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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Negative: It means that is negative, in other words: you were not exposed to the HIV virus, unless you are in the "window period". It would be good to know what ... Read More
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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Details: not enough detail.Re-post with full history please

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
48 years experience Pathology
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
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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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