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Rapid Hiv Antibody Test

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests

In March 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OraQuick┬« Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test (OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) for use with oral fluid by trained personnel as a point-of-care test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

My name is Dr. Joanne Stekler. I'm an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. I also work for Public Health Seattle and King County. This is a poster entitled "Limitations of HIV Antibody Testing in a Population with a High... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

First In-Home, Rapid HIV Antibody Test Approved for Use in U.S.

On July 3, 2011, FDA approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, the first over-the-counter, self-administered HIV test kit to detect the presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2). The OraQuick In-Home HIV... Read more »
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Accuracy of Determine HIV 1&2 Rapid HIV antibody test

fatique and joints weakness.5.nausea with weight loss in the first week of April 2012 and i could not regain the weight. I did 3 Rapid HIV antibody test within 17 months in two different hospitals.9 months post exposure- Determine HIV 1&2(...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am pretty sure that you don't have HIV. If you remain skeptical you can pursue getting an HIV RNA PCR test that looks for the virus itself. They are expensive. There are other infections one can catch during sex. I would be screened for... Read more »

Urgent: Reliability of rapid hiv antibody testing 1 year after possible risk

done since my possible risk. All three were the same test ( in a Canada sexual health clinic. This is a rapid hiv antibody test using blood from a finger prick. Test takes about 60 seconds for result.My possible risk was in mid...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIThe standard for testing is 3 weeks and conclusive at 3 months, though some would say 6 months is conclusive. I would say from all the testing you have described and the time frame, as long as there were no other exposures then you are HIV... Read more »

HIV rapid blood antibody test accuracy

Hi doctor I am writing from India , what is accuracy of HIV rapid antibody test aftet 10 months expouser. Took two rapid blood HIV antibody test on the mark of 10 months and 10 month 15 days both are non reactive ... It's there any case that...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Any testing at 90 days or later can be considered conclusive. You do not need to retest for this incident.In health,Richard... Read more »

Rapid Antibody Test

Hi Dr. Bob,Although I realize the normal window for HIV testing is three months, what do you think of a negative result for HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test at eight weeks? I have another appointment at the the three month mark to be more certain of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Mark,What do I think about a negative eight-week HIV-1/2 rapid test? I think it's encouraging and that it's four weeks too early to be definitive. Hopefully you'll find it reassuring to note that the vast majority of HIV-infected... Read more »
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antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
i took a rapid suds test at 7 and 9 weeks and they were both negative. i am going to take another rapid test at exactly 12 weeks (84 days) - thats in 1 week from now. i called the place i took the test at to ask what gerneration elisa test they... Read more »

rapid test

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone heard of a rapid HIV antibody test? It's supposed to be approved by the FDA but I'm not sure. Is it realiable and accurate as the standard test? There is a clinic that claims to give results in an hour. Thanks.

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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 »

29 day Rapid Hiv Test

Posted by Jagra13, 1 Reply

I recently had a one time exposure (insertive vaginal). I tested negative at 29 days with a rapid antibody hiv test. I am aware of the 3 month window period and I'm aware that there is a chance that my results can change after my original test... Read more »