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Home Access Hiv Test At 4 Weeks

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...antibodies to fight HIV. It usually takes two to three months for them to show up. In rare cases, it can take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for HIV. Once you test positive and start to receive health care for HIV infection, your name may be...
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Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

Dear Rob,Sometime ago I indicated that my wife is pregant, now at 7 & 1/2 months. She was diagonised to be HIV positive.Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »

HIV Test validity (Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit )

Doctor, either a valid test needs to be made available to the public otherwise people will use other means. Im convinced on this .... its time the government gets with the program and makes FDA approved tests available, otherwise people will use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your CDC Web page was the "Crock of Deceptive Crap?" Geodesic Meditech HIV TEST YOURSELF test kit is a self-performed blood tests for HIV.The FDA has not approved any self-performed blood tests for HIV. If this is what you did, your test is... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this true? Please give me piece of mind. I have tested up to 8 months using standard elisa, its negative. can i let go or should i still do a pcr?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months is definitive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. PCR is not recommended or warranted.Happy New Year! WOO-HOO!Dr. BobHIV TestingApril 12, 2007What Is HIV Testing?HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human... Read more »

Is my 3.5 month negative home access enough

Dear Dr. Bob, Here is the deal. I want to thank you for all of the effort you put into this website, and to your foundation. What you do for people, especially the "worried wells" is amazing. I've written a few times, but have had no response. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...different from those of HIV-2. I do not believe you need HIV-2 testing, but once again the option remains open to you.4.Home Access is designed for HIV-1 only. Other screening tests can cover both HIV-1 and HIV-2 reliably.5.Sure.Whatever is... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

... Table of Contents Introduction Obstacles to the Implementation of Routine HIV Testing in the U.S. New Technologies in HIV Testing HIV Testing Requirements: Opt-In, Opt-Out and Counseling Improving HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing -- Rhode Island, 2000-2007

...testing had been delayed. RIDOC reviewed records of HIV testing of jail detainees during 2000-2007. During this period, 102,229 HIV tests were administered (representing an estimated 40,000-60,000 unique jail detainees), and HIV infection was... Read more »
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Home access hiv test

Posted by LynnB, 3 Replies
Well I spent the money went ahead and pricked my finger, about passed out from that I am such a wuss, and sent the sample in. Then the next morning I called and my results were not in yet. So I waited all day calling off and on the check and... Read more »

HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access test be positive? I am asking because I had several (approx. 5) incidents of unprotected vaginal and oral... Read more »

the home access hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what kind of test is this? elisa? and is it just as good as any other test you would get at a clinic? Read more »

Can I stop or should I test for HIV2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm the one with 10 seconds of oral exposure with Russian Stripper. I just received my negative result from Home Access at 15 weeks 2 days. This was my 3rd home access test. I've taken Home Access test at 9, 12, and now 15 weeks. I've also had... Read more »