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How Accurate Is A Rapid 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 »
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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 OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid on Mar. 26, 2004? What is the difference between the new OraQuick rapid HIV test for oral fluid and the OraQuick Read 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 OraQuick rapid 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 »
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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 »

Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
...provide results within 20 minutes by using a swab to collect oral mucosal transudate, or OMT, from the mouth. In the past, rapid HIV tests required blood samples. "Where the rapid test is available, those tested get their results within... Read more »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
... drugs almost immediately. Several new, so-called rapid HIV tests are moving toward FDA approval. But officials at the CDC who deal... 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 »