How Accurate Are Rapid Hiv Tests

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Rapid HIV Test. How accurate?

Hello Dr. Bob, Thank you for taking the time in reading this.It has been since 6/7/2010 I had unprotected oral sex/partial intercourse with a female. I say partial because she tried to get me to enter her with out a condom, I got half way in but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A negative rapidHIV test at six months would be considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional 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

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraQuick Rapid HIV Test for Oral Fluid

... What is the significance of the FDA's approval of the OraQuickrapidHIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuickrapidHIV test for oral fluid and the OraQuickRead more »
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Early Expiration May Be Cause of Unusually High False-Positive Rates on OraQuick Rapid HIV Tests, Study Finds

...Thank you. Reference Facente S, Dowling T, Vittinghoff E, Sykes D, Colfax G. False positive rate of rapid oral fluid HIV tests increases as kits near expiration date. In: Program and abstracts of the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Test During Labor Gives Accurate Results

...were sent to its 24-hour hospital laboratory for OraQuickrapid testing. A total of 225 women were tested using point-of-care HIV testing, and 155 were tested relying on the laboratory. The average turnaround time for getting the results was 45... Read more »