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Offline snickersbar

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« on: May 10, 2013, 11:40:08 AM »
Can a 9 month antibody test be considered conclusive despite what generation was used, despite symptoms, and despite high risk exposure (unprotected sex with prostitute in 3rd world country).  I was tested thru labcorp using icma? hiv 1/0/2 and through quest diagnostics using hiv 1/2 ab eia. 

Luckily both came out negative. 

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Re: Opinion
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 12:00:30 PM »
Can a 9 month antibody test be considered conclusive despite what generation was used, despite symptoms, and despite high risk exposure (unprotected sex with prostitute in 3rd world country).  I was tested thru labcorp using icma? hiv 1/0/2 and through quest diagnostics using hiv 1/2 ab eia. 

Luckily both came out negative. 

You can rest assured that you are HIV negative and can trust that the test were accurate . 

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Re: Opinion
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 01:08:56 PM »
Thanks Jeff.  Very reassuring.

I would love to get the opinion of Ann and Andy also.

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Re: Opinion
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 01:33:19 PM »
No matter what generation of testing, three months is definitive. Not an opinion here, simply verifiable fact.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Opinion
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2013, 09:08:42 AM »
Thanks for the reply.  One final question.

I had the quest diagnostics hiv 1/2 eia and labcorp hiv 1/o/2...i know both of these tests check for hiv-1 antibodies, hiv-2 antibodies, and group-o antibodies....do they also detect all subtypes of hiv-1 (a-k?)?  Thanks.

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Re: Opinion
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 09:41:29 AM »
Snickers, you can relax. You have reliably and thoroughly tested negative for HIV. You ARE HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Let it go and get on with your life. Really.
Andy Velez

 


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