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How Accurate Is A 20 Min Blood Hiv Test

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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of caring for your health. Ifyou are living with HIV (HIV+), lab tests are especially important tools thathelp you and your health care provider keep track of how you are doing in thefollowing areas: Immune...
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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 rapid HIV test at six months would be considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Be well. Stay well. WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob... 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 (the claim being that only the urine tests are accurate) seems to shake the very foundation of HIV knowledge. I'm very concerned. The...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The recent media reports about the urine tests have caused a lot of unnecessary panic. The following information is based on data published in the medical literature, not from media reports. Media reports are... Read more »

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 »

How Accurate are Blood Tests

Hi I go a negative blood test, at 4 months, but I keep on worrying about it. Are these accurate? I can.t stop thinking about it. Do I need future testing? All this anxiety is making it hard to sleep! Some of you guys here say 3 months is enough, but...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe standard for HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. Take care,LHW... 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 »

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 »

Are Rapid Tests accurate?

Posted by Anonymous
I performed unprotected oral sex on a Pre-op transexual (shemale) escort three months ago. She did not cum in my mouth. I have very bad gingivitis, bleeding gums etc.

After an unbearable three month waiting period, I went ahead and got tested using... Read more »

How Accurate is CRP Test at 10 days post exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone:

At 10 days post exposure my CRP test was 0.7% which the Dr. says is pretty much no HIV possible. What have you guys heard? Read more »