Hiv testing guidelines

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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 f tn I had a second possible exposure halfway thru my PEP, I completed my PEP and I assume the testing guidelines remain the same in this stuation...or could this have extened window period. THanks...
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Avatar m tn If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
Avatar m tn , and decide if they would recommend more testing, enough testing or none at all. * Our forum members, while very educated and knowledgeable, do not have that freedom. That means that they have to go with the standards set by the CDC, FDA, testing manufacturers, etc. MedHelp is a place for you to gather information, work through it for yourself, and decide, along with your own medical provider, what is best for YOU.
Avatar m tn We can't help what France does, the guidelines is 3 months post exposure.
Avatar m tn Our doctors, and many experts, feel that testing is conclusive earlier than 3 months. Since official guidelines set by testing manufacturers still say 3 months, many of our members feel more comfortable using 3 months, as they are not doctors. It's entirely up to you. If you feel comfortable with our experts advice, then test and accept the results. If you'd rather, test at 3 months. There is no need for endless debate on this. Thanks!
Avatar n tn t aware of this site (which is wonderful), and tried to follow the web and CDC for what to do. At 6 months (actually 178 days) I had HIV antibody testing done for HIV 1 and 2. The results were negative. Again, I have been going by the guidelines that I could find which included the CDC, and now in my reading I see that it is still possible to get a positive result after 6 months (I don't know if they mean up to 6 months or after 6 months and, if so, until when?).
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 f tn infact the hiv specalist said after what happened to me it would be more likely to have picked up chlymida or gonerhaa then Hiv
Avatar m tn why is it that red cross does not accept blood from donors who had received a, Tattoo/Body modifications in less than a year, if the CDC guidelines for testing is 3months post exposure?