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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

On Oct. 25, Health Canada approved for the first time a rapid HIV test for use in doctors' offices, clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Using a drop of blood, the Insti HIV antibody test produces results in 60 seconds on average, said Richard... Read more »
AIDS.gov

FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Delivering Results in 60 Seconds

Richard Klein, FDA . Earlier this week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the INSTIā„¢ HIV-1 Antibody Test, a new, single use rapid test for the detection of HIV antibodies developed by bioLytical Laboratories of... 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 the agency. The rapid... Read more »
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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
Hello,Nope! This question comes 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.... 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 test was negative. I am currently on HCTZ (diurectic) pill for hypertension. Would this medication affect the outcome of the test. If the test was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted. (If you had been in the process of seroconverting to HIV positive at the time of the initial "faint positive... Read more »

Worry about rapid test results

Just starting dating for the first time in my life with a 23 year old guy and I'm 21. We started dating last year(2010) in June and he got tested before we slept together. He was negative - now when I get tested the rapid test shows a faint...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
False positives do occur with the rapid tests. Positive results are usually confirmed with a conventional ELISA and Western blot - this could give you a more definitive answer before June. Check with your physician and be certain to take sexual... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

29 day Rapid Hiv Test

Posted by Jagra13, 1 Reply
Hello,

I recently had a one time exposure (insertive vaginal). I tested negative at 29 days with a rapid antibody hiv test. I am aware of the 3 month window period and I'm aware that there is a chance that my results can change after my original test... Read more »