test with blood-based specimens. The systematic review and meta-analysis compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utilizing the Internet to Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections: Results of a Survey and Accuracy Testing

Acknowledging that searching the World Wide Web for information about sexually transmitted infections is common, the authors carried out the current study to determine which Internet sites offer STI testing and to obtain information about the... Read more »
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals,... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Accuracy of HIV antibody tests

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
My 12 week test(86 days), was HIV negative. My test was HIV 1/0/2 antibody ICMA by labcorp. I don't understand the different types of testing such as 3rd generation, etc. How is the average person suppose to know what generation of test they are... Read more »

Accuracy of pcr dna with antibody after 6 weeks - insertive oral

Posted by SDT, 4 Replies
Forum, I have asked this a couple of places but somewhat different answers. I had a happy ending which include a few seconds of oral.

Since I have had fatigue, fever, tingles- 3 weeks
Then loss of appetite at 4 weeks and progressed to muscle aches... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »