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Yes, it looks like the 3rd Gen test
because there is no mention of the AB
I am sorry, AG
And I did take another look at their website and there is a 4th gen that I sent you the link for...
did you see that?
yeah i did, i've been looking at that for the last few days since i got the test done and thought that's what they were doing. Anyways though, is the 3rd gen accurate at 24 12hours?
no, it isn't
you need at least 6 weeks for it to be accurate
damn, i thought 3rd gen cut it down to around 20 days
The fact that it is negative, is nice to know- I mean, it is better than a positive
isn't 3rd gen accurate in w window of 20-24 days though?
No, it isn't
the earliest one in this regard is the 4th and that is really at 28 days
yeah i've seen that online, the health department here in FL calls the 4th gen conclusive at 15 days
what about this site claiming 3rd gen good at 20-22 days: http://www.bcmj.org/bc-centre-disease-control/don%E2%80%99t-wait-test-hiv
Hmmm. Let me look
HIV screening is all about timing. The right test at the right time means accuracy.
< 3days – see doc and discuss if you need PEP. The Doctor will determine how high risk you are and recommend as appropriate.
12 days – HIV RNA PCR. This only tests for HIV-1. But it is the earliest available test for HIV.
28 days – HIV P24 Ag/Ab combination test.
That is the WINDOW period:
The average window periods for the following tests are:
• 20 to 22 days for third-generation enzyme immunoassay (EIA) tests, which detect HIV antibodies. • 16 to 18 days for fourth-generation EIA tests, which detect p24 antigen and HIV antibodies.
And it is an average
it is like a bell curve
doesn't mean that it is accurate at that time. you will still miss a bunch of peopel
yeah i understand, so the third gen test i supposedly got might actually be a true negative since i got it at 24 days after exposure?
I think that you will be a true negative regardless
I bought a lottery ticket and I thought of you today :-)
haha, why, is it 1 in 20million that i'll be negative?
I mean positive
omg Doc, don't scare me
1 in 20 million that it will be positive silly
there we go
your encounter is not a high risk encounter
do you have yahoo messenger?
no I don't
but I will let you know if I win over this website
Or maybe you will not see me on anymore- ha! ha!
should skype me, xxxx
we will figure it out :-)
Anyway, get some sleep- I know this has been driving you crazy
You did not get HIV from this encounter. I promise you.
You must be really tired
there is a great movie called Now you See it
Check it out if you haven't seen it (no pun)
what is it about
UFO's or something
there was a movie i saw when i was about 12 or 13 called, "And the beat goes on" i think that was the name of it or something like that, and it was about the HIV outbreak in the US among homosexual men, it scared the hell out of me, i'm not gay or anything but it still scared the hell out of me
also when i was like 8 and i first learned about HIV i thought i was infected, lol
No- it about these magicians who rob banks
it is really good
oh, is that the one that's out in the theaters right now?
i've seen the previews, looks kinda cheesy but might be entertaining
Sorry now you see me
should message me on skype, xxxx
No- it is on demand
I can't do that- it is against site rules :-)
ehhh, who's gonna know
well, this entire chat is recorded for one
maybe the NSA, lol
yeah this site but not your personal skype account
ha ha- well, they work pretty hard on this site to maintain anonymity
but you can always find me here
and many experts have long ongoing chats with their custys
ANyway, I have to run- but that is my homework for you. I need a full report. And the results of your 4th gen test from tomorrow :-)
i'll tell you on skype
sorry, I can't do that.. I know you understand.. have a good night :-)
k, i'll let you know the results after i make them give me a free test