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I just tested negative, is it possible?
      #43926 - 11/14/02 09:20 PM

I just tested negative after five months of hell, I had an unprotected encounter with a man of unknown hiv status in May, I tested at 33 days and on November 4th, is it possible to still be positive and the standard HIV test just not picking it up, or am I just paronoid? Thanks.



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Re: I just tested negative, is it possible? new
      #43929 - 11/14/02 09:41 PM

paranoid.



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Re: I just tested negative, is it possible? new
      #43937 - 11/14/02 11:15 PM

I told you so. AIDS tests have a fifty per cent false positive rate.

You should stop living in fear of AIDS and enjoy your life. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is the real thing and you only live once.

The fear caused by this criminal AIDS myth is a crime against humanity.

TESTS


Popular Science article



Popular Science: How a 99.99% Accurate Test Can Be Wrong HALF the Time

An article in the July 2002 issue of Popular Science magazine with no risk factors. Here1s
the text from page 78: HIV testing is 99.99 percent accurate, a doctor might tell his
patient. That suggests that if you receive a positive result, you almost certainly have
HIV. But this is not necessarily the case.
The chance of a straight man with no known risk factors
contracting HIV is roughly one in 10,000. That is also the rate at which an HIV test
returns an incorrect result. So if 10,000 men in this low-risk group get tested for HIV,
an average one positive will come back from the man with HIV, and another man will test
positive even though he is not infected. Thus, in our statistically perfect world, only
one of the two men who test positive actually has HIV. 50 percent of positive HIV tests in
the low-risk group turn out to be false.(2)

The article incorrectly assumes that HIV tests can diagnose HIV infection and that the
claimed accuracy rate of 99.99% has been established through careful scientific studies.

In fact, HIV tests have NOT been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use
in diagnosing HIV infection, and all claims of test accuracy are based on estimates and
assumptions.



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Re: I just tested negative, is it possible? new
      #43943 - 11/15/02 02:06 AM

1 in 10,000 is NOT 50%, it's .01%. Do the math.



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Re: I just tested negative, is it possible? new
      #43957 - 11/15/02 08:59 AM

however, that's not how accuracy was determined. They took 1000 hiv pos and 1000 neg and tested them over and over. Only 1 in 10000 tests came back false and it was pos. with a neg. subject. The pos. individuals were identified 100% of the time



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Xander
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Re: I just tested negative, is it possible? new
      #43967 - 11/15/02 11:52 AM

Here is a link to Popular Science July 2002. I was unable to find this article in it.
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/flat_files/toc/index0702.html

I would disagree with the original poster's statement that hiv tests have not been approved by the FDA for diagnosing hiv infection. Here is a link to the FDA website listing FDA-approved tests.
http://www.fda.gov/cber/products/testkits.htm



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