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How Accurate Can An Oraquick Test Be After 3 Weeks

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Post Pep Testing @ 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,I am fully aware that post PEP HIV antibody testing should be carried out at 6,12 and 24 weeks from exposure for a conclusive result.Do you know of any cases where earlier negative tests have gone on to be positive at later stage? If so, how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, with over 25 years of clinical experience, I have not seen a case where someone with negative post-PEP testing out to 24 weeks subsequently tested HIV positive (without additional HIV risk). Dr. Bob Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. ... Read more »

Big weenie guy once again (6 WEEKS VS 3 MONTHS VS 6 MONTHS, 2009)

Dr.Bob, hope you remember me. I have a 2 questions for you. 1. I had protected sex with a retired... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

... New York, NY -- The first Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week will kick off on June 19th, calling on Americans, especially young people, to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Free HIV Testing at Weeks School

... The annual "Summer Sizzler" community HIV testing event will take place Monday at Edwin E. Weeks Middle School, 710 Hawley Ave. in Syracuse. Free, rapid-result HIV testing will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; no appointment Read more »
The Body PRO

Late Breaker No. LB16: Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Study to Compare the Antiretroviral Activity and Tolerability of Efavirenz (EFV) + Indinavir (IDV), versus EFV + Zidovudine (ZDV) + Lamuvidine (3TC), versus IDV + ZDV + 3TC at 48 Weeks (Study DMP 266-006)

...treatment naïve, and who had baseline CD4 of 354  +  202 cells/mm 3 , and RNA PCR of 4.77  +  0.57 log copies/ml. Results at 48 weeks were reported in several ways, the observed data (OBS), and then the intent-to-treat analysis (ITT) which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: HIV, AIDS Awareness Groups Offer Free Testing This Week

... AIDS awareness groups are urging Oklahomans to take advantage of free HIV testing opportunities this week as part of Wednesday's National HIV Testing Day. A mobile testing van, provided by the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund, will offer testing Read more »
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12 weeks to 13 weeks

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
...so after every symptom i have had a 12 week negative rapid 10 minute hiv test do you guys think the 1 week matters or is this a good enough the lady at the clinic said i Read more »

6 week oraquick

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have read a lot of remarks about a 6 week ELISA being a good indicator of your status. Is a 6 week negative oraquick rapid HIV 1/2 test as good as an ELISA? I know I Read more »

Accuracy of Rapid Test?? 7.5 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is the accuracy of a rapid test (oraquick blood drop) at 7.5 weeks similar to an EIA or is it less accurate/sensitive?? Read more »

ARS symptoms and 6 weeks test negative.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...non-itchy rash (dark red spots) on my arms and my thighs that dissapeared in about 3 days. I took a OraQuick rapid test about 6 1/2 weeks after my last exposure and it was negative. I am still worried, and I will be taking another test in a few... Read more »