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Hiv Home Access Test
I took a home access HIV test at 13 weeks (91 days). Prior to that I had a 3rd gen test at 10 weeks. Both were negative. Can I forget about HIV?
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
I tested negative for HIV with the at home oraquick test 10 months after a possible exposure. Can i take this as a 100% negative result? Would like to stop worrying about this.
Depends: Home tests depend on antibody and three weeks after exposure is usually too soon to test as antibodies take longer to develop. No test will exclude HIV infection this soon after exposure. You may discuss getting an HIV nucleic acid test at about 6 weeks after exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Let me explain.: It's very unlikely that you are HIV positive. You should be "worried" but in a good way. You're almost a grown man now. You gave and received love and I hope this is something you'll always treasure even if it wasn't perfect. Let the fear that this encounter generated lead you to be a more thoughtful, discerning, and careful lover. Do right by yourself and the people who will be special. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV testing: No. Twelve weeks is the minimum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is 2 months past the possible exposure date adequate time for a home HIV test and homeHepatitis B/C test to be reliable? More wait time or is this ok?
Test yourself now: At your age, you should ask your physician for a yearly HIV check, and probably you will get liver enzymes that would clue you to having acquired hepatitis. Here's an idea, Oliver -- if the person with whom you shared love is worth it, they'll be glad to let you know whether they know their status, and take the test as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Please get with your physician if you think you have been exposed like this. He / she will explain your options. ...Read more
How accurate is a home HIV test that you get results in five minutes is that considered accurate and conclusive after 4 1/2 weeks ?
HIV oral fluids test: ...is not quite conclusive at 4.5 weeks, probably about 90% reliable. Most current (3rd generation) HIV blood tests, including the rapid ones, are conclusive by 6-8 wk after exposure, 4th gen at 4 wk. Previous advice about waiting 3 months is pretty much outmoded. However, the oral fluids test sometimes takes longer. It's the one test that probably is not conclusive until 3 months. ...Read more
I went to an adult movie theater, sat on someone's jacket but was told to get off, sat back again. I went home and I sespect I might have been prick by a needle. If I have been pricked what are the odds and should I get a hiv test?
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Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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