|Anxiety * 100
Aug 11, 2012
Hello. Thanks for all of your hard work. If you would please help put my mind at ease. I had unprotected sex (vaginal and oral, anal was attempted, but not a success) on May 3rd. I received a rapid test at 56 days and another at 91 days; both test were negative. Do I need to test at 6 months? Are the rapid test just as accurate as testing the conventional way? Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
| 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 you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again.
The rapid test is just as accurate and so no you do not need to be tested again at 6 months.
Be well and stay safe! Shannon
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