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Rapid Hiv Test Efficacy

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rate of Voluntary HIV Testing Unchanged in Singapore Despite Expanded Access to Rapid HIV Tests

The number of people who voluntarily took HIV tests in Singapore in 2007 did not improve despite increased access of rapid HIV testing kits to more than 60 clinics, Singapore's Today reports. The country's Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Efficacy of an Emergency Department-Based HIV Screening Program in the Deep South

Residents of the Deep South, especially African Americans, continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The current report describes an Emergency Department (ED)-based HIV screening program in the Deep South using CDC's 2006... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in Low-, Middle-Income Countries Can Reduce Costs, Increase Efficacy, Study Says

Larger HIV prevention programs in low- and middle-income countries can reduce program unit costs and increase efficacy, according to a study published recently in BMC Health Services Research , Asian News International reports. For the study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

Ding Dong Injury- Can people trust the rapid hiv tests? (Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims)

DR Greetings and well wishes!! I hope your having a fabulous evening!! First let me tell you that you give hope to the hopeless. Thats power!! Here is my story. I tested negative at 96 days with the finger prick test. I then went back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, it was indeed a fabulous evening! I spent it having dinner with two of my favorite people: Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim and New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich!Regarding your ding-dong problem, the blowjob actually bruised... Read more »

Are there rapid PCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needle sticks?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are there any rapid tests available for supicious needle sticks or used in medical centers' neonatal units?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Tests like the Qualitative PCR tests, p-24 antigen tests, viral culture testsetc. are NOT used for routine testing, nor for follow-up on needlestickinjuries. As I have discussed in previous questions, these tests... Read more »
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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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USAID AND WHO Approved Rapid Hiv 1/2 test - POC

Posted by happyfrog, 1 Reply
Has anyone have any information in the following test:

icare Anti hiv test 1/2 Rapid Made in singapore/

It is USAID and WHO approved? Read more »

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 HIV tests. PLEASE help!

Posted by asdf646, 2 Replies
Can anyone please give me any information about the accuracy of rapid HIV tests ( particularly the unigold finger prick).

I've had a negative result at 3, 6, and 12 months post exposure, but for some reason, I can't get the HIV scare out of my mind.... Read more »