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      #178193 - 03/03/06 05:06 PM

what do the HIV clowns have to say about this ?

What should I know about HIV testing?

When thinking of tested for HIV, there are a few important things to consider:
There are a couple of different types of tests being used to help people determine if they have been infected with HIV. However, when people say "HIV test", they are usually referring to a standard antibody test.

When having a standard HIV antibody test, there must be at least six weeks time between the time a person was last at risk for contracting HIV and the time that he/she gets a test done. Some people call this the "window period". The HIV test is looking for antibodies, which are the body’s response to having HIV in it. For most people, it takes six weeks for the body to produce enough antibodies for a standard HIV antibody test to be accurate.

If people are continually at risk (active intravenous drug users, for example), they may want to get tested even if six weeks have not passed since their last risk. If the test result is negative, though, people may want to get retested again later.
For people who have been at risk for contracting HIV, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health offers confidential HIV testing through a series of clinics. Confidential testing means that there will be a private record kept with a name attached to it. Test results cannot be released to anyone other than the person being tested without written consent. Confidential testing can also be done at a regular doctor’s office. There are also a few state-funded anonymous testing sites. Anonymous means that no name is involved; all record keeping is done by a code number. To find a convenient testing site, to talk about testing options, or learn more about the testing process, people can call the AIDS Action Committee Hotline at 1-800-235-2331

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Re: Massachusetts new
      #178206 - 03/03/06 07:12 PM

[quote]When having a standard HIV antibody test, there must be at least six weeks time between the time a person was last at risk for contracting HIV and the time that he/she gets a test done. Some people call this the "window period". The HIV test is looking for antibodies, which are the body’s response to having HIV in it. For most people, it takes six weeks for the body to produce enough antibodies for a standard HIV antibody test to be accurate.

If people are continually at risk (active intravenous drug users, for example), they may want to get tested even if six weeks have not passed since their last risk. If the test result is negative, though, people may want to get retested again later. [/quote]

well this clown wants to point out that this is the standard government vague & variable window period, whether it be state or federal, they all same the same.....NOTICE they specifically use words like "for MOST people" ?? Most means the biggest amount, its nothing definate or guarenteed. Notice how they even say, if people test negative at 6 weeks...they may want to test at a later date?...Thats to cover thier asses*

For a researcher hell bent on scientific facts, you sure area piss poor one, because if you really would have researched the window period.....you would find that each country, each state, each government adopts the one they feel most comfortable with throwing at the public. WHY? cant everyone be quoting the same numbers, the same "research"....because the FACT is....the window period is nothing more than an educated GUESS. You want to prove me wrong show me a fact sheet from the actual window period was studied, how many patients it involved, blah blah blah.....ya cant do it, because the onlt studies they have done to come up with the educated guess are very small studies in humans, and the rest done with lab born virus, which is far different than the actual virus in a human host.

In closing your documant say it in one sentence:
The HIV test is looking for antibodies, which are the body’s response to having HIV in it.Which is saying, that if your body has a slow response to it, it WONT test accurately....because that window period you are so gracious to protect, RELIES SOLEY UPON THE INDIVIDUAL HUMAN HOST, of which each react differently.

now, i hafta take off my make up and my big floppy shoes, while you monkeys get ready to perform here*

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Re: Massachusetts new
      #178212 - 03/03/06 07:36 PM

aids2hiv do us all a giant favor and get the hell out of this forum you are nothing but a ignorant fool

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Re: Massachusetts new
      #178217 - 03/03/06 07:47 PM

theres one monkey thru the loop of fire.....next???

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Re: Massachusetts new
      #178257 - 03/03/06 10:17 PM

I think you are the fool. You cant even comprehend what you have typed. You anonymous would be considered funtionally illiterate. go someplace else if you want to people lives in jeoparody.

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