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How Accurate Are Blood Test For Aids Virus

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is a test for the virus in the blood, accurate early?

i recently was exposed to a hiv infected person thru intercourse with them. it has been 10 weeks since i was exposed. i went and saw an hiv specialists. he had two main tests done an elisa and a specialized test. elisa of course tests for antibodies...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Possible, but extremely unlikely. MH... Read more »

Are urine tests more accurate than blood tests?

This new information claiming that many people have HIV and are not testing positive on blood tests... Read more »
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How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

My name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Testing Yourself for HIV-1, the Virus that Causes AIDS

AIDS is a serious disease that can be fatal. You can determine if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1), the virus that causes AIDS, by taking a test for the presence of antibodies to the virus. The tests that are... Read more »
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44 day Neg Test! Accurate?

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
Hey guys i have a question for you. How Accurate is a Neg hiv test 44 days after a possible exposure. I read that its 99 % any insight from you guys would be great. I took a Rapid Hiv Blood test and a Oraquick Oral Test both were neg. I had a slight... Read more »

Websites containt accurate info??

Posted by Worriedtoomuch, 1 Reply
For the past few days, I've been reading numerous websites to find out the symptoms/ chance of transmission of HIV. At first, I thought all the info was reliable,but once I began to find information that conflicted,I had become quickly distraught.

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I am worried my 3 month test isnt accurate.

Posted by Worried12, 11 Replies
First let me say I am sorry for asking "stupid" questions. I think I have an anxiety disorder, and I will seek help when this HIV thing is resolved. I was tested at nearly 4 months, but I have heard it is possible to not be accurate until 6 months.... Read more »

How accurate...

Posted by MOCHA, 2 Replies
Are RNA Nucleic Acid Amplified Tests. Where I live this is routine in an HIV test. They say that it helps find HIV itself during acute HIV infection, during ARS. The doctor there told me that it detects HIV in the blood after 2 days of possible... Read more »