The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

hi guys!!

Jan 9, 2013

Hey guys, I'm a little stressed Because I've taken some antibody HIV test in laboratory, both have proved negative.

the first antibody test i took it at 9 weeks after exposure and second antibody test for HIV type 1/2 in the same laboratory take it at 88 days, I know I was supose to wait 90 days, but 1)does it makes a big difference 5-6 days to complete the 90?

My country is not very good in the area of health is an HIV test reliable in my country, these being taken at two different clinics?

mostly blood is taken today and the result is given to you the next day, everyone talks about the ELISA test but i dont know if in my country it is available (dominican republic) whatever the method that my country is using detect antibody hiv is it reliable at 88 days?

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there Yes, I would say the test would be very reliable at 88 days. Take care, LHW

6 month test

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint