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How Accurate are Blood Tests

May 14, 2012

Hi I go a negative blood test, at 4 months, but I keep on worrying about it. Are these accurate? I can.t stop thinking about it. Do I need future testing? All this anxiety is making it hard to sleep! Some of you guys here say 3 months is enough, but some say I have to wait for 6 months. Somebody please help me!!!!


Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there The standard for HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. Take care, LHW

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