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Hiv Test Reliability 3 Months

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Which test will be more reliable ? Is the window period 3 months ( 84 days) or 6 months ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
Which test is the most reliable test ? And what is the window period - 3 months or 6 months ? Does symptoms - fatigue,rash diarrhea goes on for a long time ? Read more »

How Reliable is a 3 Month Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

I tested negitive at 3 months, however, I have persistant symtpoms that are very strange for my body. I won't go into detail on these symptoms but they are all to be HIV related. My doctor has diagnosed me with them, and has offered medicine... Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

What type of HIV Test is more Reliable?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My doctor is going to draw some blood on Thursday because I am pregnant and she does all type of pre-natal testing. I may be at risk due to sharing a lancet with someone who is gay but I don't know if he is HIV (see "Am I At Risk" post below). ... Read more »

HIV COMBO TESTING RELIABILITY

Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »
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3 month testing is only 85% reliable- recent research?

dr. bob hi. I hope u r well. I'm concerned because the drs on medhelp are now saying a 3 month rapid test is only 85% reliable due to new research. is this so? I had negative lab tests at 6 & 9 weeks and negative RNA pcrs as 10 days and at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry, I have no idea what these physicians are talking about. There is no new research that I am aware of pertaining to the reliability of rapid tests. I would suggest you ask the physicians who wrote about this for additional information about... Read more »

Test reliability at 6 months

Dear Dr. wohl,Congrats for the wonderful job you are doing for the public I had a sexual encounter with an African prostitute last year. It was unprotected. In two weeks i had a severe sore throat, canker sores in my mouth, dysentry, joint pains,...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
What you may need are better doctors. Repeat HIV testing serves no purpose except to raise your anxiety and rack up expense. I suspect you are not HIV infected. Bullet sized nodes do not sound impressive to me. I am not examining you, however,... Read more »

pcr test reliability at around six months

Hi doc. I would just like to start off by saying i think it is incredible that you guys have this website and valuable life changing information available to people who desperately need it. I ask that if there is anyway you could please answer my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. To briefly answer your questions:1.No, that is not possible.2.In essence, this is exactly the same question as #1 above!3.This question is nonsensical, because you did not "pick up the... Read more »

RELIABILITY OF BRITISH TEST AFTER 3 MONTHS

HI BOB,3 MONTHS AGO I HAD AN AVERAGELY RISKY ENCOUNTER, 1WEEK LATER I PRESENTED SYMPTOMS OF SWOLLEN EAR LYMPH NODES AND BODY RASH(ITCHY AND LIGHT), 1 WEEK LATER IT RECEDED FOLLOWED BY GENEARAL LYMPH TENDERNESS ,DEEP PAIN JUST TO THE LEFT AND BELOW...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey British Guy,Your negative p24 duo tests at four and seven weeks, negative 3rd generation antibody tests at 9.5, 11.5 and 13.5 weeks and your undetectable quantitative HIV PCR RNA at 12 weeks are definitive, conclusive and a bit excessive. You... Read more »
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