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Table of Contents What Is HIV Testing? How Do I Get Tested? Who Should Get Tested? When Should I Get Tested? Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection? What Does It Mean if I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look...
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Positive Elisa, Indeterminate Western Blot, Negative Rapid Test HIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)

Hi, Doctor - Around 2 weeks ago during my annual OBGYN appointment, I received a HIV test. The Elisa came back repeatedly positive and the Western Blot was indeterminate with traces of P24. Freaking out, I then went to my local health clinic 4 days...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are most likely HIV negative. See below.Dr. BobHIV test was indeterminate?(INDETERMINATE HIV TESTS, 2009) (PREGNANCY, 2009)Feb 21, 2009 Hi, I have been sexually active for over two years now. I got tested two years ago and it came back... Read more »

HIV 1 vs HIV2 RAPID TESTS

Hey Dr.Bob,What's the scoop on these quick HIV tests for diagnosing HIV-1 versus HIV-2. I think I may have had exposure to someone from West Africa yet I can't stand the thought of having to wait for test results. Then again I'm not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Confused,What did the caption under your yearbook photo read? "I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not sure?"OK, here's the latest on rapid HIV tests. The original version of OraQuick Rapid HIV Antibody Test was approved... Read more »

AM I A FRUIT FLY - RAPID HIV TEST

Hi Doc,I made a mistake in my prior message between the Western blot and a rapid HIV test. Sorry for the confusion.I recently had a rabid HIV test done (3 months after my last encounter) and I tested -ve. It was the first time I ever had a rabid HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "rabid" HIV test???Results in 20 seconds??? Hmmm . . . . I agree your HIV risk is extremely minimal, but results in 20 seconds sounds baffling to me as well. Depending on the type of test, FDA-approved rapid tests can take from five... Read more »

HIV and HCV rapid tests

Hello. I love your site and have found alot of good info. However I had trouble finding about about rapid testsMy question: is there an accurate rapid test for hiv and hcv that is available to Canada?If so how accurate is it and when is the earliest...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brad,Rapid testing for HIV is available throughout Canada. Just contact your local AIDS service organization for the site closest to you. Google AIDS service organizations and the name of your city or town. You must wait until the three-month... Read more »
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RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

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results & waiting time

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello,
i have taken my 3 month hiv test at my doctors office and it is neg. the dr said it was an antibody test and that he would get the results in about a weeks time - which he did and then he told me i am neg but he wanted me to retest at 6 months... Read more »

Has anyone taken a rapid test before!!???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I am taking my first rapid HIV test tomorrow. I am a nervous wreck. I know it is better to only have to wait 20 min for your results, instead of 2 weeks, but I am terrified. The two encounters I am scared of, is 2 years ago I had slow, yet... Read more »

Rapid test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi

ANYONE KNOW THE GENARATION OF HIV RAPID TESTS?

THE ONE WHERE THEY TAKE A BLOOD FROM THE ARM?

THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE


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