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Home Access Hiv Test Accuracy

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Home Access Accuracy

Hi Ryan,I have a question about the Home Access tests. About three weeks after a low risk exposure, I tested negative using Home Access. While I plan to get tested again in 7 or 8 weeks, I just wondered if that result is somewhat accurate so I can...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV antibody testing is not accurate when performed within the window period. Home Access testing, which is performed with 1st generation antibody assays, is not accurate unless three months have elapsed since your last exposure. For specific... Read more »

Home Access Test Accuracy @ 13 weeks

Does the home access test fall into the same defintion of "conclusive" (relative to all... Read more »

Self test kits (HOME ACCESS EXPRESS TEST)

Dear Rob,Sometime ago I indicated that my wife is pregant, now at 7 & 1/2 months. She was... Read more »
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HOME ACCESS is the ONLY home test one should use

Posted by DUDE
If you used the HOMEACCESS (FDA approved) HIV anti-body test, and it was >6 months past your last test,
you are HIV negative. The test is FDA approved, which is the government's way of saying it's safe and very reliable. It is the same
test used by... Read more »

How reliable is a HomeAccess test at 13 weeks???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone know? I tried calling HomeAccess but my phone died while i was waiting to talk to a counselor :(

Thanks

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HIV-1, HIV-2, and Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I have been reading posts for a few days and there seems to be alot of knowledgable people on this board. Does anyone here know if HIV-2 is common in the United States? And, if you are infected with HIV-2 and not HIV-1, would your Home Access... Read more »

any thoughts on Home Access test information?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've posted about 2 times or so....just to recap...Im in the window period...after a hopefully low risk encounter...unprotected oral...protected anal....lots of alcohol...anyway...I tested negative at doctors on 1 week....negative home access at 4... Read more »