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FDA Approved HIV tests for Information

For Information to users

  1. OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test
   2. Reveal G3 Rapid HIV-1 Antibody Test
   3. Uni-Gold Recombigen HIV Test
   4. Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test
   5. Clearview HIV 1/2 Stat Pak
   6. Clearview Complete HIV 1/2

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/factsheets/rt-lab.htm
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1163575 tn?1339482217
this is information for people in US....
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"How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV?"

"Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. It can take some time for the immune system to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect, and this time period can vary from person to person. This time period is commonly referred to as the “window period.” Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days). Even so, there is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies. Therefore, if the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the first 3 months after possible exposure, repeat testing should be considered >3 months after the exposure occurred to account for the possibility of a false-negative result. Ninety-seven percent of persons will develop antibodies in the first 3 months following the time of their infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV.

Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States." ( Reference CDC)
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This information is for people in USA.
186166 tn?1385262982
so what does your copy and paste have to do with approved tests?
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I don't think that is a complete list.
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No it's not, that is a list of rapid tests.  PCR-RNA  tests are not stand alone tests and have to be followed up with an antibody test.
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