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Ex_Male_Slut
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Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST
      06/26/02 06:58 AM

Hi ChiChi, the Rapid Suds test is intended to be of a comparable standard to 3rd generation Elisa (the most advanced Elisa test) and is itself a type of Elisa test. I know the fear you are experiencing, take heart in the fact that these modern Elisa tests will detect sero-conversion within one month in the majority of cases. At two months probably at least 90% of sero-conversion cases will be detected and close to 100% at three months.

The reason that the 100% mark is not defined (though damned close) at 6 months is that sero-conversion detection is described by a statistical model which allows for the most far-flung deviation from the average sero-conversion time.

Those who sero-convert late usually have pre-existing conditions which compromise the immune system and slow down the production of anti-bodies. Hepatitus C is one of those conditions. I also tend to think that some of the miniscule percentage of people who "appear to sero-convert late" actually have not clearly defined the time of infection - some people mistake Primary HIV infection for a mild to heavy bout of the 'flu!

Still, test out to 3 months and if you really feel you have to then test at 6 months.

Take Care!

Regards
EMS



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* antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST chichi 06/25/02 11:57 AM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST john in london   06/25/02 04:19 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST chichi   06/25/02 05:25 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST Anonymous   06/25/02 05:18 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST chichi   06/25/02 05:27 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST Ex_Male_Slut   06/26/02 06:58 AM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST SlutBoy   06/26/02 05:30 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST chichi   06/26/02 10:25 AM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST Anonymous   06/26/02 09:30 AM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST Ex_Male_Slut   06/26/02 03:27 PM
. * Re: antibodies & RAPID SUDS TEST Anonymous   06/26/02 09:11 PM
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