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Rapid Blood Test - Results

I was tested at 7 weeks with a Rapid Blood test at planned parenthood. It had a very dark Neg line, but a faint positive line. The nurse practitioner said it was positive. She then drew blood and sent it to the lab (labcorp) for testing. It came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive at the time of the initial "faint positive line," you would have been conclusively positive at the time of your 120-day test!)Dr. Bob Read more »

few day before i take the hiv blood test i used to take drug (crystalmave)

Hi Dr,I have a question that keep turning on my mind, that is i am a occasionally drug taker... Read more »

Validity of older tests

Hi Dr. Bob How are you? I hope all is well:) I have chatted with you in the past and you gave me... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...itself , so HIV is not transmitted through these fluids. Some public test sites offer this oral test as an alternative to blood testing. The sample is sent to a lab, where it undergoes an ELISA procedure. All positive ELISA samples undergo... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado Transplant Patient Infected With AIDS Virus in 2008

...donated at the same center, and again reported no risk factors on the routine eligibility screening questionnaire. But his donated blood tested HIV-positive, and all products from his donation were destroyed. The man was indefinitely barred from... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different types of antibody tests available. Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...Preventing and treating AIDS is one of the Food and Drug Administration's top priorities. A new class of drugs, a home blood testcollection kit, an oral diagnostic test, an HIV antigen test, an HIV-1 antigen test for blood supply, and an HIV... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...virus. It takes the average person 12 - 14 weeks (approx. 3 months), to produce enough antibodies to show up accurately in a blood test. This 3 month period is called a "window period". If you are tested for HIV during this time, the test may... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
...unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At 3 months, and in the last year). I have no symptoms.... Read more »