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after pep
Feb 2, 2012

Hello,

I would like to ask about my post pep hiv test result. I tested 6 weeks post pep and 10 weeks from event itself (condom failure during vaginal sex, brief exposure). The results for both antiboidies antigen were negative. How accurate are these results? Can I fully trust them? Thank you very much for help Best regards

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there Typically 4th generation tests (antibody and antigen combo tests) can be presumed to be accurate by 2-3 weeks post exposure. Certainly I would expect it to be accurate at 2 1/2 months. To be sure, you could get an HIV viral load test now. My guess is you are not infected and can breathe easier, your risk was not extremely high and you completed PEP.

Take care,

LHW



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