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What are the facts?
      #100163 - 06/20/04 05:54 AM

Im in the philipines, I wanted to test for HIV because of some recent possible exposures. But my doctors are saying I should wait until 6 months before I take the test. But here people say 3 months is okay. Please, what should i do? Are the test machines different here in the Phillippines from those in other countries? Please, help, Im dying!

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Re: What are the facts? new
      #100168 - 06/20/04 12:01 PM

Hello Anonymous,

Testing at the 3 months mark is the gold-standard, also if the tests they use in your country should be from the (older) 2nd generation Elisa test.

Only if you would do only a HIV-test after 6 weeks already, it would be important to know what generation of HIV anitigen-tests they are using (some countries/US-states say 6 weeks is definitive with newer tests.)

You don't write what was your possible exposure. Feel free to ask our opinion on your possible risk.

Best regards,

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