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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Home HIV test: I believe this is an older test sold for home testing of hiv.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
No: Current recommendations include testing for antibodies at three and six months as well for the rare individual who does not immediately develop measur... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably not: There are at least 20 different HIV blood tests in use around the world, with different cut-off values for positive results. For most or all, 1.0 is n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Congratulations: You have not yet made the HIV antibody, which unless you have a very recent contact makes it highly probable that you are not infected. Don't let your... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, but...: ...enough time must have passed since the last possible exposure. The laboratory blood tests all are conclusive within 6-8 weeks, and the 4th generati... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HIV: The new 4th generation testing for antibodies is incredibly accurate by 10-12 weeks, but there is always that rare individual who has delayed antibody... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on the test : And results. Any of the tests for HIV nucleic acid, HIV antigen or HIV antibody, if positive, is conclusive of HIV infection. Negative test for HIV nu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HIV: Testing for antibodies should be repeated at 3 and 6 months after exposure. The basic tests are very sensitive, but some patients are slow to develop ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on the test : And the result. A positive result for antibody, HIV antigen or HIV nucleic acid is conclusive in documenting infection. A negative nucleic acid or HI... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on the test: A test for HIV nucleic acid would be conclusive, if positive or negative. An antibody test would be about 99% conclusive if negative, 100% conclusive ... Read More

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