Can A Nose Swab Detect Hiv
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Will a herpes test detect HIV? No, of course not. If it did, it would be called an HIV test, right? PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. It's a laboratory technique used in many tests. It is not specific for HIV.If you're concerned... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiFirst the guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you.Second, for the home test, the line in the C means the test was run correctly and no line in the T... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHisometimes testing does come back with a false positive or false negative. Having them run the second test and then going to the hospital and having both of those test return negative, then you are negative at this time. If you have a specific... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Regarding your disclaimer ". . . this is going to sound crazy and will probably end up in your 'funny archives' . . ." Sweetie, what do you mean "probably?" There is no "probably" about it. Your post... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
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Posted by andypb, 1 ReplyWhat is compromised/ supressed immune system.
Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.
Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.
Do such person with... Read more »
Posted by Guest8923, 2 RepliesI just need a little encouragement. I took a mouth swab in May 2008 and it was + for HIV. I took a full blood test at my drs office tested neg, i waited 8 months to make sure and tested neg again. I still have anxiety about the pos. I have no... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI recently tested negative using quick at my nearest clinic. I tested outside of the window period which was 7 mths. My concern is that I may have performed the test wrong. I was told to brush my gums for a period o time, then the nurse put the... Read more »
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