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May 5, 2014

Hello Shannon. I had a possible exposure in early 2012. I recently took two oraquick tests. Both came back with negative, just control line at C. Is this 100%? Any chance of two false negatives? Not getting enough fluid from my gums? Etc? If I understand correctly if the test doesn't see the right type or ammount of fluid it wouldn't get a line at C not sure if I have this right though. Thank you!!

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. The home test are just as accurate. So getting the C line and no other line is great news and you are HIV free.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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