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Rapid Test Done At 10 Weeks

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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 »

How Reliable is a 13 week rapid elsia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi

can anyone tell me if i can go back to having unprotected sex with my wife after a stupid one night stand with a girl of unknown staus she was 18 may not have had many partners? i tested 7.5 weeks neg for hiv stds etc and then 13 weeks neg again... Read more »

should i test with rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello,
i am at my 3 month mark (12 weeks) after unprotected sex and was thinking about taking the rapid suds test so that i could find out my results right away instead of waiting 10 days but i read that these tests can have high false positive... Read more »
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reliability of hiv rapid test at 29 weeks

i had sex with the csw sometime ago. it was protected all the way. but few days later i got very sick with a flu like illness which is present up to now. i got scared that i might some how got hiv because her fluids touched my shaved pubic area....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your tests have repeatedly confirmed that you're HIV negative and they will continue to give you negative results. This is because your initial "exposure" really wasn't one. You never had any risk! Even... Read more »

CDC worker told me Oraquick rapid test was 95% accurate at three weeks.

Dear Dr. Bob,I had a worker at the CDC tell me that Oraquick rapid testing was 95% accurate at three weeks.She didn't say it was definative, but said most folks will produce detectable antibodies within two to three weeks.How true is this.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Barry,I agree that "most folks will produce detectable antibodies within two to three weeks," if they are HIV infected. However, I cannot verify the 95% statistic. Even if it were accurate, 95% would not be sufficiently high enough... Read more »

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 week of exposure?

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 weeks of unprotected sex? Of course I will follow with a 3 then a 6 month test.... This is killing me even after I spoke to my one night stand. She said she has no concern (not worried about her HIV status, she...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,An HIV test is considered conclusive at 90 days. By the 28th day a negative result is a good indicator of what to expect at the 90 day mark, but you must go in for the final test at 90 days.As the insertive partner your risk was lower.... Read more »

10 week with Rapid Oral Test

In July, my husband got drunk at work and couldn't find his way home. He just kind of staggered around a park all night and I became paranoid that maybe he sat on a needle or something (in Brooklyn, NY). I called the parks volunteers and they...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It's very accurate. There's no way he became infected by walking in the park.... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update: HIV Counseling and Testing Using Rapid Tests -- United States, 1995

Approximately 25 million persons each year in the United States are tested for antibody to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Publicly funded counseling and testing (CT) programs conduct approximately 2.5 million ofthese tests each year. CT can... Read more »