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When Is Hiv Test Accurate

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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 »

What is this type of HIV test? and how accurate?

Hello Dr,I got tested for hiv a while back and it says on the paper:"IMMUNODOSAGE I (RIA -... Read more »

hiv testing how accurate are they

my wife got tested at a plasma place just for the usually things i guess and one her hiv test first... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Large U.S. Study Shows Which HIV Tests Are Most Accurate

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . NAM aidsmap reported that a large, two-part San Francisco study indicated that "fourth-generation" laboratory and rapid HIV tests were more effective than other commonly used HIV tests in diagnosing acute... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Department Finds OraSure HIV Test to Be Less Accurate Than Label Claims

A report by Public Health -- Seattle and King County in Washington state has found that testing with OraSure Technologies ' OraQuick test provides less accurate results than the label claims, Bloomberg reports. The OraQuick test is the only... 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 »
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Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »

how accurate is hiv dna test

Posted by gpboy, 1 Reply
i have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.

i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period.

This was the fingerprick test

I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative
I tested 121 days after... Read more »

44 day Neg Test! Accurate?

Posted by kbuddy77, 3 Replies
Hey guys i have a question for you. How Accurate is a Neg hiv test 44 days after a possible exposure. I read that its 99 % any insight from you guys would be great. I took a Rapid Hiv Blood test and a Oraquick Oral Test both were neg. I had a slight... Read more »