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How Accurate Is The Hiv Rna Test

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How accurate is the RNA/PCR test at 3 weeks?

Hello, I am a young female, who was in a relationship with a male I did not trust, and of unknown HIV status, had protected intercourse all times. However I plan to take a RNA-PCR test 22 days after last time we had sex for peace of mind, how...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Your risk was low. Using a condom effectively protected you against HIV and many other STD's. The PCR DNA test would be fairly accurate at 22 days. I do not think this situation warrants testing, but if you want to test for peace of... Read more »

33rdday Elisa, CD4 and RNA accurate?

Hey Dr. Bob. I have got to tell you, you are a true inspiration to all. Not just those who are HIV+... 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 »

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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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HELP!!!! PCR RNA test is it accurate???

Posted by julio5000, 1 Reply
Hi I'm freaking out since I had protected sex with a hooker last sunday ... during the hole thing we used protection (condom) ... oral and vaginal sex. But we deep kissed 2 or 3 times and I found out that I had a little wound in my mouth because I... Read more »

Difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anybody know the difference between RNA-PCR and RNA-bDNA tests?

Are these tests accurate? Any false negative or false positive results? Are they worth taking to evaluate early HIV infection when possible early HIV infection symptoms are present?

I... 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 this test?

Posted by nikeboom, 1 Reply
Hi again...

I just tested negative at 40 days with the at home oral fluid Oraquick. my "risk" was being fingered in the anus by a guy who used precum to finger me.

How accurate is this? The HIV hotline (which is super helpful and I would recommend... Read more »