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Re: Gman please elaborate!
      05/29/04 09:57 AM

Through the over 20 years of HIV there have been many findings and advancements in knowledge and testing. When I first tested you had to test out to 12 mos, then it went down to 6mo, now it is conclusive at 3mo and in some places 6 weeks. The CDC and others have not gone to the 6 week rule yet, but there are a few that have. The tests have become much more refined over the years, it has gone from 2 weeks waiting period for results to the test I use now which I can give the results in 20 min.
Over the many years of this disease the science and medical profession has found out much about how it actually is contracted and how it is not. There have been numerous studies, many papers about findings in the last 9 months let alone the last 2 years on the findings that are published on line and in the medical journals.
So let me sum this up short and sweet, I do read everything that is reported in the medical journals and on line because that is my job. I believe in the 12 week 86 day conclusive just like the CDC (Centers foe Disease Control) and until they change to 6 weeks I will still be on 3 mos. Furthermore it is necessary for me to know everything I can get my eyes on because even though this disease has been around for over 20 years people are still uneducated on how it is contracted and are afraid to test even though is a very difficult disease to be infected with. Maybe someday there will be cure, but until then I keep reading, learning, helping and staying healthy.


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* How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS? Anonymous 05/28/04 09:46 PM
. * Re: How soon would antibodies be detectable after ARS? shadow1   05/28/04 10:21 PM
. * Gman please elaborate! Anonymous   05/29/04 12:27 AM
. * Re: Gman please elaborate! shadow1   05/29/04 09:57 AM
. * Re: Gman please elaborate! Anonymous   05/29/04 12:29 PM
. * Re: Gman please elaborate! Anonymous   05/30/04 02:34 PM

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