How Accurate Are Current Hiv Tests At 5 Weeks
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Cameroon's HIV Prevalence Drops From 12% to 5.5% Because of More Accurate Testing Methods, New Survey ShowsCameroon's HIV prevalence has dropped from about 12% in 2003 to 5.5% this year, according to a new health survey released Wednesday by the country's National AIDS Control Committee, the Associated Press reports. Health officials stressed that the... Read more »
Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk TestersMy name's Chris Pilcher and I'm a HIV researcher from UCSF [University of California, San Francisco]. I'm principally interested in HIV diagnostics and particularly in detecting and managing acute HIV infection. The poster is appropriately titled,... Read more »
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Rocky Mountain CARESHi The guidelines for testing are changing as testing is becoming more sensitive. It used to be someone had to be tested for a year, then it was reduced to 6 months and currently 3 months and there are test that are becoming available that are 1 and... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Barry,I agree that "most folks will produce detectable antibodies within two to three weeks," if they are HIV infected. However, I cannot verify the 95% statistic. Even if it were accurate, 95% would not be sufficiently high enough... Read more »
Psychotherapist and AuthorThere is no simple answer to why anyone would talk about being HIV negative. You raise an important and disturbing consideration which is that people do not always tell the truth, especially about something as highly charged as their HIV status.... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiThe guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI just took a test at 7 days post being exposed to hiv. anyone know how accurate this might be or what the percentage is of infected people that will be positiive at this point? i'm not sure of the exact test that was done. The doctor said we should... Read more »
Posted by gpboy, 1 Replyi have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.
i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHow reliable are any of these test? Has there ever been false negatives for PCR after 28 days? Also, what's the number of documented cases of Elisa or Home access negative at 9 weeks to be positive at 13 weeks? Where and who came up with the 13 week... Read more »
Posted by diskpart, 2 RepliesI had a risky encounter about 8 and a half - 9 months back.
last week i went to the doctor and i Did a HIV 1/2 Ab + P24 Ag test.
How accurate wil this test be at 9 months? before that i also did a HIV PCR test. is that also acurate?
Thanx in advance
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