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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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Possible False Negative

I had sex with a woman that I barely knew several times around 12 years ago. Also, a year before that I kissed a girl for about an hour that I just met that day. I started having some strange problems several years ago and it has progressed to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...DNA test in 2008. YIKES! Exactly what part of "HIV negative" are you having difficulty understanding? Your multiple negative HIV tests are definitive, conclusive and absolutely WOO-HOO-able. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who... Read more »

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 »

Need assurance

Hi Dr,I had recieved unprotected blowjob a couple of times in India (Between 2003-2007) and the last encounter was recieving a protected blow job in second week on November in 2008 in US.I got scared and got tested by RAPID Home access Test on 12th...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your negative HIV-antibody tests for HIV-1 and HIV-2 are definitive and conclusive. Having hepatitis B will not cause false-negative HIV-antibody tests.Dr. Bob Read more »

20 Years in Hell Follow Up (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST, 2009)

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thank you so very much for your prompt and helpful response to my earlier question. You are providing a great service and I am certainly going to make a contribution to your foundation to help you continue with your good works. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 HIV. I buy them in a local drugstore...unfortunately for my wife the results are still positive! My question:... 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Vital Facts About HIV Home Test Kits

...online. They only allow testing for the presence of antibodies of the virus known as HIV-1. They do not provide the ability to test for HIV-2, a less common cause of AIDS. The Home Access System offers users pre- and post-test, anonymous and... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...questionable reliability are marketed illegally over the Internet and in newspaper and magazine advertisements. Rapid Test Rapid tests for HIV are assays that detect antibodies to HIV within minutes. Many of these tests use easily collected... Read more »
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HOME ACCESS TESTING HIV-1

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Home Access Hiv-1 testing. I was wondering if people could let me know if you think it is just as reliable as the doctor's test for hiv. I just want to be content with my negative result that I received from the home access test. Please I... Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot more, which may lead to more antibodies in the sample... that's... Read more »

Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive Read more »

testing differences???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wondering what the differences were between "generations" in the tests. Why would I feel less confident with a 4.5 month post exp. negative with a home access as opposed to getting 14 different tests at my doctor's office??? Also, is it... Read more »