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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. Some antibody tests take a few days for results, but rapid tests are also available that can give results in about 20 minutes. All positive rapid tests must be followed by the Western Blot to confirm the results. Results of this confirmatory test can take a few days to a few...
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question to on a potential exposure, quick donation

Hello doctor, please help me. I am very worried and scared. I had oral sex with a sex worker on Feb 10th in Dubai. I am not curcumsiced. She licked/sucked my penis twice and and spitted on the tip of the penis and then applied condom and gave me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk associated with insertive oral sex is extremely low. Your fears are unwarranted. Your testing to date is encouraging Read more »

Arguments on the Connect board - help us out! (COMMON TESTING MISTAKES, 2010)

Dr Bob, I'm sure you don't waste your extremely limited spare time by surveying the fluffernutters on The Body's Connect "Am I Infected" forum. Whilst a valuable resource, it does seem to fuel the fears of many. But I was hoping you could help with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sure thing. Glad to help.Unprotected sex with Miss Positive would put Mr. X at risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently STD testing including HIV testing would be warranted. This would be considered a significant HIV exposure and, therefore,... Read more »

Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot. Her last test came out positive Western Blot. I have been tested three times in the past 7 weeks using the OraQuick Advance (Oral and Blood) that gives you results in 20 minutes and all have come out negative. The last chance of... Read more »

PLEASE ANSWER.Possible HIV infection, reliability of STD testing services offered on Internet, etc

Dear Dr. Bob,First, Happy, Happy New Year to you and your partner.! Second, I would like to thank you for answering so many questions. Your answers are educational, optimistic and encouraging unlike many others that I could find on the Internet. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mail) days. Rapid HIV tests performed at clinics or doctors' offices provide accurate results in just 20 minutes. As for other STD testing, I do not recommend home testing methods. A physician's physical examination is necessary to know exactly... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Magnet Celebrates Sixth Birthday

...clinic in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood has been open for six years, providing the gay community with rapid HIV screening, STD testing and treatment, and hepatitis A and B vaccinations. Clients, friends, and Magnet staff gathered to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Makes Improvements on HIV/AIDS Efforts, but More Work to Be Done, Report Finds; District Expands STD Testing Pilot Program for Students

...Washington, D.C.,-based Appleseed Center for Law and Justice examining the district's response to HIV gives the city "high marks for rapid testing, interagency coordination, surveillance and fighting the disease in the D.C. Jail," but finds that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Columns Urge HIV Testing

...found too much 'macho' persona could cut a man's life short" and this "research can also help explain why men are slacking in STD testing." That "'macho' mentality ... highlights the need for more regular testing," according to the blog (8/25). ... Read more »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...specimens in the lab, we've made a couple of important observations. The first was that oral fluid testing -- using the OraQuick Advance device on a oral fluid swab -- detected only about 86% of all of the cases of HIV that were actually present... Read more »
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Somebody know about this test???

Posted by nyboy
...I went to have my std's test on the New York Department of Health, at my visit they also performance an HIV antibodies quick test (20 Min). 1 week after I did call for my results, neg. but the operator told me that I still have to wait for the... Read more »

Can I put the fears to rest?

Posted by bigdogdog, 1 Reply
...On October 20th, 2008 I had unprotected vaginal intercourse. 4 days later I had a full blood panel and std testing. Results were negative. Since then I have had three more tests, they were The OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV- 1/2 Antibody Test. Read more »

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 Read more »

quick question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hey, lately i've done a STD test and result all negative, but my doctor has ommited my hiv test and i'm going bk for it. my question is, since my STD test a re all negative, can i say that the possiblility of testing Read more »