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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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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 »

Can ARV's cause a rapid HIV test to read negative?

Hi Doc,I have been on ARV's for the past 6 years and my CD4 count has been between 700-830. I have not done a viral load test for they are very expensive in Kenya.I have been doing random HIV testing and they have all shown positive but 5 days...
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
I have no explanation for why the test would be negative, but more importantly, why are you continuing to get HIV antibody tests when you are already HIV positive and receiving HIV treatment?... Read more »

HIV Rapid Test

Robert,Thanks for all you do in the realm of HIV-your comments and expertise have put many worried minds to rest. Now for my turn :-) After searching forums, I was unable to answer my specific question. My boyfriend and I were just recently tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Most likely yes. I have no idea what "dots that were along the line where a positive reaction would occur" means. However, since a follow-up rapid test was done immediately after the one with the questionable results and was found to... Read more »
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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 »

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

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
I need some feed back from these news reports. Does anyone read them when I post them?
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FDA Blamed for Holding Up Rapid AIDS
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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 »