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 »
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 OraQuickRapidHIV 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

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