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Hiv Test Take More Than Three Weeks

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if Dr. Bob was French... ? (SIX WEEKS VERSUS THREE MONTH HIV TESTS)

Doctor Bob,suppose for a minute you were French - or just being in doctor in France. The authorities there consider an Antibody/Antigen test conclusive at 6 weeks. (For standard Ab tests, they say 3 months, like CDC). Ok. Now, someone asks you in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Bonjour Monsieur Dan!Je parle la langue de Molire. Alors, peut-tre je suis franais !!!??My job as "Dr. Bob," whether French, Italian or Zimbabwean, is to provide science-based factual information. I'm really not here to criticize or... Read more »

CDC worker told me Oraquick rapid test was 95% accurate at three weeks.

Dear Dr. Bob,I had a worker at the CDC tell me that Oraquick rapid testing was 95% accurate at... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Fourth Adult Film Actor Tests HIV-Positive But Unrelated to Other Three Cases; Bill to Require More Testing Set Aside

A fourth pornographic film actor in California has tested HIV-positive, although the case is unrelated to three other adult film actors who tested positive last month, Reuters reports. A transsexual actor who goes by the stage name Jennifer on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira's Three-Minute HIV Test Wins Regulatory Approval in China

After receiving distribution approval from China's State Drug Administration, a Canadian biotech company is rushing to produce 250,000 rapid HIV tests for the nation. "The Chinese government has finally acknowledged this is a problem. Now they're... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Departments -- Three U.S. Sites, January 2005-March 2006

Approximately one fourth of the estimated 1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are unaware that they are infected with HIV and at risk for transmitting the virus to others. 1 ,2 In April 2003, CDC... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

San Francisco Launching Program to Identify New HIV Infections Within Two to Three Months

San Francisco this month will launch a two-year pilot program to identify new HIV infections soon after they occur, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and aims to reduce the number of new cases... Read more »
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Evolution of my First Three Weeks after testing

Posted by TheGoodLife, 2 Replies
DAY 1: Preliminary positive, Rapid Elisa test. I took the news very hard, and I almost passed out. I spent the next 24 hours in bed, panicked, crying and shaking. Bad, bad day. One of the worst ever.

WEEK 1: Researched, researched, researched... Read more »

Three weeks ago today

Posted by Trav, 4 Replies
Sorry my story is probably just another story you guys may have read about, but for those of you who do read thank you.
On July 3, 2012 I got the results that I'm HIV positive. Since then I feel like I've been living in a fog. I was already dealing... Read more »

How conclusive is an Hiv test at four weeks?

Posted by worriedsick, 2 Replies
Should it be taken with a grain of salt? Or is it a good step in the right direction? Does anyone know the level of conclusiveness after 30 days for an HIV test? Read more »

Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »