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Can You Trust Your Hiv Test Result

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Can i trust the results for an HIV elisa test after 7 and 10 months??

hello docs, you are doing a tremendous job here!! congratshere is the thing, I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status a year ago back in july 2009.....went through surgery in September (Varicicele) and took antibiotics for 3 weeks or...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Hello,Surgery doesn't affect HIV antibody testing. If you're negative at 7 months and haven't been exposed (really) since, you can trust the negative results.Be well (and safe),BY Read more »

Can I trust my negative hiv test?

About 1 1/2 years ago, I had an affair during a rocky time in my marriage. My husband and I have... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

...reliable medical tests. Before you get the results, the test has usually been done two or more times. Before a positive antibody test result is reported, it is confirmed by another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined... Read more »
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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...typically include providing oral or written information regarding HIV, the risks and benefits of testing, the implications of HIV test results, how test results will be communicated, and the opportunity to ask questions. Opt-out screening. ... Read more »
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...are few HIV/AIDS statistics for rural areas of Mauritius, which have large Indian populations, because of a lack of sustained HIV testing campaigns (Meherally, Press Trust of India, 9/2). Back to other news for September 2008 Search the... Read more »
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Question regarding test results?

Posted by mimi26, 1 Reply
...However, beyond 6 months I have had a couple exposures to unprotected sex with people of unkown status which has worried me. Can I trust this test and no that I am HIV Negative? Is it Definite? Thank you for your respone and have a happy... Read more »

Confidentiality Urban Legend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of 98.6 was really a fever, thinking my coated tounge was thrush, ect ect. All because I didn't think I could trust the HIV test results, but after asking 6 different health professionals, including an expert on "The Body", and two nurses from... Read more »

legitimate hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello all. i tested neg. at 7 month's after a high risk exposure. condom slipped off with a poz. female. went to my local clinic for the test. my question is, the test they gave me was the hiv-1 ab screen with reflex. is this a legitimate test? i am... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...WHEN SHOULD I GET TESTED? DO ANY TESTS WORK SOONER AFTER INFECTION? WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I TEST POSITIVE? CAN I KEEP THE TEST RESULTS CONFIDENTIAL? HOW ACCURATE ARE THE TESTS? THE BOTTOM LINE ... Read more »