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Accuracy Of An Hiv Test At 8 Weeks

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What is the Reliability of neg Hiv test at 8 weeks?

Hello Dr. Bob, I have asked questions before, and I French kissed a lady on two occassions for two to three hours on and off. Whats the likely hood of getting hiv from french kissing if I didnt know if I or she had a cut. If its been 8 weeks and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...majority (but not all) of HIV-infected folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks after becoming infected. Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

HIV Test at 8 week

Dr BobHats off for providing great service.I have a few questions.1. I had protected sex with a... Read more »

How telling is a Hiv test after 8 weeks?

I had an hiv test 8 1/2 weeks after a possibly risky act, it came back negative. My question is :... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...to possess both sensitivity (to detect infection) and specificity (to detect noninfection). In the United States, screening tests for HIV must be licensed by the FDA, regardless of whether they are used for screening blood, diagnosis, or... Read more »

Not 100% confident on 13 and 17 week negatives

Posted by Impossible, 2 Replies
...especially if you never had an acute illness that resembled ARS then you can pretty much bank on your 3 month negative anti-HIV test. The thing is if your actually infected and by horrible luck you fall in that 1-3% of people who haven't tested... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12 weeks, does this mean... Read more »

Worried....but trying to stay focused

Posted by takincontrol23, 1 Reply
...should have had this conversation before engaging in sex....but this happens way too often. Well I told her that she needs to retest for HIV and I am willing to go with her. It would put my mind to ease and she would know where she stands. ... Read more »