|Rapid HIV Test. How accurate?
Jan 29, 2011
Hello Dr. Bob, Thank you for taking the time in reading this. It has been since 6/7/2010 I had unprotected oral sex/partial intercourse with a female. I say partial because she tried to get me to enter her with out a condom, I got half way in but stopped and said no, no rain coat no play no way. I did receive a heck of a good blow job. That was in 6/7/2010 and I went to get tested for just about anything a guy can get sex wise on 12/31/2010. All tests were sent off to lab and came back negative. But the one in question here is they gave me a rapid hiv test (10 min) blood from finger tip. I asked how accurate it was being the last possible exposure was 6 months plus. She said the test was just as reliable as any others, and 10 minutes later or so, received my negative results. Do you feel I should be tested again with another rapid test or another form of HIV testing or was the last one on 12/31/10 concrete? Thanks for your response.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
A negative rapid HIV test at six months would be considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.
Be well. Stay well. WOO-HOO!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Hiv Infection Risk From Kissing An Hiv Positive Man
- Is Acute Bronchitis A Sign Of Hiv?
- Will Shingles Rash Spread?
- When You Have Sex With Someone With Chlamydia Do You Immediately Get It?
- What Is The Test Called Where They Check For You Chlamydia?
- What Does Genital Herpes Look Like On Women?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.