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How Reliable Is A 2 Week Hiv Test

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How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How reliable is an ELISA HIV test at 5 weeks? I know that the recommended testing timeframe is 3 mos. (99.9% accurate) ... but I've also heard that most people develop antibodies by 4 weeks and would test postive then (90% is what I heard).

Thanks

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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 :(

Thanks

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Reliability of 10 week test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

I am in Canada. I had one time unprotected receptive oral sex exposure without any ejaculation. I got tested at 10 weeks after exposure. I am not quite sure, what generation they are using for testing. My test was NEGATIVE. I past 13 weeks... Read more »

HIV COMBO TESTING RELIABILITY

Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »

8 Week Result - How Reliable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, I used Medical Screening Services at www.aids-testing.com to get a next day ELISA antibody test. They sent me to a Quest Lab to draw my blood. I went yesterday which is was exactly 58 days after my unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »
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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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Kissing, French or otherwise, is not considered a significant risk for HIV transmission.HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive. That said, it's also worth noting that the vast... Read more »

reliability of hiv rapid test at 29 weeks

i had sex with the csw sometime ago. it was protected all the way. but few days later i got very sick with a flu like illness which is present up to now. i got scared that i might some how got hiv because her fluids touched my shaved pubic area....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Your tests have repeatedly confirmed that you're HIV negative and they will continue to give you negative results. This is because your initial "exposure" really wasn't one. You never had any risk! Even... Read more »

DUO HIV Test reliability 4 weeks after exposure?

I had proctected sex with a sex worker in a high risk country 7 9 days ago. The condom broke and i withdrew within 2-3 seconds. I started PEP treatment after 52 hours (late i know). If I can access a DUO HIV test at 4 weeks how conculsive is this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A negative DUO HIV test at four weeks is encouraging, but not conclusive. You would still need a negative ELISA at three months and six months, according to the post-PEP testing guidelines. (Check the archives for additional information about... Read more »

12 weeks testing . Is it reliable for my case ?

Doctor , I had unprotected sexual intercourse ( my only sexual encounter ) with my girlfriend last December 10 ,2005 . She was on the first day of her period . Had her tested for HIV twice ( December 20 ,2005 and February 2, 2006 ) and both results...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Unless you think your girlfriend had just become infected with HIV when you had contact with her, your encounter does not carry with it a risk for HIV transmission and you do not need any testing at all, let alone another test after your negative... Read more »
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Economists Helping to Deliver Reliable Data About What Development Aid Works

"[F]inally, we're getting some reliable data suggesting how to" help people in developing countries because of economists, who "provide answers that are rigorously field-tested, akin to the way drugs are tested in randomized controlled trials,... Read more »
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Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals,... Read more »
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Be Greater Than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested Week Promotes Free HIV Testing June 19-27, 2010

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New York: Free HIV Testing at Weeks School

The annual "Summer Sizzler" community HIV testing event will take place Monday at Edwin E. Weeks Middle School, 710 Hawley Ave. in Syracuse. Free, rapid-result HIV testing will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; no appointment is necessary. For more... Read more »