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How Accurate Would A HIV Test Be At 4 Weeks

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Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 week of exposure?

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 weeks of unprotected sex? Of course I will follow with a 3 then a 6 month test.... This is killing me even after I spoke to my one night stand. She said she has no concern (not worried about her HIV status, she...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there,An HIV test is considered conclusive at 90 days. By the 28th day a negative result is a good indicator of what to expect at the 90 day mark, but you must go in for the final test at 90 days.As the insertive partner your risk was lower.... Read more »

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... Read more »

CDC worker told me Oraquick rapid test was 95% accurate at three weeks.

Dear Dr. Bob,I had a worker at the CDC tell me that Oraquick rapid testing was 95% accurate at... 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

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 »
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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 »
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Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey Shows

Cameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Risk Lower Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men Who Accurately Know Their HIV Status

A new analysis of data from 20 major U.S. cities reveals continued signs of sexual risk among gay and bisexual men, but shows dramatically lower sexual risk among those who accurately know their HIV status. The findings were published today in CDC's... Read more »
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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 »

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 the Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks

Posted by DSKMan, 1 Reply
I just did an Oraquick at 6/7 Weeks past exposure and once again it is negative. How accurate is this test at 6/7 weeks? I was told it should test positive for the vast majority of people now, but I am still negative despite of all of my clear... 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 »