Hiv Test Rapid
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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 TestersMy 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 »
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 HIVThe 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 »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello.A positive rapid HIV test is considered to be only preliminarily positive. You would need a more specific test, such as a confirmatory Western Blot test, before being diagnosed HIV positive.My assessment of your risk remains unchanged. See... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi.My assessment and advice remain unchanged from the last two times I responded. See link below. Whether you are "007" or "worried wart hog," there is not much more I can offer you. Definitive testing will give you a definitive... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillI am pretty sure that you don't have HIV. If you remain skeptical you can pursue getting an HIV RNA PCR test that looks for the virus itself. They are expensive. There are other infections one can catch during sex. I would be screened for... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Confused,What did the caption under your yearbook photo read? "I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not sure?"OK, here's the latest on rapid HIV tests. The original version of OraQuick Rapid HIV Antibody Test was approved... Read more »
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Posted by sillysausage, 1 ReplyHi 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 »
Posted by AnonymousHello. 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDoes anyone know what generaton a rapid hiv test is? I think it is third but I am not positive.
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Posted by asdf646, 2 RepliesCan anyone please give me any information about the accuracy of rapid HIV tests ( particularly the unigold finger prick).
I've had a negative result at 3, 6, and 12 months post exposure, but for some reason, I can't get the HIV scare out of my mind.... Read more »
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