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How Accurate Is Getting Tested At 12 Weeks

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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 »

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day treatment, say British researchers. Dr. Helen H. Lee of the University of Cambridge and colleagues... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hom Testing Kits accurate??

Wrote you a couple of weeks ago about symptoms.Took a home test at 4 months and it has come back neg. Still not sure because of all the symptoms, I had. I was on antibiotics at the time. Do I need to be tested again??Donated at that time and will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You want to get back to "norma;/"? Who the hell is Norma?Regarding FDA-approved home- (not hom) test kits for HIV, yes, they are very accurate. You can check the archives regarding specific brands of home-test kits if you need... Read more »

How Accurate is my test

I am relived to say after a few months of worrying I tested HIV negative. I appreciate all the support that is given here and the prompt way you respond to questions. I am 20 years old and this was the only source that I depended on as it was hard...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There is no simple answer to why anyone would talk about being HIV negative. You raise an important and disturbing consideration which is that people do not always tell the truth, especially about something as highly charged as their HIV status.... Read more »

Want first ever vl test to be accurate

My husband is a ltnp (positive for over fifteen years with no symptoms and no treatment), finally going in for his first ever viral load test. He hasn't been under a doctor's care because he usually doesn't get sick at all, not even...
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
It's hard to know what the viral load might do in this situation. In general, in those with detectable viral loads, an acute infection (like pneumonia), can increase the viral load 10 times or more in the absence of HIV treatment. In LTNP who... 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 already? Or I shall do more tests?I had unprotected intercourse 146 days ago, Later 74 days ago, I had received oral sex.On my 84, 86, 105, 135, 146days...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You HIV tests have conclusively stated that you <i>did not</i> get HIV from your unprotected intercourse and oral sex. We recommend getting tested 3 months from your last risk, you did that and more.Negative test... Read more »
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Testing times--whats accurate!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I get really frustrated with the information out there about testing. It seems that half of everyone says three months and you're definately in the clear. The rest say 6 months or longer . . . : ( I just want to put the worry behind me. I took a... Read more »

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 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 »

Six Weeks:How Accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know exactly how accurate a six week test is?

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