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Author Topic: HIV Multiplex early detection test  (Read 4253 times)

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Offline dk222

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HIV Multiplex early detection test
« on: December 29, 2011, 03:29:58 AM »
Hello all,
             Firstly, apologies if this has been covered before. I did a quick search and could not find anything.
I am wondering if anyone knows the accuracy of the 10 day HIV Multiplex early detection test? I was recently exposed to a high risk partner and the sooner I can get tested and know my results the better.
 I am aware any results would have to be confirmed at the 3 month mark.
The 10 day test is expensive so any input on its accuracy and reputation would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you

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Re: HIV Multiplex early detection test
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 06:10:33 AM »

The multiplex test is an RNA PCR test and I doubt you need to test with one of those. RNA PCR testing is only recommended when a person has had receptive anal or vaginal intercourse with someone KNOWN to be hiv positive. Otherwise, it's generally a waste of money.

ANY result you get with an RNA test would have to be confirmed through the conventional testing. There are no short-cuts to hiv testing. I would imagine this test is being offered through a private clinic - and the private clinics in the UK who offer such testing just want to make money off your fears. Go test for free at your local GUM at the appropriate time.

You need to understand that people are not high or low or no risk ("I was recently exposed to a high risk partner"), ACTIVITIES are high or low or no risk. It's not who you do, it's how you do it that matters.

Sexually speaking, the ONLY true risk group is that group of people who have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with persons of hiv positive or unknown hiv status. Most people on the planet have fallen into this risk group at some point in their lives.

Unless you have had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with this person (or anyone), then you have more than likely not had a risk for hiv infection. If you tell us what, exactly, happened to make you worry about hiv, we can give you a more detailed response.

« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 06:13:19 AM by Ann »
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