lol, I knew a "sigh" was coming Gail.. haha, but I honestly thought it was a valid concern.. I mean there are lots of areas of the country that are consistently colder then 36 deg, and consistently warmer then 80 , right? Any idea on how they ensure the temp storage of the kits??View Thread
The test is hard to mess up really.. The only thing that grabbed my attention( and I do not know how much this matters), but it says the test is not to be used if its stored outside the temp ranges of 36-80 deg.. It does not go into great detail about how long or anything like that... So if was in a hot tractor trailer for days or something like that how would you know and would it matter?View Thread
Ok Gail, just got back from walgreen's with my oraquick at home hiv test.. Followed directions to a tee and got a negative result... Even know I have not had any of those "end stage" symptoms as you were describing is there any chance in this free world that I could be at a point right before or right at where my body would have low enough antibodies to not show up on this test? This is also why I wanted to know if the lab based test would look for or be more sensitive then a rapid test.. I definitely feel more relieved now, but still would really value your .02.. thanks a million!View Thread
sorry, didn't mean to make you sigh..lol, but I have high anxiety about waiting for results, that's why I just wanted to know about the differences in lab vs rapid testing... If the blood rapid is exactly the same as lab testing I would obviously rather do the faster one View Thread
After doing a lot of research on testing it seems like most rapid antibody tests look for the gp41 antibody.. Do you know if a lab based elisa looks for more then just the one antibody the rapid tests look for?View Thread
Thanks Gail, I definitely get what you are saying.. The rapid test manufactures all say 3 months post exposure and your test is conclusive.. In your opinion why is there nothing said about testing too late?? I am sure there are people out there such as myself that haven't had any exposures in many years as well..thanks again !View Thread
thanks for all your help! Also, I think this is one of the main articles that gets people all worried on the net.. Can you comment on this at all on the article itself of the credibility of the person that wrote it?
Thanks for the info and getting back to me.. I don't like the idea of waiting up to a week for test results to come back from a doctor, so I was thinking about the oraquick rapid or a blood rapid test at a local clinic.. Some of the info out there about testing this late is frightening because it suggests there could be antibody loss and the rapids may not be able to pick them up? Any truth to this?View Thread