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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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