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Hiv Test Results In 20 Minutes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Rapid Testing for HIV Available; Results Take Only 20 Minutes

The Spokane Regional Health District has begun offering the OraQuick Advanced rapid oral HIV test to anyone at risk for the virus through unsafe sex or intravenous drug use, according to Dr. Kim Thorburn, health officer for the agency. The rapid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: HIV Results in 20 Minutes

The Manatee County Health Department and HIV/AIDS Prevention Program will offer free OraQuick HIV tests at events recognizing National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Oct. 15. On Friday, free testing is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the department's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AHF to Launch Nation's First One-Minute HIV Testing at the Abbey in West Hollywood

On Saturday, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) planned to become the first community-based HIV-testing program in the United States to provide HIV test results in one minute. AHF introduced the new test at a gala event at the Abbey with testing... Read more »
Ask the Experts

5 Minute HIV Home test

Hi Ryan, I recently come across HIV home test kits advertised online that provides test results in 5 mins. The web site is: you think these kits are reliable. What is your take on it?Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
DO NOT use any home testing kits that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The only home testing kit that is FDA approved is called Home Access ( the FDA's posting of information on buying HIV test... Read more »

Oraquick results in less than 20 minutes?

Dr. Bob,I love what you do on this site and your answers are always reassuring, sane and hilarious. Because of you and this site, my irrational fears about HIV went kaput several years ago. However, I have a concern about an Oraquick test that I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You've waited a month to make whoopee??? Wow, no wonder you're all pent up. (I think I'd explode if I went that long without a bout of horizontal mattress mambo.)Your 19-minute and 30-second OraQuick HIV-1/2 test result is... Read more »

15 minute test

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Someone I know told me that he went for an HIV test that required only 15 minutes for the results to be known. Is there such a thing as a 15 minute test and if so, how accurate do you think the results would be? Thank you very...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There are two possibilities here. One was that this person took a SUDS test. A SUDS test is an antibody test that can be done right in the doctorsoffice. The staff at the doctors office must be specially trained in... Read more »

Testing with Discreet 3 minute vs Home Access

Dear Dr.,First of all, thank you and all the staff for the great work you are doing. You provide so much helpful and valuable information for people such as myself. Well, here goes...1) I was wondering if you have heard of the home test called...
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
I cannot comment directly about the performance of this specific technology. There have been some peer reviewed published papers on dipstick technology and it's correlation with standard testing. There are no citations regarding publications at... Read more »
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HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a 32 year old female from a very small town and I have lived in terror of HIV since about 1995. I basically diagnosed myself based on symptoms and in my mind I was almost certain that I was HIV positive. This has crippled my life for the past... Read more »

5 minutes, 5 months of Anxiety HELP!

Posted by GlassHalfFull, 3 Replies
Hi ! I am new to this site & i want to first start off by saying what a great place this is! I have browsed all over the internet & this seems to be the most informative and helpful community when it comes to HIV. But let's get down to the... Read more »

New 20 minute test in California

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey gang I heard about the new 20 minute test in Cali, My question is how are they to confirm a positive result ? That is going to be hell for people who get a poz and then have to wait for the confirmation.
Remember there are still false poz... Read more »

So does HIV live a few, seconds hours or minutes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have heard many conflicting reports. I have heard it only 2 seconds, Ive heard it dies in minutes, and Ive heard it can live HOURS! What is the real lifespan? Has it been proved with tests? Read more »