Feb 2, 2012
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.
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