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Avatar m tn // for very early screening. The CDC is correct. The other doctors are incorrect in my humble opinion. I would qualify that a little though and say that if you had a very high risk exposure - for example receptive anal sex with a male who was recently diagnosed as a newly infected HIV positive man, then I would repeat that test at 4 weeks with a 4th generation HIV DUO test for certainty.
Avatar f tn "With the HIV antibody test used in new york state, virtually all people who are infected will test positive within one month of being infected. Most people will test positive even sooner" This is what is written at the bottom of my negative test result sheet/recipt or whatever it is This test is from St. Vincents Clinic in New York City They Used the "Finger stick with whole blood" Is this new information? Does that mean a test after months exposure is clear?
Avatar m tn Why are you being rude to me? I am stating what I have been told by counselors at NYC std testing clinic. I don't care about what you have. I am just relaying what I have been told. And by the way, the window period they are quoting is 3 weeks, not six. The name of the test is "Acute HIV Test" Call this number 1-877-364-8191. This is New York City Std testing number. And be a little more mature about your answers in the future.
Avatar f tn but they will get it from your newborn if you refuse so by new York state law that would constitute that HIV testing is in fact mandatory right?!?! Lol I can get tested with a harmless blood draw of they can draw blood from your newborn. One or the other is a law and must be done Sooooo.......I don't really see how she was lied to. I say decline it. Get another OBGYN who does the same thing....
Avatar m tn ve gone to the doctor (I live in new york city) and had both a Rapid Test and an HIV 1/2 EIA Ab Screen. Both of which were negative. I have a few questions: 1) How can I tell if my EIA test was the 3rd or 4th generation? 2) What is the confidence of a negative result 5 weeks after exposure for either 3rd or 4th generation tests? Thank you very much. PS. I promise I'll never be so stupid to put myself in this situation again.
Avatar m tn does anyone know how these new strains were detected in the first place and would modern HIV testing detect possible new strains by a cross reaction/common connection? i have had several routine tests within the last 12mths (3 tests since a possible exposure in africa, condom break with a CSW) all have been negative in an NHS gum Clinic, is it safe to say that i can rule out being infected with a new strain?
Avatar f tn out of anxiety and worry i went to get tested at 12 days after the encounter here at the std clinic in new york city and it came out (rapid finger prick test) Negative, and they took a tube of blood since i didnt take the test anonymously. That test also came back negative thankfully. i went back at the 5 week mark and 7 week mark to get tested and both came back negative.
Avatar m tn HIV statistics state that 7 people in our age group with white skin were reported with an HIV diagnosis in 2010. Also in New York alone (The City, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx and Queens) only 135 people who are ranged from 13-19 were reported with a new HIV diagnoses.
Avatar n tn // I had unprotected vaginal sex (Condom Broke) with a girl I had just met and subsequently found through other people that she has been with swingers. Should I be nervous about HBV? I've tested for most of the known stds, but not HBV.
Avatar f tn Thanks Vance, I am new to this. Why does New York have window at 15 days? Is it a different test. maybe I will go there and test :) save the wait lol.
Avatar m tn I was quite anxious and was tested at 4, 5, and 6 weeks for HIV in New York STD clinic\. Three times were rapid blood test and were NEGATIVE. At 5 weeks, the counsellor also gave me a "virus test", which I assume was a P-Naat test. It was also NEGATIVE. Now comes the 12 weeks mark. This time, I decide to do a standard, ELISA test, which was 4th generation (the best lab in my own country). I drew the blood today and the result will come out tomorrow.
Avatar m tn about 2 years ago i went to a free std clinic in new york, the employees dr's were all black and i'm asian i'm worried that the dr might of done something to me like dirty needles for hiv testing!!!!
Avatar m tn does anyone know how these new strains were detected and would modern HIV testing detect possible new strains by a cross reaction/common connection? i have had several routine test within the last 12mths all been negative, is it safe to say that i can rule out being infected with a new strain?
Avatar f tn A couple months later, I moved to New York City and received a lower-lip tattoo from a tattoo artist. For the life of me, I personally can't remember if he switched needles between mine and my friend's tattoo process, BUT he was wearing gloves, did have a certification, was a hole-in-the-wall (as most places in New York are), but he had state of the art tattooing utensils (I know, this doesn't make a difference on whether the needles were switched or not).
Avatar n tn s including HIV, through my doctor, not a free clinic, in the state of New York. My doctor told me the test results would be available in four days, set an appointment for me to see him in four weeks, and sent me to the lab for testing. I requested this test as a routine test, I've no reason to believe I've been exposed to anything. I was informed HIV test results can't be revealed over the phone in NY.
Avatar m tn With the standard HIV antibody tests in use today, it virtually never takes more than 6 weeks for a positive result in someone with a new HIV infection. That is despite the fact that many testing services and public health agencies continue to advise testing at 3 months. In fact, it is almost never necessary. (In reply to the follow-up question below, you could ask whether either of your tests was a combo test, i.e. for both HIV antibody and p24 antigen.
Avatar m tn New York is still using the OraQuick Advance HIV 1 and HIV 2 test for blood and plasma testing. They're just not using the oral testing at this time until the investigation is complete.
Avatar m tn I know the New York State Department of Health is expecting an approval for the Determine Ab/Ag HIV 4th Generation Rapid test by the New Year for use in clinics and that's about it. Dr. Handsfield explains it well but it basically can be summed up by saying that no one wants to be wrong.
Avatar m tn pdf Ill save you through reading more links but I have seen that Colorado, New York and Idaho have taken to this new testing window as well. Also, on the CDC site it says it is about to announce a new algorithm so I assume this may be it? Keep up the great work. I look forward to here your thoughts.
Avatar f tn Hi doctor I am still having some anxieties about this exposure and water to get tested I see you say that a duo test would be conclusive after 28 days as this test is not available in New York as far as I know would taking 2 separate tests An hiv rna test and a standard antibody test have the same reliability