Is Testing Quality Good and Will My Privacy be Protected?

Q: I am concerned with a possible recent exposure to HIV. I don’t want to go to my regular doctor for testing. If I choose to get tested with About My Health, can you tell me about your testing method, as far as the quality of the testing, as well as protecting my privacy?

O. Pallin

Phoenix, AZ

A: If you have been recently exposed to HIV, you do need to be tested. A lot of people don’t want to go to their primary physician for STD and HIV testing, especially if they have known them for a long time. Here at About My Health, our testing process is designed to protect your privacy. There are no questionnaires or physical exams – all of our testing is performed using a blood and/or urine sample.

If you have had a recent exposure, the HIV DNA PCR panel may be the best option for you. This is a highly advanced method of testing – one that we fully support. The test can provide conclusive results as early as 28 days after exposure. It is ideal for individuals who do not want to wait 12 weeks for a conclusive antibody test result. Our testing procedures are always performed to the highest standards. In other words, you are not getting a generic test with questionable results. Contact us today to arrange for testing as soon as possible so you can put your mind at ease.