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Can hpt register a false negative result due to very high concentration of hcg even though instructions are followed carefully?

Can hpt register a false negative result due to very high concentration of hcg even though instructions are followed carefully?

HPT: Very high concentration of HCG should trigger a positive. Take HPT if period is missed, can retake a week later if still not period. ...Read more

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Took rapid HIV test 2 years after possible exposure (performing oral sex) ..negative result..can I trust the result?

Took rapid HIV test 2 years after possible exposure (performing oral sex) ..negative result..can I trust the result?

HIV Testing: Yes. Trust the results and please move on to not worry any more. It is very difficult to get HIV orally. In fact the statistics seem to keep getting to the point that the risk is nearly zero. ...Read more

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If HPT test results change after an hour, are those the results? Or is the test inaccurate?

If HPT test results change after an hour, are those the results? Or is the test inaccurate?

Follow instructions: Late reading is inaccurate. You must follow the test kit instructions exactly ...Read more

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Which viral infection has a fast incubation period <3 hours and can trigger auto-immune response against the body?

Which viral infection has a fast incubation period <3 hours  and can trigger auto-immune response against the body?

Allergic reaction: In the course of normal activities, if a person has a rapid immune response to something or some activity, that would be an allergic-type of reaction. The person might have eaten, drank, breathed in, or had skin contact with an allergen. Also, some people get reactions due to exercise or big emotional changes. Catching an infection in a natural way, would not cause symptoms in that short a time. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, an HIV duo test (antibody/antigen) at 30 days or a rapid result finger prick antibody test at 7 weeks?

Which is more reliable, an HIV duo test (antibody/antigen) at 30 days or a rapid result finger prick antibody test at 7 weeks?

HIV: HIV testing should be done repeatedly up to 3 months, but some would recommend longer. The best test would be a PCR for HIV RNA, but this is expensive. The duo test checks for p24 antigen and antibody and should be positive in most people at 30 days, but there are rare instances of false-negative results. The question about which is best cannot be answered and is irrelevant. ...Read more

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70 days i.e. 10weeks AbAg p24 combo CMIA test result non reactive (0.08). Is the result conclusive? Further testing required?

70 days i.e. 10weeks AbAg p24 combo CMIA test result non reactive (0.08). Is the result conclusive? Further testing required?

Depends: In a small proportion of people the positive response may be delayed. You are unlikely to be infected, however to make sure, get a HIV nucleic acid test about 6 months after the exposure. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Any age: This is infamous -- people who have had bcg vaccine and immigrated to another country may be forced to take TB treatment despite having no symptoms or signs. It's stupid, but that's one common feature of government. If this has happened to you, i'm sorry. ...Read more

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Is depression/anxiety a neuropathological condition or a result of persistent negative thought patterns and/or negative external stimuli?

Is depression/anxiety a neuropathological condition or a result of persistent negative thought patterns and/or negative external stimuli?

Both: It is usually a combination of both genetic or hereditary factors and environmental factors like stressors, diet (caffeine), hormonal changes, fatigue etc. ...Read more

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Are there rare cases where hCG can rise extremely fast to get a positive test result the day after intercourse?

Are there rare cases where hCG can rise extremely fast to get a positive test result the day after intercourse?

One day: After intercourse does not even allow time for sperm to reach the egg, much less fertilization, travel, implantation, etc. If I am interpreting u correctly, the pregnancy did not arise from intercourse the previous day. Good luck. ...Read more

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How reliable is a negative result from an Abbott Architect Ag/Ab Combo HIV test (4th generation) taken at the 28th day after possible exposure?

How reliable is a negative result from an Abbott Architect Ag/Ab Combo HIV test (4th generation) taken at the 28th day after possible exposure?

100%: A negative combo test is 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. This result proves you didn't catch HIV and no additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is 3dot rapid HIV test gives accurate results?

Is 3dot rapid HIV test gives accurate results?

Depends: There are better tests available now. The so called 3 dot tests depends on the presence of antibodies and may not turn positive for up to a year after the infection. All positive results need to be confirmed. Test for HIV nucleic acid is more sensitive and specific however, even this test also may not turn positive for about 6 weeks after infection. ...Read more

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Biofeedback - which is more accurate for generalized anxiety, galvanic skin response or heart rate variability?

Biofeedback - which is more accurate for generalized anxiety, galvanic skin response or heart rate variability?

HRV: I can speak for heart rate variability and say that it is an accurate and powerful way to assess biofeedback. We have used hrv based devices in our clinic with good response. ...Read more

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Can cardioversion result in death?

Can cardioversion result in death?

Yes: There are complications of cardioversion such as stroke or rhythm problems that rarely could result in death. ...Read more

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Can the inst hiv-1/hiv-2 antibody rapid test be reliable after 62 days to possible HIV exposure? Test results were negative. Could this be reliable?

Can the inst hiv-1/hiv-2 antibody rapid test be reliable after 62 days to possible HIV exposure? Test results were negative. Could this be reliable?

HIV Testing: No, unfortunately. For the routine HIV antibody tests you need a minimum of three months or 90 days and a safe view of six months. However there is testing that is much more reliable. This is the HIV pcr dna testing. This test, if negative after 21 days post exposure is 100% accurate if negative. ...Read more