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Author Topic: six weeks or three months?  (Read 2095 times)

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Offline elnumberfive

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six weeks or three months?
« on: March 14, 2010, 01:30:24 PM »
Hello all :) thanks for all what you do here.Sorry for my english, i'm a "small" frenchy and i speak english like a spanish cow :D but i work so hard to perform it.

I have just one question.

Which kind of Elisa test are used in USA? i ask for this question because in France notably, they use fourst generation test which is dectecting AC HIV1 HIV2 and agp24 simultaneously and this test are reliable from 6 weeks.

I read here that a test is reliable from three months only.Is the three months, a principle precaution?

Thanks a lot


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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 02:08:30 PM »
The CDC recommends using 3 months as a testing point because at that point all generations of tests will yield a reliable result. We stick with that timing to avoid confusion. Anyone who tests negative at 6 weeks is likely to continue to test negative. 
Andy Velez

Offline elnumberfive

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 02:16:17 PM »
Ok ,thanks a lot Andy,nice to meet you. :D

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 02:36:25 PM »
You're welcome. Glad you found the exchange to be helpful.

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Offline elnumberfive

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 02:53:58 PM »
Finally i have another question :D

If i say to you that i was infected by the HIV and my only risk is  an oral penil sex (we say " féllation" in France ) that i received from a girl in normal condition (not blood in her mouth),am i a lier or unlucky man?

I imagine that only a big quantity of blood in the mouth of my partner could be a risk for HIV transmission.

It's very hard to measure the risk  :-\ it's my opinion

Offline RapidRod

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 04:09:23 PM »
You didn't contract HIV from oral sex period

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 08:36:08 PM »
In the entire history of the HIV epidemic there has never been a confirmed case of transmission to a guy through his receiving oral. It's safe to say that in France or anywhere else you will not make history by becoming the first.

Getting oral is not a risk for HIV transmission. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: six weeks or three months?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 10:36:47 PM »

am i a lier or unlucky man?

Liar. Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect.

Getting a blowjob is absolutely NO RISK for hiv infection. NO RISK.

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