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Offline roberto

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Risk calculator
« on: September 21, 2011, 12:12:45 PM »
Hi Guys,

I have found a site which calculates infection risks. Can anyone tell me if these figures are realistic?

Thank you
« Last Edit: September 21, 2011, 12:46:29 PM by Ann »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: I think i'm infected - Really scared
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 12:41:03 PM »
We don't get into statistics. We simply evaluate in terms of risks and respond accordingly.

Statistics will not give you the answer you want and just feed your anxiety. But go ahead and go that route if you want to. At the end of the day it's about test results and not statistics so we're not going to get on that merry go round with you.
Andy Velez

Offline Ann

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Re: Risk calculator
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 12:54:24 PM »
Roberto,

I removed your post from someone else's thread and created your own thread, which is the ONLY placed you should post from now on. Make sure you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to so you do not make mistakes like that again.




I removed the site link you posted for two reasons.

One, the questions it asks are totally rubbish and many could not possibly reflect your risk level.

Two, it is a commercial site that sells hiv home-test kits that are not FDA approved and are very unreliable. I urge you to not use their products.

If you think you had a risk, tell us about it and we will give you an honest, fact-based assessment - but we won't try to sell you crappy tests.

Ann
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