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is a 2 month test accurate
Apr 14, 2003

I had a low risk encounter, a prostitute performed oral sex on me. i had some symptoms the following day that lasted for a week. I got tested at exactly 2 months it came back negative. Is thi an accurate result or do i need to wait one more month?

Response from Mr. Kull

An antibody test is only considered accurate after three months have elapsed. It is likely that a person would develop a detectable level antibodies after one month of infection, but it is not a guarantee.

Testing before three months is not necessary in your case. In fact, getting tested at all is debatable. There is no evidence that people get infected through receiving oral sex, so antibody testing in your case would just be a precaution.

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