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Suggest treatment for rashes on neck

I had a questionable encounter with an individual about a year ago. I took a rapid test at a local clinic about 1 month ago, I have since developed a rash on my neck. As such, my question is 2 fold. How accurate are the rapid antibody tests, and can they be read incorrectly?
Fri, 27 Mar 2020
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Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

The Rapid test detects HIV antibodies in the blood.

Most people will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection.

The Rapid test is just as accurate as a Standard HIV test.
If you test negative, then you do not require any further tests.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for rashes on neck

Hello, I read carefully your query and understand your concern. The Rapid test detects HIV antibodies in the blood. Most people will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection. The Rapid test is just as accurate as a Standard HIV test. If you test negative, then you do not require any further tests. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again. Kind regards! Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician