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Hello, basically, i understand a conclusive result occours at 3 months, but from browsing other sites and even looking at the NHS (National Health Service UK) website i found this info:

"Anti-HIV testing (window period of 15 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or an HIV combined antigen/antibody testing (window period 11 days, test sensitivity 99.9%, error frequency of 0.1%), or HIV RNA testing (window period 9 days, a combined test sensitivity of 99.995% and a dual error frequency of 0.1%).  Overall estimates are weighted accordingly"

So does this mean you can test at say 11 days with test sensitivity of 99.9% ? surely that is conclusive enough?


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MOVE ON. You were given the detail when to test and when the test is conclusive.
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sure, but can you just atleast explain why a legitimate source would say this?

and why all those tests say atleasy 99% accuracy within 15 days isnt conclusive enough?

thanks.
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No.. I go by the manufactures data and the FDA approval instructions.
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I am really sorry to have other people's forum, but I am very afraid it can not be waiting longer
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UK testing guidelines. Take your questions up with them.

http://www.bhiva.org/files/file1031097.pdf
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i heard it's six months for a very conclusive result....i'm in usa
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MOVE ON.
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