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Sir can you please tell me details about hiv rapid test. How much accurate is this. Two month before I undergo hiv 1 and hiv 2 and report was negative.

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The Rapid HIV test is useful for routine testing and/or if you don’t want to wait several days for the results. The Rapid HIV test detects HIV antibodies in the blood. Most guys (about 90%) will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection. The Rapid HIV test gives you a result in a few minutes, eliminating the stress of waiting a week for results. The Rapid test uses a blood specimen taken by poking your finger with a lance and then drawing some of this blood into a fine plastic tube. The Rapid test is just as accurate as a Standard HIV test. If you test negative, then you do not require any further tests. If you are positive, then you will need a further blood test using a specimen that needs to be sent to a laboratory.
HIV Rapid test generally look for presence of HIV antibodies and a fourth generation HIV Rapid test also test for HIV antigen besides antibodies and result is shortly given in around twenty minutes. It is highly sensitive and specific test and gives accurate results. If the test has been undertaken after the three months of last exposure, the result is quite accurate.
It s accurate 97 to 99 percent repeat after 3 month or 6 month of exposure that gives you 100 % report.
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