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i got suture stick injury on december 2008, two weeks after i developed nonspecific signs and symptoms like fatigue,myalgia,sorethroat,minor oral lessions. i tested 1,6,7,11 months after the injury using rapid tests and all of them were...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...that there were no additional exposures following your needle stick injury, you can rest assured that you don't have HIV. A negative test after 6 months is sufficient to be clear.Be well,BY Read more »

Re: conclusiveness of test

Hi Bob,I am writing to you again.I received unprotected oral sex from Female Sexworker. Tested... Read more »

one positive rapid test followed by 10 negative rapid test..

Dear sir i am very much thankful to your forum. My question is i had unprotected frottage... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About HIV Testing From's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Will my fever affect my HIV test results? Could my autoimmune disease cause a false positive HIV test result? Why can't a rapid HIV test be read past the 20-minute mark? Does alcohol affect HIV test results? What is an eHIV test? ... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. Some antibody tests take a few days for results, but rapid tests are also available that can give results in about 20 minutes. All positive rapid tests must be followed by... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rapid Oral HIV Test

...emotional support services, as needed. He or she can also tell you about the services available through the VA. What is the Rapid Oral HIV Test? This test tells if you have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. With the rapid test, results take as... Read more »
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hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone, are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »

Confuse about test results

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...questions are: What kind or type of test is this? Can the results be obtain this fast (1 hour)? Is this a relyable or appropiate testing method for diagnosing hiv infection? How conclussive are my results? Do I need to be retested again with a... Read more »

Negative after Pos Raip

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...worries that there is HIV in my body. I have been in a comitted relationship since the summer and we are both faithful and he tested negative. But with my worryiing I am getting really bad stomach cramps and filling kinda gassy. The reason why I... Read more »

where do you get the rapid test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Where do you get the rapid, oral 20 minute test? There are 2 HIV organizations in the nearest city and both have a test with a 2 week wait. I tried to Read more »