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How Accurate Is A Hiv Test

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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 Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

...contacted Seattle officials. Nonetheless, the agency sent a letter to physicians on Aug. 20, voicing support for oral fluid HIV testing and stating that the test has performed well "overall" and is important for increasing the number of people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get Tested on HIV Testing Day

... In the run-up to National HIV Testing Day June 27, CDC has released new statistics indicating that more than 1.1 million Americans are HIV positive, with 21 percent Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...there. This raised the question, which we tried to answer in this poster: How do the variety of available and now newly available HIV tests perform given that there is so much acute infection that was previously unrecognized in these testing... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Factors Associated With HIV Testing Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative High-Risk Adolescents: The REACH Study

...A recent issue of Pediatrics featured a study focusing on the HIV testing patterns of HIV-positive and HIV-negative high-risk adolescents to determine why, where, and when young people use such testing Read more »
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How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days... Read more »

Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12 weeks, does this mean... Read more »

Hiv/test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after sexual contact should you wait to have an Hiv test,to have an accurate result? I've hear 6 months is long enough but should I wait longer? Read more »