Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 30, 2014, 11:18:29 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23350
  • Latest: Smasher
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636692
  • Total Topics: 48324
  • Online Today: 179
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: blood serum shelf life  (Read 3293 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cicatriz

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
blood serum shelf life
« on: June 22, 2006, 11:57:37 AM »
hi,

i just have a lingering thought, what conditions should a blood sample have in order for it to be fit for testing?

i mean, if my blood was extracted on, say, a wednesday, and it was scheduled for rapid HIV antibody testing on a sunday, how should the blood sample be kept? refrigerated? room temp? etc...

just wondering if such factors can affect outcome of the antibody test result.

thanks

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: blood serum shelf life
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 12:29:22 PM »
cicatriz,

I've never heard of these kinds of factors having any sort of outcome on an antibody test whatsoever. According to the post you made in Question's thread, you have reliably tested negative at the appropriate time. Please don't start whatiffing the testing center's proceedures. I'm sure they know what they're doing or they wouldn't be in business.

You are hiv negative.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Question

  • Member
  • Posts: 16
Re: blood serum shelf life
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 02:08:20 PM »
Hi Cicatriz.

Thanks for the information you wrote on my thread. I think some hosptial have 4th generation testing but some hospital are asking for pictures. Why are they asking for pictures for hiv test?

By the way Why did you test? what was your risk?

Offline cicatriz

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: blood serum shelf life
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 06:51:40 PM »
cicatriz,

I've never heard of these kinds of factors having any sort of outcome on an antibody test whatsoever. According to the post you made in Question's thread, you have reliably tested negative at the appropriate time. Please don't start whatiffing the testing center's proceedures. I'm sure they know what they're doing or they wouldn't be in business.

You are hiv negative.

Ann


apologies, ann. :)

you may lock this thread if appropriate. thanks :)

Offline cicatriz

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: blood serum shelf life
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 07:01:17 PM »
Hi Cicatriz.

Thanks for the information you wrote on my thread. I think some hosptial have 4th generation testing but some hospital are asking for pictures. Why are they asking for pictures for hiv test?

By the way Why did you test? what was your risk?

answers are in your thread.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: blood serum shelf life
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 09:25:28 PM »
Cicatriz,

There is no problem with you posting questions in your own thread. This is what you are supposed to do and I have no reason to delete it.

Again, there is no point in questioning the procedures used at the clinic you attended because they would not be in business if they weren't doing it correctly. You have reliably tested negative, information I know because you posted it in another thread.

Which brings me to the fact that you should not be posting in other threads and you should certainly not be PMing people to offer advice. The reason we do not want this to happen is because all advice should be given here in the public forum, where we can be sure it is the correct advice.

Please read through the Welcome Thread

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.