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Rapid HIV Testing Locations

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...positive (reactive) results have to be put through a confirmatory test. The most common type of rapid test currently in use in Callifornia is the OraQuick Advance. The availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do...
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inquiry about Rapid Tridot Test

Sir,My frined's son has been tested HIV + by his employer in the middel east and is being deported back. We have been advised by our general physician to get Tridot test done. Please explain what is this Tridot Test and where in Mumbai should we get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive by reviewing the wealth of information on this site. Begin by reviewing the information on The Body's homepage under Quick Links heading. There you will find chapters on recent diagnoses and HIV testing.Good luck to both you and your... Read more »

Why do you recomend one thing for one person but another thing for another person

Hey Doctor just a quick question. In cases where possible transmission are very rare you say "just go have a simple rapid test done at the three month mark." I don't disagree with this. However, with people who have definent exposures you don't say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation any type of HIV-antibody assay, including rapid tests, ELISA, EIA, etc. However, rapid testing may not be available in all locations worldwide. I try to tailor my response to the individual questioner. However, there is no reason to recommend... Read more »

Re: HIV Positive or Negative

Hello. Thanks for the quick response to my question you recently updated at forgot to mention, that i'm not sure if they did a confirmation test (such as a western blot test)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about HIV testing by reviewing the chapter "HIV Testing Basics" that can be easily accessed on The Body's homepage under the Quick Links heading. Check it out! Dr. Bob ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is almost always the first... Read more »

Rapid test results/light pink background

hey there Dr.Bob, I want to thank you so much for a fantastic site and all the help you provide everyone. I hope you will answer my question and maybe my situation can provide help for many others. In 2007, I was tested via numerous times for hiv. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
.... . . ." Hmmm . . . you mean things like testing innumerable times (three times in one week!!) using various methodologies (rapid tests, Home Access, standard ELISA) at multiple sites, "making sure the little control line is perfect," "checking... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: County to Begin HIV Testing Campaign

...expenditure must be approved by the Board of Legislators and the county contracts board. If approved, the agencies will offer rapid HIV tests at locations including the Calcagno public housing complex in Yonkers, White Plains' Coachman Family... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...and other services. The counselor can help you through the whole testing process -- from start to finish. To find a testing location near you, go to . The CDC's National AIDS Hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636) is available to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Bronx Takes the Fight Against HIV to the Next Level

...HIV. "The Bronx Knows" campaign is making it easy for people to get tested, with more than 40 locations offering confidential, rapid HIV testing. For a complete list of locations, telephone 311 in New York City or visit ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MMWR Report Examines False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

...test reduced the number of apparent false-positive oral fluid test results and might be a useful strategy in other settings and locations," the report says. The report also notes that "CDC continues to encourage the use of rapid HIV tests... Read more »
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Condom breakage? Scared!

Posted by worriedsick, 4 Replies
...OK so I went in to be tested today, results will be back in fifteen very long days, but the health center was not offering rapid fire tests. but soon enough i will know. My question is I had protected anal receptive sex with a person who i... Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% 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 »

Oraquick HIVrapid test light pink background

Posted by timemachine, 2 Replies
...find out about the test last November with the pink background... I tested 2 times the week before that test at a different location and the test results were all negative and they looked perfect....I hope there is an expert here who can help... Read more »