|10 weeks conclusive? will donate!
Dec 31, 2010
I have only made one risky mistake in my life. I had unprotected anal sex once. I got tester for hiv at my doctors office 10 to 12 weeks later for sure. Whether it was 10 or 12 i still struggle with; this is why i worry. Can I woo hoo after a negative test result after this amount of time? thank you so much.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The vast majority of HIV-infected folks will develop detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood within four to six weeks after contracting the virus. However, the current guidelines state that HIV antibodies taken before the three-month mark are not considered definitive or conclusive. Certainly a negative 10-week test would be considered very encouraging. A negative 12-week test would be conclusive.
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