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Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »

MIRATES TEST HOME RAPID TEST

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can anyone tell me if they have used the Mirates self home test with rapid results. This test has been approved in many of the EU countries. It's not a scam test like so many others. It's a real approved HIV test from the Netherlands. Can you get... 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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about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
The 1,900 people who took a rapid HIV test at Toronto's Hassle Free clinic are being urged to get themselves rechecked after a new study showed the test is faulty.

Initial studies showed the rapid-method test was reliable, but after it was put into... Read more »

Rapid 1 + 2 Test Accuracy??

Posted by jonno, 1 Reply
About 7-8 years ago I had high risk unprotected male/female vaginal sex only. This happened on one occasion.

I have now used a Core Technology Co Ltd HIV 1 + 2 Rapid Home Test twice in the last month and both have shown negative.

http://beijingcore.... Read more »
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Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Well, I got my hands on a HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit made by Core. A pharmacist can me the rapid test since I could not pick my self and test readings came out positive. Remember I am the guy who is currently in a third world country on business...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A positive rapid HIV test is considered to be only preliminarily positive. You would need a more specific test, such as a confirmatory Western Blot test, before being diagnosed HIV positive.My assessment of your risk remains unchanged. See... Read more »

Re; Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Thanks for your concern and reply: Please do not take me as a worried wart hog (i.e. worried well)FYI, I tracked the CSW down in Cape Town to let her know my last test status and asked her to test also. She stated she had no concerns as she claims...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.My assessment and advice remain unchanged from the last two times I responded. See link below. Whether you are "007" or "worried wart hog," there is not much more I can offer you. Definitive testing will give you a definitive... Read more »

Home/rapid HIV & HCV tests in Canada

Hi Doc, just wondering if you are aware of any good FDA approved HIV & HCV home/rapid test kits avaialbe in Canada? Or would you know where to find this info? Many thanks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I know that Orasure (Orasure Technologies) has a rapid HCV test, that has been approved.... 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Editorials Urge FDA to Approve OraSure Technologies' Rapid HIV Test for Home Use

An advisory panel of FDA on Thursday is scheduled to review a proposal to make OraSure Technologies ' rapid HIV test available for use in the home. After the panel makes a recommendation, OraSure said it likely will formally apply to sell the test... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel to Review Proposal to Make OraSure Technologies' Rapid HIV Test Available for At-Home Use

An advisory panel of FDA on Nov. 3 is scheduled to review a proposal to make OraSure Technologies ' rapid HIV test available for use in the home, the New York Times reports. After the panel makes a recommendation, OraSure said it likely will... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission to sell its OraQuick... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIVMA Supports Approval of Rapid, at-Home HIV Test; Urges Continued Research

As HIV medical providers and researchers on the front lines of the HIV pandemic, we strongly support expanded access to HIV testing to improve early detection of HIV infection. We believe the rapid antibody HIV test recently approved by the Food and... Read more »