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****possible blood exposure...please answer****

Jun 21, 2012

I had a blood exposure to a possible wound on my hand. I had the following tests:

NAT for HIV and HCV and antibody test for HIV, HCV and HBV at 9 weeks-

Antibody testing for HIV, HCV and HBV at 13 weeks-

NAT for HIV, HCV and HBV and antibody testing for all three at 17 weeks.

All tests were negative or non-reactive.

Are these tests accurate and conclusive, or do I still need to test out to 6-12 months to be certain? Please advise. Thank you!

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- In my experience these tests would be considered accurate at 3 months (12 weeks) so at 17 weeks I would say you are truly negative. Take care,


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