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AnxietyMe
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rapid test questions
      02/07/06 09:10 AM

It's been a little over ten weeks. I was neg at 6 weeks ELISA (as I have mentioned before)
I am getting this 10 week test done so I can rationalize with my irrational fears. A 10 week negative is even stronger than a 6 week negative. And even if it was positive.... I would want to know now. I hate living like this, speculating and being afraid.
I read that rapid blood tests can produce higher rates of false positives. I have been ill (sore thorat swoleln glands) If this was NOT related to HIV, could it cause the rapid test to pick up false antibodies?
Also, is the rapid test as sensitive as the newer generations of ELISA's? Shades- I know you said they were just as accurate, but is that after the waiting period?
Anyway, my test is at 4......... I'll check before I go to see if there are any recommendations.

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* rapid test questions AnxietyMe 02/07/06 09:10 AM
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