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Avatar m tn I went for an HIV test 2 days after my risk, i was wondering if the rapid HIV test i took is accurate because my results came back negative or i should take the EIA test?
Avatar m tn CDC has changed guidelines? Iusti has changed guidelines to six week. But my government still says testing algorithm still is 3 months. All my testing was made with Roche's ECLIA. Can I really move on with my life? Have had these flu-like symptoms over 4 week now, would ARS continue this long? And would my six week test be positive 2 week after symptoms started if it really is ARS? So frustrated this depate on window periods.
Avatar n tn PAGE 11 -- The need for a repeat HIV test if still within the window period after a specific exposure should be discussed. Although fourth generation tests shorten the time from exposure to seroconversion a repeat test at three months is still recommended to definitively exclude HIV infection. Occasionally HIV results are reported as reactive or equivocal.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know why Mass doesn't approve the Oraquick Oral fluid test? Is it because they don't believe enough people will test positive to meet their six week guideline?
Avatar n tn If you have a negative non reactive HIV Antibody test that means exposures three months or more from that test you were never infected and the only exposures you would then have to worry about (if you have any) would be within three months of that test. Is this correct?
Avatar f tn Hey. Here's CDC's updated testing guidelines stating that the test is conclusive 3-4 weeks sooner than their previous testing guidelines (6-8 weeks) http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2014/HIV-testing-Labs-Flowchart.
Avatar f tn CDC itself says in one of the recent publications on HIV testing that 4th generation test is accurate 3-4 weeks earlier than its predessor 3rd generation test. If we take only this statement alone, 4th generation test should be conclusive at 8-9 weeks time. CDC will issue its revised guidelines sooner or later, however they have their own work protocol.
Avatar n tn Depends on the clinic, some use 3rd some 4th Makes no difference because you still need to wait 3 months for a conclusive result with both tests per guidelines
Avatar m tn Hi all Did you see the updated guidelines which state that. post pep follow up should be at baseline, 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Do you think CDC will adopt this as well.
Avatar f tn I have given sample for hiv rna pcr test as well. Too much paniced. Can any other test is helpful. Is throat infection alone can be cause of ars.
Avatar f tn and this is not a debating forum so we don't get into that over guidelines. So you have to pick which you are comfortable with and test accordingly.
Avatar m tn I had a risk relation 9 weeks ago, yesterday I made an HIV test and it was negative, can this be true? or how long I have to wait to make the test?
Avatar m tn Relax, Vi_Man's answer was confusing and not exactly correct. NO, you do not need to test again. An HIV test is conclusive for you at 3 months. A VERY small portion of the population are recommended to test out to 6 months. That would include anyone who has a severely compromised immune system. Examples would be, someone with terminal cancer, on chemo, someone taking anti rejection medications after an organ transplant, chronic IV drug abusers. You are in the clear.
Avatar n tn but you do not explain which test?so my question is that i took a rapid hiv blood test at 7 1/2 weeks.i guess you could say i had a high risk single encouter with a ts.oral receiving an oral giving and swallowed some precum.quit right after precum was in mouth.it was not what i had expected out of a gay relation.i would like to add to other people if you think you might be gay,YOU'RE NOT!!!you would only give yourself a lot of pain.physically an mentally....
Avatar f tn The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test can give you accurate results 3 months from exposure. Most people will develop antibodies to HIV within this period of time. If you test within 3 months of possible exposure and the result is negative, you may want to repeat the test at least 3 months after the possible exposure. Ninety-seven (97) percent of people develop antibodies within the first 3 months after infection.
Avatar m tn The old advice of needing to wait three months for a HIV test is no longer accurate and knowledge about the signs of possible HIV infection have also improved. You can check it on this link : http://www.nat.org.uk/Living-with-HIV/Real-Stories/getting-tested-and-diagnosed.
Avatar m tn Can HIV ANTIBODY TEST(ELISA<HIV ! & ANTIBODY) test after 6 months fi fully conclusive????? I hb done ELISA test aftr 6 mnths of exposure???? Can I be 100% confident tat I m HIV negetive as the test came back non reactive with ANTIBODY 0.020 OD........will I have to test aftr ! yr?
Avatar m tn BASHH/EAGA statement on HIV window period November 2014 HIV testing using the latest (fourth generation) tests is recommended in the BHIVA / BASHH / BIS UK guidelines for HIV testing (2008). These assays test for HIV antibodies and p24 antigen simultaneously. A fourth generation HIV test on a venous blood sample performed in a laboratory will detect the great majority of individuals who have been infected with HIV at 4 weeks after specific exposure.
Avatar n tn i am wondering the window period, so many HIV/AIDS (national des control ) point out test after 13 weeks is rule , they dont even mention any test at 6 weeks mark. ARS timing has huge difference among websites, thebody dr. bob said it takes weeks to appear the ars symptoms, and here Dr.HHH said between day 10 to 20 majorirty people with hiv will experience the ARS. i also found a web said between day 7 and 10.
Avatar m tn In this context neither of us has heard or read a credible scientific report on any person who acquired HIV and took more than 8 weeks to develop a reactive HIV antibody test. Similarly I have asked numerous colleagues at scientific meetings if they are aware of any instance in which it has taken more than 8 weeks for a test to turn positive and the answer for over three-4 years, at least, has been uniformly no. Dr. Handsfield's experience is similar. Bottom line.
Avatar m tn hello to all need help i got my self tested for hiv 45 days after exposure via CMIA test and the result was non reactive now i am considering a 3 month test that is on 17 of march but the problem is it may sound bizarre i got a rabies vaccine on 4 th of march now i am concerned can a rabies vaccine show a false positive? if yes then what should i do?
Avatar n tn Hi doctor I had unprotected sex with woman@ 17 may and I made hiv test. In. 18 may next day for her I was negative and I made test for me after four week it was negative also after I made for her after one month @ 18 june and negative also. Both of us negative after four week.Do I need to do test again ?
Avatar n tn My symptoms was appear JULY 1st i have checked the HIV rapid test August 16 and again August 29 th and September 19th almost all 11 week left ..............
Avatar n tn my question is how reassuring is this test and what statistics do you have regarding accuracy of a HIV test at 34 days post exposure.
720609 tn?1328783196 There has been a recent recurrence of the "test window" debate. The CDC guidelines can seem murky, but on their page titled, "Should I get tested?," they make it clear: From the CDC How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get tested for HIV? Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV.
Avatar m tn Single Possible or Known Exposure Most infected persons will develop detectable HIV antibody within 3 months of exposure (126). If the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the first 3 months after exposure, repeat testing should be considered >3 months after the exposure occurred to account for the possibility of a false-negative result. If the follow-up test is nonreactive, the client is likely not HIV-infected.