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DUO HIV Test reliability 4 weeks after exposure?
Jan 1, 2007

I had proctected sex with a sex worker in a high risk country 7 9 days ago. The condom broke and i withdrew within 2-3 seconds.

I started PEP treatment after 52 hours (late i know). If I can access a DUO HIV test at 4 weeks how conculsive is this test? It seems very conculsive as by 4 weeks I should test +ve to either antigen (before sero-conversion) or antibody (after sero-conversion), is that correct?

THANKS!!!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

A negative DUO HIV test at four weeks is encouraging, but not conclusive. You would still need a negative ELISA at three months and six months, according to the post-PEP testing guidelines. (Check the archives for additional information about PEP and post-PEP HIV testing recommendations).

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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