Jun 12, 2012
I took the rapid test and tested negative after 4 weeks, and again at 6 weeks exactly. My question is how accurate are the rapid tests at this time (6weeks)? I know its not 100% til 3 months. But ive read 6 weeks with the rapid test is around 95% accurate? And also most people who recently acquired hiv would test positive by the first month? Thanks for any insight.
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are most people show up positive on an antibody test by 28 days but to be sure having the test at 3 months is recommended.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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