Home Hiv-1 Access testing?
Jan 19, 2001
Hi, I was wondering I know it is fda approved but is the home access hiv-1 test reliable and should I be content with the results. The last exposure was Aug.99 unprotected heter.intercourse. Tested neg. Aug 99, Feb 2000(both at dr.'s office) Home Access tested negative(OCT, NOV 2000) AND NEG(JAN 2001)HOME ACCESS. No further exposures. But have been having a pain in the neck(left side) and white tongue at times. Thanks for the answers. GOD BLESS everyone.
Response from Dr. Young
I'm not personally experienced with the particular home test that you're using, but negative tests this long after exposure rules out HIV infection, for all intent. If there is any doubt, I'd get tested using a blood test (this can usually be done anonymously at the local STD clinic). Neck pain and a occasional white tongue are not necessarily hallmarks of HIV infection. -BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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