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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 :(

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30 week test Home Access

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I used Home Access kit and tested negitive at 15, 23 and 30 weeks since my last possible exposure. Are they absolutly conculsive?? Read more »

6 weeks with home access

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i tested negative with a home access test at 6 weeks. is this pretty conclusive? i know i should take one at a later time, but this should be accurate right? Read more »

7 weeks - Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested (-) with Home Access kit at 7 weeks. I have read that they still use first generation testing kits that pick up antibodies later then the newest EIA's - it did not make me happy. Could anyone comments on this? I tried to find a place to get... Read more »

6 Week Negative Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If 50% would present by week 4 what is the percentage for week 6? Should I test at week 8 or just wait out till the 3 month mark? Read more »
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Home Access Test 12 weeks, can I Woo Hoo or What? Or possible HIV 2! I will donate $$$$$$$$$$

I recently had a real good scare. Had about a minute of unprotected intercourse with a stripper were the condom failed. For the next 2 weeks I stressed like I never did before. At 12 days I took a qualatative DNA-PCR test which came back negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The information you request is well covered in the archives; consequently, I'll only comment briefly and refer you there for additional information, OK?1.Your HIV risk is relatively low, but not completely nonexistent.2.I would consider... Read more »

Home Access Test Accuracy @ 13 weeks

Does the home access test fall into the same defintion of "conclusive" (relative to all the other FDA approved/doctor provided ELISA tests) at 13 weeks?i.e. 13 weeks negative = no HIVsituation is believed to be a "low risk" -...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the Home Access test is FDA-approved and I would consider a negative test 13 weeks after a "low risk one time heterosexual encounter" to be conclusive and definitive.WOO-HOO to you!Stay well. Stay safe. Happy New Year.Dr. Bob... Read more »

How accurate is Home Access at 3 weeks?

I took the test at 3 weeks and it was negative. I know I did the Home Access test too early, but I really wanted to know how conclusive it really was in term of percentage. Is that some stats that show how accurate a 2nd gen test is at certain...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:By 28 days, most people will show up positive. You must wait until the three month mark for a conclusive negative result. The Home Access test is no more or less accurate at three weeks than the test you would get at your doctors office.... 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 diagonised to be HIV positive.Well, I decided to take some tests but my result shows a clean bill, i.e. negative. I have repeatedly taken the self-test for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The only FDA-approved home test kit for HIV is the Home Access Express test. It is very accurate with sensitivity and specificity both approaching 100%. (See below.)Dr. BobHome Access Kits?Sep 3, 2005 Can you tell me if the Home Access test... Read more »
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