Jan 29, 2010
i just exposed to riskfull event...after a longtime of period which i was feeling of many symptoms and signs related to hiv infection i checked my self with rapid test well beyond the widow period around 12 months after exposure and it was negative............is that conclussive to not having hiv?
Response from Dr. McGowan
Yes, testing negative 1 year after exposure is all you need. The rapid tests are very sensitive, which means if done correctly they should pick up a positive. Go forth and do not worry about that episode, but stay safe.
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