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Pro-Viral Test


On Saturday I had a pro-viral test for HIV.  This is meant to have a 96% rate of accuracy for a negative result - i.e. if negative, then 96% chance is the result is correct.  There's also a very small chance of false-positives <1% apparently.

Can someone please tell me, does the test cover only HIV-1 or both HIV-1 and 2?

Should I retest at the 3-month?  I'm assuming I get a negative result...

Also, following on from my other thread.  Said spot seems to have died down now (and hasn't spread).  I'm hoping it was just focullitis or something - which could make sense 'cause I spent the last couple of weeks in a hot environment scuba-diving wearing a wet-suit etc and picked up loads of other spots all over my legs etc from mosquito bites and stuff.  Given the doctor said it was uncharacteristic of herpes - what do you guys reckon?

Test results out on Tuesday for clymmidia (sp), gonn, herpes, Pro-viral etc.  Fingers crossed.  Have to have a syphilis follow up 'cause they couldn't test on Sat for that.

You guys have been a great help btw!  I've smoked more cigarettes in the past two days than in last two years though.


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