Home hiv test kit bought in singapore

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Kevin

Durham, NC

#1 Jun 9, 2012
Has anyone have any information regarding this home kit i took called ez trust hiv rapid 1/2 screen made by cs innovations in singapore is it reliable and approved any suggestions would be of great help

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Kevin
also used ez trust

Tallaght, Ireland

#3 Jun 13, 2012
Kevin wrote:
Has anyone have any information regarding this home kit i took called ez trust hiv rapid 1/2 screen made by cs innovations in singapore is it reliable and approved any suggestions would be of great help
URGENT
Kevin
Hey Kev i also used this test. one at 9 weeks and another at 13 weeks. both neg. i was also looking for info on the product. seems to be sold also in singapore.

Since: May 12

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#4 Jun 15, 2012
EZ TRUST hiv rapid screen test is made in singapore by CS INNOVATIONS A REAL COMPANY IT IS also USAID approver It is sold thru 1mintest.com and several other websites it is distributed thru africa it is iso 9001 certified and i am waiting on the health minster of singapore to verifie t is registered thru them Its sold all o ver the world as a POC Rapid test The ones that i got i called CS INNOVATIONS and verified the lot number and exp date and in fact it was made by them they seem legit I took 2 of there test 3, 6 plus another antibody test at 6 weeks as well The cdcd has issued a new guide line for testing also called the window period maybe this will help ya
see below, My email is kbuddy77@yahoo.com Im Kevin

10. How long should I wait to test and what is the 'window period'?

We know approximately how long it may take a person to produce antibodies to HIV based on years of data, research and advancements in testing.

A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract HIV will show up positive between 4—6 weeks after infection.

To obtain a reliable test result, it is recommended that you wait at least six weeks after your last exposure. A tiny number of people may not test positive for three months. These are generally people with pre-existing immune disorders such as chemotherapy patients or recent organ transplant recipients who must take immune system-suppressing drugs. For this reason, many agencies will suggest a uniform three month test to cover everyone.

Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary.

Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing:

Time Accuracy

2 weeks…………………………50%

3 weeks…………………………75%

4 weeks…………………………95%

6 weeks…………………………99%

3 months…………………….100%


11. Why do some places say to wait 3 months, 6 months, etc. to test?
Science (even medical science) is not perfect, and cannot account for every situation a person may have going on with their bodies. For this reason, not everyone will have enough antibodies to test at the same time. Those with weak immune systems can take longer to develop HIV antibodies.

Many resources lump everyone together to give one recommendation (for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this is 3 months). Some places suggest longer window periods because the staff may not be eeucated with regard to updates in testing procedures. Still, others may use the longer window period as an effective scare tactic for behavior modification. Overall though, six months is far more than anyone needs to wait.

Ultimately, a person can only educate themselves by using resources like infectious disease medical professionals, state HIV hotlines, and local AIDS service prevention and education organizations to gather information and make the decisions that work for them. There are websites where questions can be asked and answered about HIV transmission, and that is the purpose of those sites. It's not the purpose of this one. This is a site for people affected by HIV to congregate and find support.

Please respect the purpose of this site, and those living with HIV who wish to find support here by not abusing this forum.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#5 Jun 15, 2012
also used ez trust wrote:
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Hey Kev i also used this test. one at 9 weeks and another at 13 weeks. both neg. i was also looking for info on the product. seems to be sold also in singapore.
read my last post about CS INNOVATIONS AND EZ TRUST on my message Home hiv kit bought in singapore theres some useful information there you may find useful regarding EZ TRUST

10. How long should I wait to test and what is the 'window period'?

We know approximately how long it may take a person to produce antibodies to HIV based on years of data, research and advancements in testing.

A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract HIV will show up positive between 4—6 weeks after infection.

To obtain a reliable test result, it is recommended that you wait at least six weeks after your last exposure. A tiny number of people may not test positive for three months. These are generally people with pre-existing immune disorders such as chemotherapy patients or recent organ transplant recipients who must take immune system-suppressing drugs. For this reason, many agencies will suggest a uniform three month test to cover everyone.

Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary.

Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing:

Time Accuracy

2 weeks…………………………50%

3 weeks…………………………75%

4 weeks…………………………95%

6 weeks…………………………99%

3 months…………………….100%


11. Why do some places say to wait 3 months, 6 months, etc. to test?
Science (even medical science) is not perfect, and cannot account for every situation a person may have going on with their bodies. For this reason, not everyone will have enough antibodies to test at the same time. Those with weak immune systems can take longer to develop HIV antibodies.

Many resources lump everyone together to give one recommendation (for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this is 3 months). Some places suggest longer window periods because the staff may not be eeucated with regard to updates in testing procedures. Still, others may use the longer window period as an effective scare tactic for behavior modification. Overall though, six months is far more than anyone needs to wait.

Ultimately, a person can only educate themselves by using resources like infectious disease medical professionals, state HIV hotlines, and local AIDS service prevention and education organizations to gather information and make the decisions that work for them. There are websites where questions can be asked and answered about HIV transmission, and that is the purpose of those sites. It's not the purpose of this one. This is a site for people affected by HIV to congregate and find support.

Please respect the purpose of this site, and those living with HIV who wish to find support here by not abusing this forum.
BBB

Singapore, Singapore

#13 Apr 28, 2014
I also used EZ Trust self test kit to test. It is from a reliable company u can google the company and it is legitimate.
Cynthia

Detroit, MI

#16 Jun 18, 2014
Is it still accurate after years of possible exposure
CindyMo

Absecon, NJ

#18 Nov 16, 2014
If you need HIV test kit in Singapore, just go to find http://www.drtanandpartners.com/hiv-test-kit/
Last time, I bought one and it's really useful for my family!

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