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type of test to take
Jun 14, 2008

hi dr bob! you're a man among men! question relating to types of HIV tests: what is the blood test for antibodies called? the clinic calls it a 'rapid test' - is that the only name it is referred to as? and on a more general note, these antibody tests as opposed to the tests specifically looking for the virus itself are only deemed reliable after 3 months post-exposure right? thanks and god bless

Response from Dr. Frascino

This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there using the same title and add the phrase, "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Thank you.


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