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Sep 4, 2007
Doc, I am writing you from Turkey. Shortly; Only an insertive anal sex only 3 or 4 minutes. No blood. I am circumsied. Then; 22 days: vidas hiv duo test: negative 28 days: combi test: negative 6 weeks: ag/ab negative 6 weeks: elisa: negative Should I wait more 6 weeks? Secondly, my last elisa test result was 0,54. Not close to 1 but also not close to 0. Should I take western blot?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hi Turkey Guy,
1. HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive. Your negative tests up to six weeks are very encouraging, but not conclusive.
2. Any value below the cutoff on your test assay is negative. Negative is negative, no matter how far below or close to the cutoff your value happens to fall, OK?
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