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How Accurate Are Std Test

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Accurate HIV testing Window

Hi there! I answer questions for people inquiring about HIV and safe sex and STD's on a forum. According to, a conclusive test is at 3 months, after testing first at 6 weeks. Someone told me my information is outdated and the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi 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 »

How accurate is the RNA/PCR test at 3 weeks?

Hello, I am a young female, who was in a relationship with a male I did not trust, and of unknown HIV status, had protected intercourse all times. However I plan to take a RNA-PCR test 22 days after last time we had sex for peace of mind, how...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Your risk was low. Using a condom effectively protected you against HIV and many other STD's. The PCR DNA test would be fairly accurate at 22 days. I do not think this situation warrants testing, but if you want to test for peace of... Read more »

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 week of exposure?

Is a rapid HIV test accurate after 3 weeks of unprotected sex? Of course I will follow with a 3 then a 6 month test.... This is killing me even after I spoke to my one night stand. She said she has no concern (not worried about her HIV status, she...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,An HIV test is considered conclusive at 90 days. By the 28th day a negative result is a good indicator of what to expect at the 90 day mark, but you must go in for the final test at 90 days.As the insertive partner your risk was lower.... Read more »

Are these symptoms HIV-related? Are these tests accurate?

Hi Richard,On 23/12/13 I had a risky sexual contact. A prostitute gave me a blow job (unproteceted). Then we had short, embarassing vaginal intercourse (I used a condom). Oral sex is thought to be low-risk contact but that day I had some tiny cuts...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi R,Here are the answers to your questions:1: Your symptoms are not HIV-related.2: I cannot. I would suggest working with your doctor to determine possible causes.3: Any HIV testing done at 28 days, but less than 90 is a good indicator of your true... Read more »
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Is Oraquik as accurate as regular Elisa test?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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33rd day elisa,cd4 count, and Viral load accurate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey all. Im the "oral DOES =HIV" guy. Well it looks like gmanbill and deb tex are right on. just one question. I went to the doctor and told him my symptoms. He checked me out from head to toe. He was just as concerned as I was, as I had swollen... Read more »

Roche claims to be 99.997% accurate???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've seen several posters say that Roche says "PCR DNA to be 99.997% accurate". Really? I don't
think so...can you give me a number to call or a reference to this? If you think that calling
800-584-8183 is Roche, you're incorrect and if they told... Read more »

STD testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been concerned about a possible exposure. I started out having protected sex with a sex worker. When she rolled over the condom came off and she stared to go w/o it... maybe about 1 minute. Then I stopped her and she put another on. We... Read more »