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Author Topic: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?  (Read 3050 times)

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Offline dumbmike

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Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« on: December 22, 2007, 11:21:55 AM »
Can someone tell me if a Home Access test is accurate after 19 weeks from an unprotected anal exposure?
And is this test just as reliable as a Oraquick test?

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 11:33:50 AM »
It's an FDA-approved HIV test and yes, a negative at 13 weeks or anytime thereafter is a reliable result.

So at 19 weeks you are certainly HIV negative.

If you had a risky incident involving unprotected intercourse make sure you learn from this experience and always, ALWAYS use a condom in the future for either vaginal or anal intercourse.

Cheers,

Andy Velez

Offline dumbmike

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 09:56:36 AM »
Thank you for your reply.

I had ordered 2 test kits by accident through the company.
My friend, who also is gay, wanted to test and I wanted to give him the additional test for testing.
He states that his last risk was back in the first part of november.
Should I or should I give the test to him to test now? I had been reading that most people would test +ve by 6 weeks, so I am wanton to give him the test.
He did state that he was "bottom" (if you are aware of that term) and he did use  a condom. He performed oral on some guy...so I do not know if this is something to be tested for as well.

He too felt the same way I did, thinking that the Home tests are garbage, so I feel like he should test at a clinic or doctor's office.  My concern, as well as his, was the validity of the testing..and not knowing of a blood sample you have to send in through the mail.

Any comments or thoughts are or would be ideal. Thank you for this site.

Hope you all have  a good holiday.
 

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007, 10:32:50 AM »
It's to early for him to get a conclusive test result and if he has always used a condom there is no reason for him to test.

Offline dumbmike

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 10:49:46 AM »
RapidRod,

True. I have read here that 13 weeks in conclusive. I have also read through the "Read this first section".
I was curious to the answer of this question: 
I have seen Mr. Velez write "the vast majority of persons who will test +ve, will do so by 6 weeks, all but the smallest number will do so by 6 weeks".

Does this rule apply to him taking this Home Test at 6 weeks? Or should he wait the additional 6 weeks? I just do not know about how accurate the Home access test is in comparision to a regular blood test.

Gracias para su ayuda!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 11:31:49 AM »
He could take it tomorrow. He hasn't had a risk and doesn't need testing.

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 11:41:04 AM »
Condoms provide very effective protection. As far as your friend is concerned if he is certain he was HIV negative before this incident then there's really no need for him to get tested.

We do recommend in general that anyone who's sexually active ought to regularly have a full STD panel done. That means at least once a year.

13 weeks is the CDC's recommended testing point for a conclusive result.
Andy Velez

Offline dumbmike

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007, 10:38:58 AM »
Out of curiosity, can someone tell me the distinct difference between the Oraquick test and the Uni-Gold Triity test? And are they both as equally reliable tests?

Offline dumbmike

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007, 10:40:54 AM »
Sorry, that was meant to say "Uni-Gold Test" by Trinity..

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Re: Home Access at 19 weeks -Accurate?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007, 10:47:47 AM »
Mike,

Trinity's Uni-Gold test was approved by the FDA in 2004 so yes, it is a reliable test.

You tested hiv negative at nineteen weeks and this means you are conclusively hiv negative. You do not have hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will continue to avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple! Read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them with confidence.

Ann
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