[Question #6492] Re: 6397

16 months ago
Just a quick question about the test I took at 6 months post handjob (negative)..if it is a 2nd generation rapid, finger prick tests, does this matter? Initially I thought it was 3rd gen, though AIDSMAP says that with this specific test, 99% of people test positive at 57 days. I’m assuming that after 3 months you can take any blood test, rapid or not, and have it be the same level of accuracy. Is this safe to assume? Thanks. I also had a 4th Gen Alere finger prick rapid test at 6 weeks and 3.5 months past the encounter (handjob), which were both negative too, so I tested before using those methods then my final test was either 2nd or 3rd generation but planned parenthood doesn’t specify. Thank you so much!
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
16 months ago
What does this matter? You had 4th generation testing at conclusive times, so the performance of the 2nd generation tests you had is irrelevant. Anyway, they also were conclusive. All this for a non-exposure event that carried no risk of HIV.

Re-read your previous thread. No further discussion.
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