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How Accurate Are Current Hiv Tests At 5 Weeks

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hiv test ###plese answer im worried!!!is it accurate?

are certain drugs such az (zithromax(antibiotic),xanax,or...)would falsify current hiv test after possible exposure?...
Shannon Southall

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HiHIV testing is looking for the body building antibodies against HIV. No matter what else may be present in the body, medication or other infections, antibodies will be developed and if present will be detected by the test. The one thing to keep in... Read more »

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 week of exposure?

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 weeks of unprotected sex? Of course I will follow with a 3... Read more »

Accurate HIV testing Window

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

Cameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General and Laboratory Considerations: Rapid HIV Tests Currently Available in the United States

Rapid HIV tests are simple to use and require little or no specialized equipment. They make it possible to provide test results at the time the test is done. Six rapid HIV tests approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are... Read more »
TheBody.com

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 »
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how accurate is a 1-week test?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just took a test at 7 days post being exposed to hiv. anyone know how accurate this might be or what the percentage is of infected people that will be positiive at this point? i'm not sure of the exact test that was done. The doctor said we should... Read more »

Is a 6 week antibody test accurate?

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I had an accidental needle stick. Patient tested negative for HIV and positive for Hep C. My 6 week test was negative for both( test was 44 days after needle stick). My husband had a sore throat for 3 days that responded to an antibiotic shot, a... Read more »

How accurate is the Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I just did an Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks past exposure and once again it is negative. How accurate is this test at 6/7 weeks? I was told it should test positive for the vast majority of people now, but I am still negative despite of all of my clear... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »