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Is An Hiv Test Accurate After 5 Months

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tested after 4 months.is the test accurate?

I decided to get tested a few days ago because I thought that I was at risk by kissing a stranger.So after 4 months and a little bit more i got tested and the test was negative. Now my question is how can I know if the test is accurate when I read...
Shannon Southall

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HiFirst let's start with the kiss. You cannot get HIV through kissing. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This... Read more »

# month test accurate?

1.If I contracted HIV from an affair & gave HIV to my wife & we continued to have... Read more »
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Sexual Risk Lower Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men Who Accurately Know Their HIV Status

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I am worried my 3 month test isnt accurate.

Posted by Worried12, 11 Replies
First let me say I am sorry for asking "stupid" questions. I think I have an anxiety disorder, and I will seek help when this HIV thing is resolved. I was tested at nearly 4 months, but I have heard it is possible to not be accurate until 6 months.... Read more »

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 »

How accurate is Oraquick Advice Rapid HIV Test?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From all the articles i read the specificity on the test is 100% which means if your negative then your really negative unless your in the window period.

This was the fingerprick test

I tested 43 Days after exposure - negative
I tested 121 days after... Read more »

How accurate is this tests

Posted by diskpart, 2 Replies
I 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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