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Avatar n tn org/posts/HIV-Prevention/Third-Generation-HIV-Test-in-Seattle-Washington-area/show/298471), but I'm wondering if things have changed. It's hard to believe that the city where Dr. Handsfield works still has no 3rd gen testing locations (at least available to the public). And Seattle is a pretty reasonably sized city to not have this. Does anyone know of anything in Seattle/King County?
Avatar f tn I know in my head that I am HIV-negative, I think 6 years is a reasonable window period to determine my status (this test is the only HIV test I have had in 26 years) but everytime I get a canker sore (like today) or feel like I have excess discharge I freak out and can't shake the feeling that the test was wrong! It's so bad that reading or hearing the words HIV can make me upset. What are the odds that the test was a false negative after a 6 year window period?
Avatar f tn I waited as long as I could, and I went and took an HIV test at the fine Harborview Medical Center in Seattle (what type of testing do they use?), that is where I live. I took the test at 41 days. It came back negative. Harborview's wonderful people told me the testing time was fine. Now my throat is killing me and I have been experiencing night sweats! I am trying to stay calm and not test like a maniac, just want to make sure I am in the clear.
Avatar n tn The location of the outbreak is at the shaft, where the condom ends. I have been to Planned Parenthood (last 4 days) and had a Oraquick HIV test at 9.5 weeks from exposure with negative results. They have taken my blood for HSV-2 Igg test. I believe the results will be out next week. The doctor said that she cannot give me any medications because she cannot confirm that it is herpes (2 days after first sign of OB). I have requested for suppressive medications, which has also been denied.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctors, I came across this article (see below) regarding the accuracy of the Oraquick Advance rapid test. I tested negative on the Oraquick Advance HIV 1/2 test (using whole blood) 8 weeks, 3 months, and 4 months post-exposure. Should I be concerned that my results were false negative and seek out additional laboratory-based testing? If I should not be concerned, is there anything you can tell me about this study that could calm my fears?
Avatar m tn She said they had a grant so that anyone can come in and get tested at to cost to them! I also asked about HIV. They test for that also, but there is a fee of approximately $18. I thought that also interesting, too, but of course, my main focus is the Hep C testing at no cost. It is confidential and no hassle, except filling out their information, then you are assigned a number. It's one time becoming a number isn't a bad thing.
Avatar m tn It has now been 18 days since the incident. I had a HIV DNA RT by PCR test from at 10 days after the incident and the results were negative. The other STD tests were negative as well. What is the chance of a false negative on this test and what should I do next? Thank you.
Avatar n tn If you feel the need for HIV testing, have a standard antibody test at 6-8 weeks. I recommend against early testing with NAAT. If you can find a provider who will do it, most likely it will be quite expensive and I don't think it's worth it. (I doubt it will be available to you at any of the NHS GUM clinics.) I hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I know in my head that I am HIV-negative, I think 6 years is a reasonable window period to determine my status (this test is the only HIV test I have had in 26 years) but everytime I get a canker sore (like today) or feel like I have excess discharge I freak out and can't shake the feeling that the test was wrong! It's so bad that reading or hearing the words HIV can make me upset. What are the odds that the test was a false negative after a 6 year window period?
Avatar n tn Me too. I just read this online and on another forum!!! What's going on!!??
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Avatar n tn hello everyone i have a quick question i know most of you are going to say move on but based on my research it is possible i had unprotected vaginal with a csw in vietnam 1 year and 1 month ago 3 weeks later all signs and symptoms of hiv i went and got tested 8 weeks up to 6 months using oraquick advance i accepted i didnt have hiv then i see all over the news that a study done here in seattle at haborview same place i got tested which says that the test is inaccurate and failed to pick up hiv i
Avatar n tn Hi there, I had a hiv test a couple of days ago and I received a negative result back today. My 'exposure' was 7-8 weeks ago - although not 100% conclusive, it is still quite a good indication? Thanks for all your help.
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Avatar f tn Smoking k2 or spice will not affect HIV test results. The immune response to HIV (which is what the HIV antibody test measures) is unaffected by marijuana or close substitutes.
