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Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Well, I got my hands on a HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit made by Core. A pharmacist can me the rapid test since I could not pick my self and test readings came out positive. Remember I am the guy who is currently in a third world country on business...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.A positive rapid HIV test is considered to be only preliminarily positive. You would need a more specific test, such as a confirmatory Western Blot test, before being diagnosed HIV positive.My assessment of your risk remains unchanged. See... Read more »

Re; Just tested positive with Core HIV 1+2 Rapid home test kit

Thanks for your concern and reply: Please do not take me as a worried wart hog (i.e. worried... Read more »

Normal Saline and Rapid test kit

Can you use normal saline and rapid test kit to check your HIV status.Thank you... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Oral Fluid Based Rapid HIV Test Kit

FDA today approved the use of oral fluid samples with a rapid HIV diagnostic test kit that provides screening results with over 99 percent accuracy in as little as 20 minutes. Until now, all rapid HIV tests required the use of blood in order to get... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Rapid HIV Test Kit

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new rapid HIV diagnostic test kit that provides results with 99.6 percent accuracy in as little as 20 minutes. Using less than a drop of blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rapid HIV Test Kit Launched in Singapore

Today, a Singapore biotechnology firm announced it has reached an agreement with US-based OraSure Technologies to make its OraQuick HIV 1/2 rapid test available in Asia. "This technology will greatly facilitate HIV testing and may well prove to be a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Integrating Rapid Syphilis and HIV Testing for Pregnant Women Could Reduce Maternal, Child Morbidity and Mortality

"A study conducted in Uganda and Zambia by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) found high rates of syphilis and HIV co-infection among pregnant women in both countries," but showed that "integrating rapid syphilis screening and... Read more »
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Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »

At Home HIV Testing Kits

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
Hi everyone.

Does anyone know anything about doing your own HIV test yourself at home? Is there such a thing? How do I get one? I think the only way I will ever be able to test is through this method. I heard something about it on the internet... Read more »

Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back positive,... Read more »