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How Accurate Are Home Hiv Tests

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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

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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 »

Hom Testing Kits accurate??

Wrote you a couple of weeks ago about symptoms.Took a home test at 4 months and it has come back... Read more »

Is an Antibody Test accurate 5 years after exposure?

Almost five years ago(Oct 1998) I had a one time unprotected receptive vaginal encounter with... Read more »
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Experts-Are any HIV test really 100% accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
How 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 »

Home tests.Are they accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am considering getting one of thos in home tests. There are a a few I am looking at. Is it worth getting these? The one I considering is Discreet hometest where you get your results in 3 min. I am not sure If i can wait more than a day to find... Read more »

the home access hiv test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what kind of test is this? elisa? and is it just as good as any other test you would get at a clinic? Read more »