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Rapid Tested Negative Should I Still Worry

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one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage with a sex girl in bangkok. When i returened to india i took two rapid test at 3rd and 6th week after exposure and the results came back negative. AT...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Frottage is not considered a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.Your positive eight-week test was undoubtedly a "false positive," as evidenced by your multiple subsequent negative tests. You've had 10 negative rapid tests... Read more »

Having sex with negative rapid HIV test person

I had unprotected insertive felatio with a prostitute, there was blood in her mouth and now... Read more »
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

Why is Counseling Recommended Before and After Taking the Test? Deciding whether to get an HIV test may not be easy. Fear and worry about the test are common feelings, both before taking the test and while waiting for results. Counseling can help... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More May Learn of HIV Status, Thanks to New Rapid Test

Of the 2.1 million people who were given publicly funded HIV tests in the United States in 2000, CDC estimates that 30 percent of those who tested positive -- approximately 18,000 people -- did not return for their results. Neither did 40 percent of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Tests: Questions/Answers

What has been the routine test for HIV antibody testing? The standard screening test for antibody to HIV is the enzyme immunoasssay (EIA), which iswidely used in the United States and around the world. This test requires serum or plasma, so ablood... Read more »
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Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »

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 »

hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »

where do you get the rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Where do you get the rapid, oral 20 minute test? There are 2 HIV organizations in the nearest city and both have a test with a 2 week wait. I tried to make an appt with an HIV specialist, but of course they won't make an appt until I have a proven... Read more »