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Hiv Testing Accuracy

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HIV test accuracy

Hello,I had an HIV test where they withdrew blood exactly 3 weeks after possible exposure. My test came back negative. How reliable is this after 3 weeks? My plan is to go again in another few weeks....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you. You are on the right course for testing, yes it is reliable, but again you need to be tested again at 90 days to... Read more »

Rapid HIV Test Accuracy?

I recently had a Rapid HIV test using fingerstick done in a facility that said they were FDA... Read more »

hiv test accuracy

Hi i was tested for hiv a year after i had sex with a certain girl and it came back negative. Does... Read more »
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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

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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: State Guidelines Call for Accuracy in Contraception, Disease Prevention Info

On Thursday, the Washington Department of Health and Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued voluntary guidelines for sex education in the state's public schools. The five-page "Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease... 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 »

HIV Rapid Oral Fluid Test Accuracy.

Posted by Baily, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about HIV rapid oral fluid test's accuracy. I have been reading mixed reviews that the rapid oral test has a history of false negitives and does not preform as what the manufactor claims >99%.

I tested with an oral fluid test at... Read more »

Accuracy of Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test? Please help!

Posted by Burgundy11, 1 Reply
I did a Anti-hiv 1&2 (recombinant antigen) blood test 5months after my exposure. The result was negative. How accurate is the result?! Read more »

Accuracy of tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard the accuracy percentages of HIV tests, but I was wondering about something that seems rather logical. Wouldn't an inaccurate HIV test more likely be false-positive, rather than false-negative. Aren't there certain things that cause the... Read more »