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Hiv Test Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have never taken the Hiv test can someone tell me what kind of questions do they ask you and what is the waiting time ? how do you find out the results ? thank you

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oraquick home hiv test question

Posted by jamesmore32, 3 Replies
Hi I had a low risk exposure 8 weeks ago and have taken the oraquick home mouth Swab test at 4 weeks and 8 weeks both negative I know the test says to test at 12 weeks but out of fear I tested early should I still be worried? Or can I take these... Read more »

Hiv testing questions

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been reading by others about different types of tests. (1st, 2nd , 3rd Generation)
I had a test (came back negative) by my healthcare provider (not by free clinic) at right around the 6 month mark (I think 181 dayss, but not definite)
Would... Read more »

HIV test question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Had possible exposure about 5 weeks ago. What to take a test. What is the earliest I can take a test with fairly reliable results?

I know everyones says 90 days, but is there another one? I had the waiting. I hav shut down my sex life just in case. Read more »

HIv home test question

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
I took a icare hiv 1/2 home hiv test , By JAL Innovations. This test is USAID and evaluated by WHO it is also ISO9001,TUV, and GMP certified. Is this test reliable? Results were negative.
I am asking this question for a worried soul (friend) please... Read more »
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HIV testing question

There is a guy I know and he told me he tested for hivMy question is as follows:what type of test is this: "HIV-1 Antibody by enzymes immunoassay (eia) with reflux to western blot CB test HIV 1/AB=Non-ReactiveHIV Western Blot = N/AWhat does all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The type of test is an EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay). It's an "ELISA"-type test to detect anti-HIV antibody in the blood. The way the test was ordered, a confirmatory test called a Western Blot would have been run if and only if the... Read more »

HIV Testing Question?

Hi I have read in various questions that you state that after getting tested 3 months after a possible HIV exposure, the results are to be viewed as conclusive/definitive .However, in some other questions , it seems the 6 month timeframe is stated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). At least this one is reasonable, and reasonably confusing not to mention controversial. Therefore, I certainly don't mind reiterating information that is already in the archives. However because my... Read more »

Please Answer - Hiv Test Question

Hello Ms. Southall,Can you provide me with any insight on this matter?I had three exposures to an individual who is HIV +, not sure when he was infected, but he is undetectable without meds.Exposures - 2 insertive anal intercourse, second time with...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days if no other exposures happened during this time than the results of the test are conclusive. Having a negative test 5 months after exposure you are HIV... Read more »

hiv test question

According to this site you say to test at 3 weeks and 90 days. What test should be done at 3 weeks? An antibody or a dna test? I'm confused. Thank you...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines I give for 3 weeks and 90 days is for the antibody test. PCR is also a way for testing but even with that I always recommend the 3 week and 90 day testing.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Tests: Questions/Answers

What has been the routine test for HIV antibody testing? The standard screening test for antibody to HIV is the enzyme immunoasssay (EIA), which iswidely used in the United States and around the world. This test requires serum or plasma, so ablood... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Opt-Out HIV Testing: Key Questions on Cost and Implementation

Table of Contents Rationale for Opt-Out HIV Screeningand Health System Impact Cost-Benefit and Legal QuestionsWith Opt-Out HIV Testing Advice on Adopting Opt-OutHIV Screening References Bernard M. Branson, M.D. is the associate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Self-Test Raises Questions

The OraQuick rapid HIV test soon will be available over-the-counter, and health professionals are discussing its potential impact. Joan Duggan, a physician at the University of Toledo Medical Center, said, "This test is a two-edged sword. It's a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers About National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is a national campaign held each June 27 th . Coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US), this campaign helps reach millions of Americans at risk for HIV with the message that "It's better to... Read more »