Avatar n tn Had you come to my clinic, the most we would have done is a single HIV antibody test 4-6 weeks after exposure. The risk of catching HIV from any single episode of vaginal sex is too low to be worth all that testing, regardless of the apparent hand-job trauma. The chance your partner had HIV probably was very low, and the chance you would have caught HIV--even if whe was infected--probably was 1 in 1000 or less.
Avatar n tn (Howeverr, your symptoms do not particularly suggest HIV to me.) You need a blood test to know and symptoms simply are not helpful. Since your exposure was a month ago, you can get tested now. You wasted your money on the PCR test; a standard blood test (for one tenth the cost) would have been sufficient. Anyway, the chance you got HIV from the encounter you describe was close to zero. Just relax; you're overly stressed about this.
Avatar m tn (age 54) On the 11th day of my 1st encounter, 9 days 2nd encounter and 6 days 3rd encounter I had and STD test for (HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and Syphilis) and came back negative. 1. Is the test good enough to move on with my life or do I need another test? 2. What was my risk of HIV and Syphilis? Worried about the balls licking.
Avatar n tn WB was not done. Just the screening test. The therst 2 lines of abbreviations just describe the test(s) done and mean "HIV antibody test for HIV types 1 and 2 by enzyme immunoassay with reflect to HIV 1 WB". "Reflex" means WB would have been done automatically if the screening test had been positve. line 3 is the test result, non-reactive. You don't have HIV and do not need further testing. That's all for this thread. I won't have anything more to day.
229411 tn?1189759425 Even Seattle Public Health told me they normally tell people 4 weeks! And Seattle has a HUGE HIV population. For all of you worriers out there, here was my "ARS" symptoms that started exactly 2.5 weeks after exposure to a man who took off the condom during sex: 1. High Fever from 99.5-102 F 2. Severe Sore Throat 3. Body Aches 4. Dripping Night Sweats that Soaked My Sheets and My Hair was Wet 5. Vomiting 6. Diarreah 7. Weight Loss of 13 Lbs 8. Loss of Appetite 9.
Avatar f tn Texas: Worldwide, 80% of HIV transmission is heterosexual. But US statistics show a reverse trend, where about 70% of transmissions is homosexual. So US has prevention campaigns targeted mainly on homosexual and IDU transmissions. No matter how you dice the statistics, they show it doesn't matter what orientation you are.
Avatar n tn What is the difference between all of these HIV testing detectors? When i had my HIV test done at a health clinic close to seattle they just gave me the standard test that took 7-10 days to recieve my results. What would the name of the test i had be? An ELISA? Are these standards one less reliable at say the 6 week mark than the P24 antigen and all those other HIV detecting tests? Thanks.. i love this forum by the way.
Avatar n tn But it's your $15.00.... Based on your previous test result, you can be sure you didn't catch HIV in Thailand. I'm sure Virginia Mason uses state-of-the-art, completely reliable test methods. As you know, based on threads you have participated in, symptoms mean nothing and yours don't suggest that you have HIV. From the medical and risk assessment perspectives, you don't need further testing.
Avatar n tn Hi Is OralQuick Oral swab Antibody test is reliable as any other blood anti body test?
Avatar m tn Being seriously immunosuppressed due to illness or drugs might, in theory, delay the time until an HIV test becomes positive, but it has no known effect on susceptibility to HIV if exposed. In any case, azathioprine (Imuran) is a rather mild immunosuppressive drug. Finally, it is the rare escort in the US or Western Europe who has HIV, so the chance you were exposed at all is low. Heterosexually transmitted HIV is very rare among commercial sex workers in Seattle.
Avatar n tn I plan on taking the test again in about 4 weeks (including another HIV test). What is your opinion and what does expereicne say about tests that are equivocal?
Avatar m tn Your combination of multiple negative OraQuicks and negative RNA tests should be believed. At 6 weeks an Oraquick test, like other tests for HIV antibodies will detect at least 90% of recently acquired infections and probably more. I will also comment that even with cures/sores on your hands and the fact that you got your partner's genital secretions on you, mutual masturbation is a no risk activity and does not put you at risk for HIV. I hope these comments are helpful to you.