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What happens if results come back HIV positive after using the Nurx Home STI Test Kit?

Any HIV results will be disclosed in a sensitive and informed fashion, following state laws around result disclosure. Our team of medical providers are equipped with HIV education and links to care resources for further testing and ongoing HIV treatment.

Why is a blood test better than a saliva test for HIV?

HIV tests that rely on saliva can’t detect HIV until someone has been infected for 3 months or more — that’s how long it takes for enough virus to build up in the body to be detected in saliva. However, blood spot tests like the one included in…

Which HIV Tests Are the Most Accurate?

Antigen/antibody tests conducted in a lab (as opposed to on-site rapid tests) are the most accurate types of HIV test with at least a 99% accuracy rate. Types of HIV Tests There are three types of HIV tests: Antibody tests: Most rapid HIV tests and…

How Accurate Are HIV Tests?

Modern HIV tests are extremely accurate, but precise accuracy all depends on how long after HIV exposure you get tested and what kind of test you’re using. Generally, HIV tests after the three-month window are more than 99.97% accurate. However, no HIV tests can tell if you’re infected if you…

What Are the Different Types of HIV Tests?

Some of the different kinds of HIV tests available include: Nucleic acid tests. Antigen/antibody combination tests. Antibody tests. Tests You Can Get at the Doctor’s Office You can have all three of the above tests done at your doctor’s office. All of them involve taking a sample of your blood,…

What Is an HIV Test?

An HIV test is a test that can detect antibodies in your body to determine if you have been exposed to HIV. 99% of people who have been exposed to HIV develop antibodies that are detectable within six weeks. Sexually active people should get an HIV test once per year…

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