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Rapid Results For Hiv Test

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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 »

Drug interactions affecting result of HIV rapid test

Dr. Frascino,Recently I was tested using the OraQuick advance rapid HIV test (oral swab) and the... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
The Body PRO

Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Oakland Tribune Examines OraQuick Rapid HIV Test That 'Could Alter' HIV Diagnosis, Treatment

...The Oakland Tribune on Monday examined the use of OraSure 's OraQuick rapid HIV test, which can deliver a result in about 20 minutes, saying that the test "could alter diagnosis and treatment for thousands." 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
...provide results within 20 minutes by using a swab to collect oral mucosal transudate, or OMT, from the mouth. In the past, rapid HIV tests required blood samples. "Where the rapid test is available, those tested get their results within... 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 »

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. Read more »