|Conclusive or not?
May 26, 2012
Shannon please help me,
I asked my teen clinic doctor, regular doctor, and Infectious Disease doctor about the window period. They all said 6 months.
I tested negative at 4 months, and you said that was enough. I know the CDC says that 97 percent test conclusively at 3 months, but what about the other 3 percent? Are you sure my test is conclusive?
Some of you guys say that the 3 percent are people that have abused drugs, been treated for cancer, or have a Hepatitis Co-Infection.
I'm really confused. Can you ask around to see what they know? Thank you very very much.
| Response from Ms. Southall
HI The guidelines clearly state that initial testing should happen at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you.
The sensitivity of testing has gotten increasingly better, which is why we can say 3 months now.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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