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Rapid Hiv Screening

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Opt-Out Rapid HIV Screening and Detection of HIV Infection in Emergency Department Patients

Journal of the American Medical Association : This study examines whether widespread routine HIV screening in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) is "associated with identification of more patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection than... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chembio Diagnostics Receives Order for 990,000 Rapid HIV Tests to Screen Pregnant Women in Mexico

Medford, N.Y.-based Chembio Diagnostics on Monday announced that it has received an order from a Mexican distributor for 990,000 of its rapid HIV test Sure Check HIV 1/2 to screen pregnant women in Mexico, the Long Island Newsday reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Screening in Hospital EDs Might Be More Cost Effective Than Other Screening Methods, Study Finds

Conducting routine HIV tests in hospital emergency departments was shown to be cost effective and "welcomed" by many patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences ,... Read more »
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Poitive EIA test, negative rapid screening

Hi there, I had to do a routine HIV test for a VISA immigration procedure. The initial EIA test was positive. The lab followed that up with a rapid screening, which came out negative. Now, the blood has been sent for further testing (I assume for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,False-positive EIA results do occur. I can't give an exact statistical incidence, because it varies somewhat depending on the exact type of test you had performed. That you had a subsequent negative rapid test is very encouraging and... Read more »

One Step Rapid screening test, help please.

please answer my question, i really need an answer, i got tested for HIV 1 and 2 using the method one step-rapid screening test, i got tested on the 27th day of my post exposure, my question is, how reliable is the test that i have done? it came out...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test is very reliable. Repeat testing may make you feel more reassured and the chances that second test will be positive depends on what your exposure was exactly. However a negative test at 27 days is very very reassuring.DW... Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, I would consider negative HIV-antibody tests at weeks 14 and 18 to be definitive. Certainly if you remain worried, the option for a six-month repeat test is always open to you.2.See above. HIV-antibody tests remain the best and most... Read more »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage with a sex girl in bangkok. When i returened to india i took two rapid test at 3rd and 6th week after exposure and the results came back negative. AT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Frottage is not considered a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.Your positive eight-week test was undoubtedly a "false positive," as evidenced by your multiple subsequent negative tests. You've had 10 negative rapid tests... Read more »
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Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval

Posted by Anonymous
Rapid oral HIV test wins FDA approval
Friday, March 26, 2004 Posted: 4:02 PM EST (2102 GMT)




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Rapid Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I often see mention on Dr. Bob's site about a "rapid test" and that you can have results in 20 minutes. I have 2 questions:

Where do you get these rapid test conducted? I am in San Fran.

My "at risk" experience was about 60 days ago, I had unprotected... Read more »

Screening and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Accuracy of Screening Tests

The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens from whole disrupted virus (first generation), recombinant viral proteins (second... Read more »

What generaton is a rapid hiv test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what generaton a rapid hiv test is? I think it is third but I am not positive.


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