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sorry, i'm back
Yes, it is reliable
but everyone online says that second generation tests aren't reliable until 42-60 days
That is not true, they are not 100% reliable until later but that doesn't mean they are not reliable at 25 days
so how reliable are they at 25 days, i'm talking 2nd generation tests, not 3rd or 4th, do you have any data or studies on when 2nd generation tests are reliable like 10 days: 20% 20days: 50%, any data like that?
An HIV test is usually conclusive at 12 weeks or 84 days (3 months), post last risk exposure
The test you had was an antibody test, correct?
yes, a second generation antibody test
Okay, do you have anxiety disorder?
no i don't
Okay, the antibodies may take time to develop, so if you are still concerned, you may re-test in 30 days, and again in 60 days
yeah i already know that, that's not the question i'm asking, i'm asking how reliable is the 2nd generation test at 25 days, do you have an answer for that?
It is 95% reliable at 4 weeks, which is 28 days, I do not have specific data for 25 days
where did you find 95% at 4 weeks? can you link that to me?
it doesn't say anything about 28 days or that it was a second generation test
ELISA is a second generation test
where is the 28 days that you were talking about?
Give me a few minutes
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX you working hard on this one
what about second generation test, i'm 25 days post exposure and the test was negative, how reliable is this?
today i actually submitted blood for the duo 4th gen, so i submitted it 25 days post exposure, if this is negative (i know it hasn't been 28 days), how reliable is that?
what do you think my chances of having contracted it are, i had protected vaginal and anal with a woman and unprotected oral 3 times over the course of the night, i'm so stressed out about this, please offer some guidance, thank you