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rapid test negative and lab test positive, how come ?

I live in Hong Kong,I did an HIV test, first they made a rapid test (taking blood from my finger) and the result after 20 minutes comes out NEGATIVE. In same time they take sample of my blood to do other lab test (I think the classic ELISA or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot explain the logic (or lack thereof) of your recent testing in Hong Kong! Certainly if you had a negative rapid test three months or longer from your last potential HIV exposure, I would consider it to be conclusively... 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 »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

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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 »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
I need some feed back from these news reports. Does anyone read them when I post them?
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rapid tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was reading about 'rapid hiv tests' are they offered to everyone? My doctor has only ever offered the regular one that takes 2 weeks. Should I ask about it or do you have to be at a certain risk for them to give it to you?
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What generaton is a rapid hiv test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what generaton a rapid hiv test is? I think it is third but I am not positive.


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