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If Patient Rapid Tested Negative Should I Still Worry

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...find out that you are HIV-positive (infected with HIV), you and your healthcare providers can better plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect others, and what precautions you might take to prevent transmission to other people. Regardless of...
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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
...Do you think these reactions are HIV 1 or 2 and if not, should I be concerned about these reactions? All other STDs have been ruled out and the only person I could have gotten HIV from has tested negative on the orasure advance rapid 5 months out... Read more »

Oraquick Advance Test Confusion (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK TESTS, 2009)

Dr BobI tested negative using the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 rapid test. I started reading some things on line that stated the accuracy of the rapid test was not as good as the standard ELISA test and had a higher rate of false negative test. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question!1)With all the recent reports on Orasure testing, would you say the mouth swab and finger prick methods are still accurate testing methods as long as you test after the window period?2)Do you recommend using those methods?Thanks Dr. Bob... Read more »

Rapid Test Accuracy..Scared and Donating to You

Dr BobI have read recent reports, one on TheBody, that says the OraSure Advance Test is not very accurate. I tested negative at 15 weeks since last possible exposure using a fingerprick Rapid Test. Should I now get retested using another test? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I would consider your negative finger-prick rapid test at 15 weeks conclusive. No additional testing is warranted. See below.Dr. BobThanks(Breaking news (FALSE Read more »

Donation Sent; Question Regarding Oraquick (RELIABILITY OF ORAQUICK ORAL TESTS, 2009)

Hi Dr. Bob....I sent a donation (cheque) 3 weeks ago via mail but I dont believe that the money has been withdrawn yet. I am in Canada, so maybe it'll take a little longer.I wanted to ask for follow-up information regarding the issue with the rapid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Question: "Is there a significant chance of a false-negative result on a rapid HIV blood test . . . ?" No. These tests are very reliable. (See below.) Your negative result eight months after Read more »
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The Body

The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...in any other circumstance: If you get a Pap smear and it is positive, that's just a screening test -- it may turn out to be negative. If you look at the same issues with false positives in mammograms, we're not afraid of getting mammograms... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Testing and Written, Informed Consent

...testing patients should receive either written or oral information on HIV testing, including the meaning of both positive and negative test results. Lastly, patients should be offered an opportunity to ask questions, as well as an opportunity to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Public Policy Response

...public health authorities used such pejorative terms as the "worried well" to refer to individuals who had previously tested HIV-negative but desired another test. Implicit in the early public health approach was the assumption that a negative... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

... What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing What Is Resistance? HIV is Read more »
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very worry please help!!!

Posted by amorie223, 2 Replies
...me i need it to get tested for HIV asap. i went to the local health dept. on July 20 received a rapid test which results were negative.. i am also i guess waiting for this week to also received std and syphilis and i think a further detail HIV... Read more »

Worried....but trying to stay focused

Posted by takincontrol23, 1 Reply
...out. Also had body aches and low grade fever for 2 days. Could this be ARS? I had a rapid HIV test on August 8th (which was negative) but positive for chlamydia. Treated for chlamydia but they told me that I need to retest at 3 months for... Read more »

Will they write down results for you.......???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I convinced my questionable "Exposure" to go have the rapid orasure test done tomorrow. He REFUSES to let me go with. But this isn't something Im taking lightly, so I told him that was Read more »

Some information that i wish to share!

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...who has past the 3months windows period get infected. He told me that there are some who tested at 4 months, results came out negative and again tested at 7 months, this time the results is positive. They did not test at 6 months because the... Read more »