Rapid Hiv Test And Window Period

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Concerning Rapid Hiv Test

Dear Dr. Mark, First, I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly appreciated,secondly, knowing that an Elisa antibody test would be 95-99 accurate at 12 weeks post exposure, I want to ask how accurate would be a RAPID...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Same windowperiod. There are currently no FDA approved rapid tests available in the US. There are a couple available on a clinical trial Read more »

occupational exposure to body fluids

I was splashed in the eye at work yesterday with bloody pleural fluid. The pt tested negative on... Read more »

Meds and testing??

Hello Doc,I would first like to say what a great job you do on this site...I have a quick question... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "windowperiod" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIVRapidTests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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... Believing Your HIV Test Results | HIV Testing | AIDS Symptoms | WindowPeriod for HIV | Pregnancy | Confidential, Anonymous and Names-Based Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... What Tests Are Available? If you have been infected, your immune system will make antibodies against HIV. The most common HIV tests look for these antibodies. The HIV antibody test (called ELISA or EIA) is one of the most reliable medical... Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...talking about a version of this RNA test. Comparing antibody and RNA tests HIV antibody tests are the most common and standard tests for HIV. They can test blood or oral fluids. The As someone Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the windowperiod. This was the fingerprick test I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative I tested 121 days after... Read more »

Is this PN?

Posted by scared2Bpos, 3 Replies
...My risk was unprotected vaginal sex with male of unknown status. This was 9 wks ago. I tested at 6 wks and 8 wks with rapidhiv test. Both test were negative. I know that the windowperiod is 13 wks for conclusive. My question is for the past 5... Read more »

The Real Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...antibody tests is the "window" period: the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after infection has begun. The standard tests for HIV do not detect the virus itself, but the antibodies that the body produces in response. During the period... Read more »
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