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Accuracy on rapid HIV oral sure test

Jun 29, 2011

How accurate are the rapid oral sure or quick test than the blood antibody test. also can it take longer than six months for HIV antibody to show up positive ?

Response from Dr. Young

Hi and thanks for your post.

The rapid HIV tests are highly accurate, but results should be confirmed by Western blot testing.

It does not take more than six months for one's antibodies against HIV to turn up.

Be well, BY

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