Getting Fingered How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Probably OCD Lady,First off, I'd drop the "probably." Your fears of contracting HIV from a rapid HIV test are irrational. A detailed explanation is not warranted. Suffice it to say that lancets and pricking devices used for... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello again K,No matter how many times you write in, my assessment and advice will not change. So for now we'll have to agree to disagree. You're positive you're positive. I'm positive you're not. So we'll just have to... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. It may relate to someone's underlying immune system and genetics, the amount of HIV received and the method (sexual vs. injection drug use).2. No.3. Because the look for antibodies and not the virus. The position of the US FDA has been up... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.1. It's possible that your rapid tests are falsely positive, but one should know that they are quite accurate. Here in the US, we'd run a confirmatory Western blot test to confirm the first. Then we would be... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesHow long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesIf you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?
And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »
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Hi. On June 21st, the summer solstice, Saint Lazarus's feast day (who I just found out that night that some view as the patron saint of HIV/AIDS patients and caregivers), I tested positive for HIV. My partner of five years (as of June 1) has... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousAnyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »
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