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Rapid Hepatitis Test

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure, Schering-Plough Working on Rapid Test for Hepatitis C

On Thursday, the maker of the oral HIV test, OraSure Technologies, joined Schering-Plough Corp. to announce a partnership to develop and market a rapid-result oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) test. Pennsylvania-based OraSure has previously announced it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: New Rapid and Point-of-Care Hepatitis C Tests Could Be Global Game Changers

Published in the current issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine , a new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center provides analysis that will potentially lead to updates in screening practices and ultimately... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Rapidly Progressing Hepatitis C in New York Gay Men

Recent outbreaks of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have been reported in England, France, Germany, Holland, and the United States. Many of these cases were sexually transmitted, which is unusual... Read more »
Ask the Experts

rapid tests....sensitivity....

if a person is infected with hiv and he is properly hepatitis b vaccinated,my question is whether rapid tests can show false negative results due to hep b vaccination?what is the percentage of people infected with hiv will devolop ani hiv antibodies...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HBV vaccination will not alter the HIV test results. HIV testing is highly accurate and is more likely to provide false positive results than false negatives. By 6 months if some on has a negative HIV antibody test, they are HIV-negative. Testing... Read more »

HCV rapid test

Dear doctor,Is the rapid test for HCV a reliable test? especially at 10 months post possible sexual exposure? I have read elsewhere that HCV and HIV coinfection causes late detection of HIV, so if I tested negative with this HCV rapid test, does it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am glad you asked this question. There is a lot of confusion about this point. If you are negative for hepatitis C and HIV antibodies 10 months out, these results are reliable.If a person (specifically a health care worker) gets infected with HCV... Read more »

Rapid Testing

I know you probobly wouldnt recommend it but I ordered a HIV rapid test kit online. I did this because here in the UAE they deport people who test positive for HIV or HEP B.Anyway my question probobly reinforces why testing should not be done at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,They deport people who test positive for HIV or hepatitis B???? Nice. How kind and compassionate! It says a lot about how enlightened UAE is.Regarding the details on how your specific online-purchased rapid test works, it's difficult for me... Read more »

Home/rapid HIV & HCV tests in Canada

Hi Doc, just wondering if you are aware of any good FDA approved HIV & HCV home/rapid test kits avaialbe in Canada? Or would you know where to find this info? Many thanks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I know that Orasure (Orasure Technologies) has a rapid HCV test, that has been approved.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone tell me if they have used the Mirates self home test with rapid results. This test has been approved in many of the EU countries. It's not a scam test like so many others. It's a real approved HIV test from the Netherlands. Can you get... Read more »

rapid test vs pcr test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone please tell me the difference between a suds rapid test, where you get the answer back in 20-30 minutes telling you if you have antibodies or not vs a pcr test? why is it that the in the doctors office you give blood but it takes like 2... Read more »

should i test with rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am at my 3 month mark (12 weeks) after unprotected sex and was thinking about taking the rapid suds test so that i could find out my results right away instead of waiting 10 days but i read that these tests can have high false positive... Read more »