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Rapid Test and HIV test results

If a known HIV positive individual whose viral load is "undetectable" is there a possibility that if he takes an HIV Rapid test that his test results will produce a "non-reactive' (negative)reading?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...up frequently. (Check the archives!) Briefly, plasma HIV viral load measures viral activity. HIV-antibody tests, such as the rapid test, check to see if someone is infected or not by assaying for anti-HIV antibodies. Anti-HIV antibodies are... Read more »

False negative on rapid HIV test (oral)

Quick question/story. Yesterday I went to a local clinic to have a rapid hiv test done just to... Read more »
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AIDS.gov

FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Delivering Results in 60 Seconds

...Canada. The newly approved test provides results in as little as 60 seconds, in contrast to the six previously approved rapid HIV tests, which typically deliver results in about 10 - 20 minutes. The new test contributes to the tools available... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

... People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington: Rapid Testing for HIV Available; Results Take Only 20 Minutes

... The Spokane Regional Health District has begun offering the OraQuick Advanced rapid oral HIV test to anyone at risk for the virus through unsafe sex or intravenous drug use, according to Dr. Kim Thorburn, health officer for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada OKs First Rapid-Result HIV Test for Doctor's Office, Clinics

...patient and their health care provider," said Galli. "This test is designed as a screening test. It is not considered a diagnostic test for HIV," he said. "In other words, any positive on a screen has to go for confirmatory testing. The patient... Read more »
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How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

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

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
... drugs almost immediately. Several new, so-called rapid HIV tests are moving toward FDA approval. But officials at the CDC who deal... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...verify here. The Health Leader Award 2006 Site of the Week November 2003 Listed in Fact Sheet 102 HIV TESTING WHAT IS HIV TESTING? HOW DO I GET TESTED? WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER... Read more »