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Rapid Hiv Test Reactive Followed By Hiv Ab/ag Test

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 test to aid in the diagnosis of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing in Kenya Could Decrease Following Study About Rapid Tests, Health Minister Says

Kenya's Health Minster Beth Mugo on Monday said that she is concerned HIV testing could decrease in the country following a recent study about rapid tests, Reuters reports. Recent media reports have focused on an October 2008 study in the East... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
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Weakly reactive test followed by negative viral load test

Hi Doctor, I've got a big problem.I was stupid one time, and had unprotected vaginal sex with a prostitute, who was, well, not in the classiest area of town shall we say. Yes, I know I'm an absolute idiot. :(3.5 weeks after the exposure,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Reviewing your laboratory tests to date, they indicate you are HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. I'm not exactly sure what they are talking about with the "3 things" they... Read more »

weakly reactive rapid test

Dr Bob,Sorry for the confusion. So I had 2 possible exposures latest 1 month ago and previously >6months ago. so After the second exposure I had mild symptoms (fever, sore throat and maybe rash & diarrhea). So I took DNA PCR 1 day after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your timeline is still very confusing . . . . "DNA PCR 1 day after . . . ," "DNA PCR done on day 11 . . . ," etc.Here's the bottom line. A positive rapid test followed by a negative Western Blot is considered a... 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 »

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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HIV Rapid Oral Fluid Test Accuracy.

Posted by Baily, 1 Reply
Does anyone know about HIV rapid oral fluid test's accuracy. I have been reading mixed reviews that the rapid oral test has a history of false negitives and does not preform as what the manufactor claims >99%.

I tested with an oral fluid test at... Read more »

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 »

should i test with rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello,
i am at my 3 month mark (12 weeks) after unprotected sex and was thinking about taking the rapid suds test so that i could find out my results right away instead of waiting 10 days but i read that these tests can have high false positive... Read more »

HIV infection and false reactive VDRL test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »