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Anonymous HIV Testing

Postby scaredponeez » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 10:32 pm

Out of curiosity, I am aware that there are a few anonymous testing sites in Singapore, but do they all only use those two crappy rapid tests? I had a look around and they're all using the old version of Oraquick(infamous for giving false positives or being generally useless), and the Determine HIV 1/2(ancient, this thing came out in the late 90's). I want to get a lab test, but it looks like none of them do that. Or is there a place that does anonymous lab tests?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 21 Nov 2011 6:10 am

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 21 Nov 2011 7:21 am



And of course ..

http://www.dsc-sexualhealth.com.sg/showpage.asp?id=3

A doctor friend who volunteers for AFA said they use Elisa II :)

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Postby scaredponeez » Mon, 21 Nov 2011 9:06 am

Thanks, although it seems all of those places use only rapid tests for their anonymous screening which is unfortunate. Elisa II is even worse, if anyone relies on that test it would mean they'll be testing out to a year before getting a definitive answer. The newer the test, the less time you have to wait for a conclusive test result. That's what sucks about testing in Singapore, all of the other medical services seem fairly new and modern, but their HIV testing facilities are the same as they were in the U.S. in the mid-90's. Guess I'll have to fly overseas for a definitive test on this... :(

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 21 Nov 2011 9:52 am

scaredponeez wrote:Thanks, although it seems all of those places use only rapid tests for their anonymous screening which is unfortunate. Elisa II is even worse, if anyone relies on that test it would mean they'll be testing out to a year before getting a definitive answer. The newer the test, the less time you have to wait for a conclusive test result. That's what sucks about testing in Singapore, all of the other medical services seem fairly new and modern, but their HIV testing facilities are the same as they were in the U.S. in the mid-90's. Guess I'll have to fly overseas for a definitive test on this... :(


And what exactly are you on ??

You want an OTC HIV test ?? :( :( or did I miss something ...

How about reading this first ??

http://www.hpb.gov.sg/sexualhealth/article.aspx?id=2250

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Postby snowqueen » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 7:07 pm

Did someone forget to put their wellies on at Orchard Towers?

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Postby scaredponeez » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 7:32 pm

Hahaha, well, not exactly. I just don't trust those paper rapid tests or that crappy Oraquick thing(I read that thing gives false positives like crazy, just what I need). Everywhere in Europe they do lab tests which are far more trustworthy. Was hoping to find a place here like that but I guess the MOH here doesn't really care. It's not like Singapore is in S.E. Asia or something...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 9:02 pm

From what I've been reading since your frantic, hysterical pleas, is that it would seem that your anecdotal (if even that) evidence is a lot different than empirical evidence would suggest. Fear does that.


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