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Lab Test For Rapid Hiv

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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 »

HIV from Path lab test

Dear Doc,Thanks for your answers to my queries. It is highly appreciated. Although deep down I knew... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure HIV Test Inches Closer to FDA Approval

...test-maker OraSure Technologies said recently. To gain approval, OraSure will at a minimum have to prove that consumers untrained in lab testing can correctly use the OraQuick Rapid HIV test. The final review includes an assessment of such... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit... Read more »
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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 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 Read more »

my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »