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How accurate are the rapid test finger

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how accurate are the rapid test finger prick
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for this question
These are very accurate actually.
They are about 99% accurate.
I would make sure you are outside of the window for testing.
This would be about 3 months to be safe
So if used after 3 months of a possible exposure, they are 99% accurate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hello i decided to go down to the health dept and take the hiv test 3 weeks ago , i have not had any sex or any thing to do with drugs blood or people for the last 5 years . the women tested me with the rapid test finger prick and after 2 min she said it was negative clear all white clean no lines if someone had aids would it still test positive if they had the antibodies thank you

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it absolutely would
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

so here is the thing I had somthing called lichen planuis after a very long time going from doctor to doctor . i thought it was yeast they did culture and it was negative for yeast do you know much about that

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
I know a little bit. However, I would appreciate a positive rating and accepting additional services for a different topic I will offer a very reasonable price on this
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

so is this different than hiv and aids and do i need to get tested again for Hiv

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
No, you were just tested. Why would you need tested again?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

so you do think i am ok . hiv test rapid would have been positive by now if i hdd it

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes I do. You are ok