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4 months test

May 13, 2014

I did hiv combo test many times in different lab as following.. 3 weeks. Neg. 4 6weeks .neg. 8 weeks . Neg. 10weeks.neg. 11.6 weeks. Neg. 14 weeks neg. 18 weeks neg but index is=0.47 and cut off 1. Is there any chance that I have false hiv test results or the virus hidden or not detectable, should I continue testing...I am very scared ..

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. Having your test at 18 weeks come back negative and as long as there have been no other exposures during this time you can consider the test conclusive.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

How accurate is 6 months window period and assurance that the result with out sex after six month exposure is truly NEGATIVE?
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