If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
According to CDC's guidelines, 97% of the people develop antibodies in the first 3 months, but in rare cases, it can take up to 6 months. CDC cannot afford to be wrong; therefore, they are taking very conservative stand on the window period for HIV testing. In today's technology, stand alone antibody test is conclusive at 6-8 weeks.
In theory, six months is usually required for people whose immune system has highly compromised due to chemo therapy, etc. But this is seriously called into question with today's modern tests.. Antibody test are conclusive at 6-8 weeks, and tasts that combine Ab with p24 used even before that because they are designed for early detection of HIV. So 3 months is a formality, not a practice.
PCR-DNA test is not meant to use for diagnostic for HIV. The false result ratio is very high compare to other tests that are used; therefore, it is never recommended by experts to get this test. They are selling it for $200 because everyone like you buys it, and when they get false negative or positive, they hit their head to the wall.
What do you really think? According to CDC, oral sex carries HIV risk, but again according to this website it does not. Manufacturer guidelines are not something that i am interested in learning. Since you have all the expertise, i want to know what you really think?
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