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Anonymous
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Facts and Answers please
      #30032 - 03/18/02 08:10 AM

Female, unprotected vaginal intercourse Nov 22.

@ Dec 19 pains in joints, tingling, on and off sore throat, headache and pain behind eyes to date.

tested at 12 weeks, Home Access
and 13.75 weeks, Orasure
BOTH negative.

Now Questions?
1) Have these symptoms been occurring to long to be ARS?

2) Are the above test dependable?

3) Is it safe for me to trust these results and move on?

In advance, Thanks!




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JamieLEE
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Re: Facts and Answers please new
      #30035 - 03/18/02 08:21 AM

There is only one answer to ALL your questions.....YES.



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Jade G.
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Re: Facts and Answers please new
      #30044 - 03/18/02 11:23 AM

I agree with JamieLEE. You are negative unless you are sure that the person who you had unprotected sex with definately has HIV. Even then, you most likely are negative, but the CDC recommends testing again at 180 days for a definate exposure, just to be 100% sure.



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Re: Facts and Answers please new
      #30059 - 03/18/02 01:04 PM

I am a counselor with Home Access Health Corporation and wanted to respond to your question regarding the accuracy of our Home Access HIV-1 test kit and also thank you for using our test.

The Home Access home test is accurate and is FDA approved (see the FDA website www.fda.gov/cber/infosheets/hiv-home.htm). The clinical accuracy of the Home Access HIV-1 test is always 99.9%. However, it takes some time between the exposure to HIV and when the antibody becomes detectable in the body. This period is what we call the “window period”. At Home Access Health we recommend that the soonest you should take an HIV-1 test is 6 weeks after exposure to risk and then be sure to test again six months or more after the date of exposure. This policy is based on our experience with over 300,000 HIV tests performed to date and the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) Revised Guidelines for HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Standards November 9,2001.

Any questions regarding our test can be addressed by calling us at 1-800-HIV-TEST or through our web site at www.homeaccess.com.




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