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 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 Hi, I had a question about testing. 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?
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Avatar n tn 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. These patients may be seroconverting (see section on primary HIV infection) and management of re-testing may be complex and so such individuals should be promptly referred to specialist care. What this means?
Avatar n tn You'll see differing guidelines, but most of the experts are in (off the record) agreement about 6 week testing for low risk events.
Avatar m tn Testing guidelines are obtataining the baseline and receiving the conclusive test. Not all places have socialized medicines and those that do it is false to say the tests are free, taxes pay for the tests and healthcare.
Avatar m tn I am following an exactly daily adherence. Which are the guidelines to follow up hiv testing in my case? best regards.
Avatar m tn // Post testing 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.
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 n tn how would having sex with a know hiv + .person make it not conclusive after three months?
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...
Avatar m tn I have a question regarding my HIV test. I took both tests the same day, roughly 9 weeks post exposure. HIV-1 RNA Qualitative - Negative HIV 1/O/1 - <1.00 (Negative) HIV 1/O/2 - Non Reactive Are these results considered conclusive? I was told the HIV-RNA was 99% but I've heard conflicting information. Can someone please help?
Avatar f tn Hello, basically, i understand a conclusive result occours at 3 months, but from browsing other sites and even looking at the NHS (National Health Service UK) website i found this info: "Anti-HIV testing (window period of 15 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or an HIV combined antigen/antibody testing (window period 11 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or HIV RNA testing (window period 9 days, a combined test sensitivity of 99.
Avatar f tn If both came negative you are free from HIV and the result is conclusive.
Avatar m tn Is there a test that I can take sooner? NO, HIV antibody test at 3 months is the only way to know ones status.
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?
Avatar m tn This subject is discussed here ad nauseum. Anyone is free to decide for themselves when they feel comfortable testing. ON THIS FORUM, we adhere to the official guidelines, the doctors take a more liberal stance. Dr. HHH often posts a few links to posts he's made that explains in detail about testing protocols, and why they give the advice THEY do, and why we give the advice we do. They are a good read.
Avatar m tn As some sites say 3 months is conclusive. 6)What does a combination of PCR testing and antibody testing suggest ? Had my viral load been lower than 100 copies would antibodies still be produced ? And is it possible for viral load to be below 100 copies at 8 months post exposure without any treatment ? 7)And what does a negative combination of a pcr proviral dna test and hiv antibody indicate ?