is a rapid test for hiv is conclusive after 3 months
Oct 31, 2013
hello dr, i am from india.i had unprotected vaginal sex with my last 4 girlfriends for many times before 1 year.now i am got married with my wife.and she was pregnant.i had tested for hiv many times.the all tests are negative.for pregnancy me and my wife recently tested for hiv.the result is negative for both.can we suggest any worry for hiv in our future.if we have are living only our relationship.plz dr help me.i am really living with woory and anxitites.
Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there The sensitivity of HIV testing has improved greatly over the past few years. Current antibody tests can pick up HIV infection earlier than prior tests and by 90 days practically all (97%) infections are detected by antibody testing alone the remainder turn positive by 180 days. Therefore, a negative HIV antibody test after 90 days means that infection was highly unlikely and a test that is negative at 180 days or beyond is considered conclusive for the absence of HIV infection. Take care, LHW
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