How Reliable Is 8 Week Hiv Test Result

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What is the Reliability of neg Hiv test at 8 weeks?

Hello Dr. Bob, I have asked questions before, and I French kissed a lady on two occassions for two to three hours on and off. Whats the likely hood of getting hiv from french kissing if I didnt know if I or she had a cut. If its been 8 weeks and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...majority (but not all) of HIV-infected folks will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks after becoming infected. Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation... Read more »

HIV Test at 8 week

Dr BobHats off for providing great service.I have a few questions.1. I had protected sex with a... Read more »
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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

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HIV Counseling With Rapid Tests

...tests might be used to confirm reactive rapid HIV test results immediately. References Branson, BM. Point-of-care Rapid Tests for HIV Antibodies . Journal of Laboratory Medicine 2003;27:288-95. Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »
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