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Home Access Test
      #21557 - 08/28/01 07:06 PM

I was wondering how accurate a Home Access Test is approximately 7 weeks after a low-risk exposure? Does the type of risk make any difference in testing?



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Re: Home Access Test new
      #21559 - 08/28/01 07:39 PM

You couldn't wait the 3 months ah'??? Join the club. Got a negative result, boom pure bliss, then a few
hours pass, then days, and the questions and doubts say hello...like Al Pachino in ScareFace "Say
Hello to my little friend", although this time it's not a machine gun, rather the monster of doubt.

You have doubt because there is no strait, for sure 100% answer. The only answer that we know is the
following: That a test at 4-6 weeks is a very good indicator of the individuals status, but it's not
conclusive. In some individuals like 25-30% of them, need to wait at least 3 months. At 3 months the
test is conclusive in pretty much everyone, but in some a 6 month test may be warranted for 99.99%
assurance. Most people do not need a six month test, it's for your piece of mind if you need it.

ONLY A "YOUR" DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD DECIDE THIS, IGNORE THE REST OF US
AND OUR OPINIONS, BECAUSE IN THE END IT'S YOUR LIFE...we support whatever you
do...I mean THAT!

Now the above will start a war, but you need to read it clearly, 3 months is fine and a six month test is
for piece of mind IF YOU NEED THAT.

at 7 weeks you're looking very good.

Poohfff, I'm gone ;)
HollowMan






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Re: Home Access Test new
      #21560 - 08/28/01 07:39 PM

In terms of accuracy, it's accurate enough to be a good indicator - but you still need to follow up with a test at 3 months.

Type of risk makes no difference - you're either infected or you're not. However, the type of risk can often help put your mind at ease, depending on how risky it really was.



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