Here is an excerpt from the AIM web site... Six months is for the antiquated ELISA test, not the PCRDNA that adult performers use. I am glad to be educating the masses.
Why does AIM use the PCRDNA test? What is it?
AIM uses this test because it is the best test for early detection of HIV and works as a stellar monitoring screening test for adult entertainment workers and the sexually active.
The standard test you would get in a doctor's office would be the ELISA test, which is a great test, but it has a window period of 6months because it tests only for the antibody which can take up to 6 months to mature in a young healthy person. Can you imagine how many people you can infect in 6 months if you are working in porn? A lot.
The PCR (polymearase chain reaction) test tests for the HIV inhibitor itself (the disease) and through an amplification process, HIV can be detected just after about 2 weeks (give or take a day or two). We screen the Adult Industry by this test every month. It has become the standard used in the adult entertainment industry in the USA and you can thank AIM for that.
We have successfully prevented the spread of HIV in porn for the last 4 years. An adult entertainment worker MUST BE TESTED EVERY 30 DAYS. Most producers will not hire you if you do not have a DNA test less than 30 days old. And believe me you do not want to work with anyone with an old test because they could be hiding HIV.
We also recommend STD testing and screening every 90 days.
What about False Positives?
AIM has done over 50,000 test over 5 years and we have had only 2 false positives and no false negatives. We also confirm each positive result by the standard Western Blot and RNA (viral load test).
How do I get a PCRDNA test by mail?
AIM has over 40 affiliates nation wide you can only get these affiliates by calling the office at (818) 981-5681 Monday through Friday from 10am-5:30pm and Sautrday from 1pm-5pm. Have a credit card number ready to pay a fee of $125.00 dollars. We will fax all the info to the affiliate lab or Doctor's office along with the Doctor's order (the PCRDNA test requires one) and a release that you will sign at the time of the draw. They will draw your blood and send your specimen overnight by Fed Ex to AIM. You will have your results in 2 to 3 days by phone and/or fax, a few days more via snail mail.
In the event that you are positive, AIM will make sure that you get the best disclosure counseling through our Affiliates and we will also make sure that your positive result is confirmed by the standard Western Blot test and RNA test (viral load.) These tests can eliminate any question and can also be helpful with a time frame when notifying partners.
Because we are a non-profit organization
we can find a free facility for counseling and meds in most all states. You can also call AIM for as much counseling as you need. The PCR/DNA for HIV is a state of the art test and you should praise yourself for getting tested because being aware is being part of the soulution!!!