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Why exactly is 3 months conclusive now?

Apr 24, 2012

Hi Shannon,

In a previous question you said that the new accuracy and testing make 3 months conclusive. I thought it was our bodies that take time to make antibodies to hiv..? Like I said, I was 16 months negative. Should I get tested again in 2 months, or should I be worry free?

Thanks! You guys mean a lot to me.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV testing is picking up your body's building antibodies against HIV. Everyone develops these antibodies at a different rate and 97% of the population will develop these by 3 months and 100% at 6 months. If you tested negative at 16 months and there were no other exposures during this time then you are negative.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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