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If Patient Rapid Tested Negative Should I Still Worry

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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 »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage... Read more »

Having sex with negative rapid HIV test person

I had unprotected insertive felatio with a prostitute, there was blood in her mouth and now... 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

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Rapid Oral HIV Test

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Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »

Negative at 2months, still worried

Posted by Ham1973, 2 Replies
2 months ago, I had a solid needlestick while operating on a HIV positve patient who wasn't even aware of her status. I started PEP within 50min and completed the 28days. I tested negative to antibody tests at 6wks and another now over 8 wks but I'm... Read more »

Negative rapid test after four weeks

Posted by csmitty, 1 Reply
Is a negative rapid test after four weeks worth anything? I got that today from planned parenthood but I'm not very relieved. Some say that most seroconvert in four-six weeks but others say that three months is the only conclusive test. Should I be... Read more »

hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »