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How Fast Are Results For HIV Test

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Fasting before the immunochromatography test?

Doctor Frascino:waiting 3-4 months is enough for taking the immunochromatography test? Its necessary to fast 6 hours? (i had an orange juice breakfast before taking it)Taking cocaine one week before the test affects the results?please forgive my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Fergus,Fasting is not necessary for HIV tests.Cocaine one week before an HIV-antibody test will not affect the result. However, cocaine can and will ruin your health, happiness, Read more »

Another fasting question/ Big donation to follow!

People ask if they have to fast (not eat or drink) before an HIV test. What about when taking a DNA... Read more »

You have said before...

You have said before that you don't have to fast before a rapid HIV test, what about the HIV tests... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Inmates Like Fast, Bloodless Test for HIV Offered at Jails

... Inmates in the Palm Beach County Jail spend, on average, 10 days in the facility. Because conventional HIV test results were usually returned in about two weeks, most inmates who tested had been released before learning their serostatus. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedMira Gets U.S. FDA Approval on Fast HIV Test

On Thursday, Canada-based MedMira Inc. announced its Reveal rapid HIV-1 antibody test had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Previous versions of the test received FDA approval in 2003 and 2004; the latest version of the... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...monitor your levels through glucose tests. For the most accurateresults, it's best to check glucose levels when you have been fasting (noteating for about eight hours). (See TWP sheets Diabetes and Lipodystrophy andBody Shape Changes) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...year, or more often if you are taking medications that raise blood fat levels. The test should be done in the morning after fasting overnight. Blood sugar (See fact sheet 123 ): This measures diabetes or insulin resistance. Test at baseline... Read more »
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Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...not an ELISA test nor a Western Blot, so my questions are: What kind or type of test is this? Can the results be obtain this fast (1 hour)? Is this a relyable or appropiate testing method for diagnosing hiv infection? How conclussive are my... Read more »

about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
...The 1,900 people who took a rapid HIV test at Toronto's Hassle Free clinic are being urged to get themselves rechecked after a new study showed the test is faulty. Initial Read more »

this may be a dumb question *DELETED*

Posted by jgk300, 6 Replies
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fasting before testing?

Posted by Anonymous
...have symptoms.... So is this a very common situation or is there something wrong with the test system? And also, do one need to fast before testing for HIV (I've heard about some blood tests that requires fasting)... and I didnt fast when i was... Read more »