Jun 18, 2001
Ryan, Hi. Negative by home access at 19 weeks.exposure:giving and receiving oral sex(no ejaculation) and he inserted his penis part way in me(vaginally) and I stopped him when I realized he didn't have a condom on.He says he tested negative but have reason to question if he even tested. Is a test at 19 weeks conclusive enough or do I have to go further. The stress is killing me, I have seen my Doctor about this. She said I didn't need to test past 10 1/2 weeks. With the new elisa Most are picked up within a month and at least by 8weeks. Please respond.
Response from Mr. Kull
A Home Access test result is considered accurate by most standards at three months following exposure (approximately 12 weeks). Most people will have a detectable level of antibodies (by ELISA screening) about three weeks after infection.
For more information about the Home Access test, please read my response to "Home Test" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/Testing/Q15829.qna) and read through the articles on the "HIV Testing" page (http://www.thebody.com/testing.html).
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