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Rapid Test After 4 Weeks Pep

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Is a hiv test 10 weeks 4 weeks post pep reassuring? Can I stop being stressed and get some sleep now?

I had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv 4 or 5 times on July 31st. 4 days later she told me she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital that same day and got pep and took it for a month. I stopped taking it on September 9th. I got a rapid...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The test does appear to be a combo test and is very reassuring. To be safe, take that test again at 12 weeks. If negative, as I assume it will be, you are done with testing and can move on.DW... Read more »

Tested negative at 24 weeks post exposure I took pep

Hi doctor I have recently tested negative using a rapid antibody test at 24 weeks post exposure. My... Read more »

Post Pep Testing @ 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks!

Hi Doc,I am fully aware that post PEP HIV antibody testing should be carried out at 6,12 and 24... Read more »
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TheBodyPRO.com

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

My 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Rapid HIV Testing, Debate Over OTC Use; Newsweek Profiles OraSure CEO, Oral HIV Test

The New York Times on Saturday examined rapid HIV testing -- which has become the center of the U.S. strategy to prevent the disease and some say has "revolutionized" testing -- and the debate surrounding FDA 's consideration of a proposal to... Read more »
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Negative rapid test after four weeks

Posted by csmitty, 1 Reply
Is a negative rapid test after four weeks worth anything? I got that today from planned parenthood but I'm not very relieved. Some say that most seroconvert in four-six weeks but others say that three months is the only conclusive test. Should I be... Read more »

Accuracy of Rapid Test?? 7.5 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the accuracy of a rapid test (oraquick blood drop) at 7.5 weeks similar to an EIA or is it less accurate/sensitive?? Read more »

DUO Test at just under 9 weeks (also INSTI rapid)

Posted by Franek, 2 Replies
Does the DUO pick up p24 Antigen at just under 9 weeks if antibodies are not yet present?

Is there a gap between detectable p24 and detectable antibodies? Read more »

So worried - 3 month test next week post-PEP

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I'm just hoping for some advice and support, as I have my 3-month test on Monday, and I'm going out of my mind.

I was sexually assaulted on 23rd October, and started taking PEP 15 hours later on 24th October, as although I was aware of one... Read more »