****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:
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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