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How Accurate Is A 2 Week Hiv Test Result

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hiv test after pepMy AntiHiv (ab & p24 ag) result is Negative after 18 days. My question is can i trust the result? I asked two doctors and they said you dont need any other tests and the result is accurate and you're clean! Please tell me what do you

I have unprotected sex with a csw at 4 Feb 2014 and I used PEP 28 days included Lamzidivir and Zidovudine, Kaletra at 43hours after exposure. 18 March 2014 is about 2weeks after finish PEP I have taken HIV combo Ab/Ag test is Negative. after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If combo test is negative at 6 and 8 weeks after your exposure, you are not infected. DW... Read more »

4 week long enough for accurate result

4 months ago I kissed a prostitute . About 30 days after I got tested for hivs and other stds and... Read more »

Did I wait long enough to get an accurate HIV test result?

Hi, Could you help to clarify the meaning of test results I have received? Are they conclusive... 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 »
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Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »

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 »