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Hiv Testing Methods And Accuracy

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Rapid Test Accuracy Question. Finger Prick Method.

Posted by xrayvison, 1 Reply
I am curious and do have a question about Hiv Rapid Testing accuracy. I always test about every 3 to 6 months as I compete in combat sports and it is mandatory, and I go to planned parenthood usually and they use a rapid test and prick my finger.... Read more »

rapid testing accuracy

Posted by DUVCAST, 1 Reply
can someone here been tested positive with rapid testing, just want to know if I can trust my results, since I coming back negative at 5.5 months. Thank you for participating Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
I have reading and found this
A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »

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 »

Orasure accuracy

Posted by Anonymous
I took the Orasure test at a NYS Department of Health testing site. I was told it is as accurate as a blood test; however, the product information insert states that its accuracy ranges from 97.7% in high risk populations to 99.6% in low risk... Read more »
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Types of testing for HIV and accuracy- scared

I went to my family doctor and asked to get tested for HIV. I asked them after my testing if they used the Elisa or western blot test. They said no, that they do an antibody 1 and 2 test and if those come out pos, then they do the Elisa or western...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It doesn't sound like you got the whole story. The ELISA/EIA is the standard screening method for HIV antibody detection. While I would probably not worry too much about the accuracy of your results (you probably received reliable testing), you... Read more »

accuracy of repeated rapid HIV test

My ex-boyfriend and I were each tested for HIV recently with the rapid tests. I was tested with the rapid whole blood sample test and received a negative test result. He was tested with the oral sample rapid test and received a preliminary-positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Should he be worried? No. All indications are that his confirmatory test will conclusively prove that his initial test was indeed a "false positive."Can you be confident that your negative is a true negative? Absolutely!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Accuracy of HIV Antibody Tests from 2008?

Dear Dr. Bob: There may be others who have tested in the past and have concerns about the accuracy of tests taken a few years ago or even tests taken a decade ago or longer. Dr. Hook today advised a woman who had been tested several years ago to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.In general there is no reason to question the accuracy of previous HIV-antibody tests, even if they were an earlier-generation assay. Certainly there are certain situations and sets of extenuating circumstances that might lead to a specific... 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 that mean I am clean?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAs long as there have been no other risk of transmission you are HIV negative. You are clean if you took a shower recently!!!!Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

Nearly 300 U.S. physicians, government health officials and HIV/AIDS advocates on Wednesday gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day meeting that focuses on new approaches to expanding HIV testing in the nation and its potential effect on the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Researchers Find Problems With Common Method of Determining HIV Prevalence

Indian researchers conducted a study to determine the accuracy of the "most common" way of estimating HIV prevalence and presented their findings Thursday in a "late-breaker" session at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the ... Read more »