Antibody And NAAT After Window
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Posted by nomoreworry4meantibodies to HIV
1 - 3 months
blood, oral, rapid
1 week, 20 minutes for rapid
Options for testing......
Wait time for results....
RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test
There are several ways to test for HIV.
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Posted by worriedwellback, 1 ReplyHi,
I tested negative with NAAT test which I took 5 week after possible exposure. Do I need another antibody test at 3 month mark? Read more »
Posted by brokenwing, 1 Replyfrom reading of posts i realized that i have also put myself at risk by doing unprotected insertive anal at the bathhouse on the same day that i fingered an ass. i was so scared witless and so focused on the small cut on my finger when i got sick... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyGood Day,
Here's what the nation's leading authority on HIV testing has to say about the HIV anti-body test and the time it takes to detect infection.
Oh, and let us not bastardize this information to sooth our worries.
The CDC (Center for Disease... Read more »
Posted by nomoreworry4meThe tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for >antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. RNA tests look for genetic >material of the virus and can be used in screening the blood supply and for >detection of rare... Read more »
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Having chronic hepatitis B would not increase the probability of false-positive NAAT tests; however, nucleic acid testing in general can lead to some false-positive results. The best HIV-screening test remains an FDA-approved HIV-antibody test... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,There is no doubt the three-month wait for a definitive HIV-antibody test can be three months of hell for those worried about becoming infected. Improvements to HIV screening are attempting to shorten the window period. Some organizations have... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi EA,Why do any doctors recommend HIV tests beyond three months? Well, that sounds like a simple question, but the answer is unfortunately anything but simple. Perhaps easiest to understand is that no one wants to miss a diagnosis, because the... Read more »
Symptomatic Primary HIV Infection in a 49-Year-Old Man Who Has Sex With Men: Beware the Window PhaseThe researchers describe the case of a 49-year-old male who presented at an Amsterdam STD outpatient clinic in the fall of 2009. The patient had "fever, malaise, generalized rash, anal itching and rectal discharge after unprotected receptive anal... Read more »
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