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Is Testing For Hiv Always Accurate

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Rapid HIV Test. How accurate?

Hello Dr. Bob, Thank you for taking the time in reading this.It has been since 6/7/2010 I had unprotected oral sex/partial intercourse with a female. I say partial because she tried to get me to enter her with out a condom, I got half way in but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...months would be considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Be well. Stay well. WOO-HOO!Dr. Bob Read more »

is qualitative immunoassay test accurate for detecting hiv?

hi dr. bob,I've been writing to you almost everyday 3months ago but I haven't received any response... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

...the only rapid test licensed to screen both oral fluids and blood for HIV, according to Bloomberg . Bob Wood, director of the HIV/AIDS control program at the Seattle-based department, said that in 5,460 tests, OraQuick failed to detect at least... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...participated in the Demographic and Health Survey -- which was conducted between October 2003 and August 2004 -- agreed to undergo HIV testing, Joseph Tedou, director of the government's National Institute of Statistics, said, according to IRIN... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Test During Labor Gives Accurate Results

...According to research published by CDC, rapid HIV-1 testing performed at the bedside in labor wards by non-laboratory hospital staff gives accurate results much faster than lab Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled, "A Clinical Study of Antigen/Antibody Rapid Testing for Acute HIV Infection." 1 This is a study that is unique in a couple of ways. It's essentially a... Read more »
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Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days after exposure - negative. i been reading this forum i see... Read more »

HIV Test Methods

Posted by ME2, 1 Reply
...have been tested for HIV four times: at 7 weeks, 14 weeks, 17 weeks, and 27 weeks and each time negative. My concern is the testing method. One test was a rapid test but the other three were Particle Agglutination (PA) test not an ELISA/WB... Read more »

HIV mail in test...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...when i went to my gyno, they told me they do not cover HIV screening/testing and i would have to go to a lab to get tested. i was a little leary about doing that, cause i was so nervous to even get tested Read more »