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question about testing and results
      04/07/08 10:56 PM

i've had a recent situation that has put me at risk for possible infection. my concern is the test results. when i was younger and first received information on HIV and AIDS i was told that the virus COULD be detected shortly after infection but that to be totally sure the test would have to be repeated after 6 months. this was well over a decade ago. so i don't know if things have changed since then. i know that there are tests for HIV using saliva and that some tests can be done where the results can be found in 20 minutes.

but does the 6 month rule still apply? even if i get tested and am negative do i still have to wait 6 months before being totally sure that i am negative? either way i'm going to be tested i just want to know how much i should invest in the test results. thank you in advance for any and all help i truly appreciate it

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