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How Long Does It Take To Get Back The Results Of A Rapid Hiv Test

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Rapid Testing for HIV Available; Results Take Only 20 Minutes

The Spokane Regional Health District has begun offering the OraQuick Advanced rapid oral HIV test to anyone at risk for the virus through unsafe sex or intravenous drug use, according to Dr. Kim Thorburn, health officer for the agency. The rapid... Read more »
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. (If you had been in the process of seroconverting to HIV positive at the time of the initial "faint positive... Read more »

Two Rapid Tests on the Same Day But Different Results?

Why would I test positive for the Orasure rapid test and negative for the finger prick rapid test on the same day? I took the oral swab test first. Got the positive, freaked out, went to a different clinic and got a negative result for the finger...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The different tests have slightly different sensitivities. I suspect the positive was false. The blood test that is being done will be the final word. It is a long wait but you will have your answer.DW... Read more »

rapid testing results

How accurate are the rapid test. I had one done monday night becuase the local health department gives them and i have no insurance. It came back poz. My usual thing is just being a voyer and taking care of myself. So needless to say i'm in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I recommend you review the information about rapid tests in the archives of this forum. Briefly, their sensitivity and specificity exceed 99%. A negative test is considered definitive; however, a positive rapid test needs confirmation by... Read more »
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Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back positive,... Read more »

rapid test vs pcr test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone please tell me the difference between a suds rapid test, where you get the answer back in 20-30 minutes telling you if you have antibodies or not vs a pcr test? why is it that the in the doctors office you give blood but it takes like 2... Read more »

How long does the HIV test take?

Posted by missing, 1 Reply
It has been a week and I am still waiting for the result. I thought ELISA is a quick test? Does that means my blood has to go through Western Blot........... I know ELISA can produce false positive but that small 1% chance doesn't seems very... Read more »