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Aug 6, 2012

I tested negative for HEP and HIV 132 days post-exposure via blood test and then tested negative for HIV using rapid test 150 days after exposure. I cannot get the thought out of my mind that I am a late seroconverter or that I was coinfected and thats why it is not showing up. The risk was a needle sharing incident. Can I consider my results conclusive or woukd you advise further testing?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Regardless of whether you were exposed to HIV or not...HCV antibodies usually show up by 3 months...Occasionally they can be as late as 150 days.

If you would feel less stressed, you can get tested again, but it will likely be negative as well.

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