Community Care Resources of FL (CCRSFL) is available to provide Rapid HIV Test to the Apopka, FL area. Apopka is located in Orange county which is approximately 32 minutes away from Altamonte Springs, FL. Apopka is a town that has the small town feel with many locally owned businesses. Apopka, FL, according to wikipedia.com, is a fast growing city in all directions. While in Apopka, one can enjoy Lake Apopka, visit Wekiwa Springs State Park, or ride a bike on West Orange Trail.
Rapid HIV Test
According to checkhimout.com, below is information about the the different types of HIV tests and how they detect the HIV/AIDS virus in your blood.
Rapid (Point of Care): detects antibodies – three to four weeks after infection, rapid result
Early (NAAT/RNA): detects virus seven to 14 days after infection, one-week result
Standard: detects antibodies three to four weeks after infection, one- week result
The Rapid HIV test is useful for routine testing and/or if you don’t want to wait several days for the results. The Rapid HIV test detects HIV antibodies in the blood. Most guys (about 90%) will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection. The Rapid HIV test gives you a result in a few minutes, eliminating the stress of waiting a week for results. The Rapid test uses a blood specimen taken by poking your finger with a lance and then drawing some of this blood into a fine plastic tube. The Rapid test is just as accurate as a Standard HIV test. If you test negative, then you do not require any further tests. If you are positive, then you will need a further blood test using a specimen that needs to be sent to a laboratory.
The Early HIV test is useful if you’ve had a recent risk incident (anal sex without a condom with someone whose status was different or unknown) or a known exposure to HIV. The Early test reduces the window period (the time you have to wait before getting tested) to only seven to 14 days. The test is performed on a blood specimen taken from your arm, just like a Standard test. The Early HIV test looks for the actual HIV virus, not antibodies produced in response to the virus. That means the test can detect if you are infected when you are still in the window period of an antibody test.
The Standard HIV test can be used for routine testing or when the Rapid HIV test is not available. The Standard HIV test detects HIV antibodies in the blood. As with the Rapid test, most guys (about 90%) will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection. The big difference is that it is done with blood drawn from a vein. The blood is sent to a lab and you will have to wait up to five days for the result. If it is negative, then you don’t require any further tests. If the result is positive, you will need another test to confirm.
How to get a Rapid HIV Test with Community Care Resources of FL
Our Rapid HIV Test is only 15 minutes and you can get tested today by booking an appointment with our office by calling 1 (877) 287-2520.