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Rapid Test Accuracy Three Months

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Rapid test at 5 months

Dear Sir:May God bless you for all good Karma. I am a professional from India and working in Canada and had risky sexual encounter 5 months agon on May 16,2008 with a guy who later turned out to be positive. My blood HIV test at two weeks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...predicting who is and is not HIV infected. You need to rely on specific HIV test results. Your negative HIV rapid test at five months is extremely encouraging. Because you had a significant exposure to a person confirmed to be HIV positive, the... Read more »

Rapid CD 4 count drop in 5 months

Hi Dr Keith, you are my hero and shining light... l was infected on a holiday in china january... Read more »

8 month and still scared....need a quick answer

Hey Dr. BobHope you had a great time in France. Happy to hear your brother is doing well. I hope... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...not developed antibodies and you are probably not infected. To get truly accurate results, it's necessary to wait three to six months after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested. That is because the immune system can take... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...Some studies show that IV (intravenous) cidofovir can make the brain work better in people with PML. Because PML can progress rapidly, it is important to begin treatments quickly. Where Can I Get More Information? A first-person account of... Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...reasoning, and verbal learning. And these changes do not reverse themselves quickly. Current research indicates that it takes many months away from the drug before your brain begins to heal. Other long term effects are often frequent bouts of... Read more »
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6 month rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...is a 6 month rapid suds test just as accurate as a elisa test that you wait 7-10 days for a result? Read more »

rapid testing accuracy

Posted by DUVCAST, 1 Reply
...here been tested positive with rapid testing, just want to know if I can trust my results, since I coming back negative at 5.5 months. Thank you for participating Read more »

No rapid test is as good as ELISA.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Do some research about the way the tests works. No rapid test will ever be as accurate as ELISA. For example, the rapid test uses just one or two drops of blood. The ELISA uses a lot Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
...rapid test....what a freaking difference. (I dont suggest that people get tested this often as I really should of waited till 3 months) For any "experts" in Canada reading this lets get with the times and get rapid testing more available in... Read more »