Rapid Hiv Antibody Test

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OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV I Antibody Negative TWICE ... but Still Petrified

Dr. Bob,I believe I sent you an e-mail a month ago about my situation. I've had two "risky" encounters with female prostitutes (the first encounter was in March '07, the other was on June 6, 2007). I say "risky" because of the fact they're...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, polyurethane is not the same material as latex; however, they both protect against HIV.Next, you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional testing is warranted. If you... Read more »

Your comment on crotisone Shot affecting HIV antibody testing, quick donation

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked... Read more »

research on testing

...they are infected). Here we are currently using the rapid HIV antibody tests which give results... Read more »
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Rapid HIV Antibody Testing May Have Limitations in a Population With High Incidence of HIV

...the time to summarize your study! You're welcome. Reference Stekler J, Swenson P, Coombs R, et al. Limitations of rapid HIV antibody testing in a population with high incidence of HIV infection . In: Program and abstracts of the 16th... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Approval of Rapid INSTI HIV-1 Antibody Test

...29, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTI™ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in human venipuncture whole... Read more »
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Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window Phase

...with a multi-resistant N. gonorrhoeae strain with reduced susceptibility to third-generation parenteral cephalosporins." "A rapid HIV antibody test was negative at the initial visit," the authors wrote. "We could only establish the diagnosis 14... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Rapid Test

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...The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center is now offering rapid HIV antibody testing. They are using the FDA approved kit that has proven to be as accurate as traditional ELISA tests. The results are ready Read more »

one more try; please help

Posted by Dutchman, 1 Reply
...there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antibody test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you think you've experienced ARS... Read more »

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