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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...use of a rapid HIV test (with results provided in 20 minutes or less), your result is still preliminary . A confirmatory test must be performed to verify whether you are infected with HIV and these results will take several days. What does this mean for you? If you are beyond the window period and were reported HIV negative by a rapid test or an ELISA, and you are not subsequently at risk for HIV, you should consider yourself HIV...
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At 6 weeks am considering traveling to England for Duo Test

I am at 6 weeks Friday and although I have a local HIV test scheduled I am considering flying to England immediately afterwar (assuming I test negative) for a "Duo Test". I am considering this just to gain some peace of mind from their published...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that information in the archives.I'd suggest you cancel your travel plans and donate those frequent flyer miles to a local HIV/AIDS charity. You'll feel much better and avoid a nasty case of jet lag.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Dr. Bob, Does Chemiluminescence two months' result conclusive

Respectful Dr. Bob, I am the one who has asked you this question about "fingering a HIV+ woman with 3 hours' new wound on finger". I couldn't kill my anxiety and went for a test at 2 months time and got neg. and the doc told me the test method is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and my crazy sister Alberto (bleeding balls) Response from Dr. Frascino Hi Alberto, Yes, chemiluminescence is an FDA-approved testing method and equivalent to immunofluorescence assays (IFA). Chemiluminescence is actually the name of a method of... Read more »

Do Tests Always Trump the Symptoms?

I am a male in my late 30's and had protected vaginal sex with a Jamaican prostitute 1 year ago. I had no idea of the risk -- I know it all too well now. My life since then has been complete hell. I would like your expert opinion on whether I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'll make a few brief comments:1. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. You've had way too many already. 2. Your risk is Read more »

Lamb Skin Condoms Follow up

Hi, Doctor BobThank you for your response on my previous question, So I finally gather the courage to go see my doctor, I had the HIV test done on 10/26 and I finally got the results back today.. they came back NON-REACTIVE. Although I still don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...me and my crazy sister Alberto (bleeding balls)Response from Dr. FrascinoHi Alberto,Yes, chemiluminescence is an FDA-approved testing method and equivalent to immunofluorescence assays (IFA). Chemiluminescence is actually the name of a method of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

... Chicago will observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb. 7 with HIV testing, community forums, and health fairs at a variety of locations. For more information, Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. Some antibody tests take a few days for results, but rapid tests are also available that can give results in about 20 minutes. All positive rapid tests... Read more »
The Body

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

... This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Murray Penner is Deputy Director of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors . Murray Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...tests. How do I know which one I should take? The combination of an Elisa/Western Blot HIV Antibody Test is the traditional testing method for HIV infection. This combination test is looking for the antibodies that develop to fight the HIV... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...tests. but soon enough i will know. My question is I had protected anal receptive sex with a person who i asked if he was HIV negative, said he was, but talk is cheap. the deed was done on the beach, it was dark, and i used vaseline, which I... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...individuals to be screened for infection are of higher risk groups than the blood donor population, and thus require the use of testing methodologies with high levels of analytical sensitivity to detect primary infection. Of significance, the... Read more »

Western Blot Test

Posted by yes1, 4 Replies
What is the accuracy of the Western Blot at 7, 8, 9, and 10 weeks? Read more »

tested after 17 days

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi, I had unprotected sex, male to female 17 days ago. I contracted gonerrhea, more less self diagnosed, and got on anitbiotics to clear it up. I just had a blood test at 17 Read more »