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How Reliable Is 8 Week Hiv Test Result

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antibody test results reliable 5 weeks post exposure?

Hi Doctor.I was in an unfortunate and unforgettable situation on March 2nd. Last Tuesday I went to the clinic and took an antibody rapid test. It came back negative. On my calendar I counted 5 weeks post exposure (37 days to be exact). Can I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No, 5 weeks is too soon to say that this one exposure did not lead to HIV transmission. A test at a minimum of 12 weeks is needed for the result would be considered evidence that you were not infected. An RNA test that was negative now would be... Read more »

Are my results reliable? (MARIJUANA AND HIV TESTING 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that this is a question that never dies, but I just got my 9 week antibody test... Read more »

reliability of hiv rapid test at 29 weeks

i had sex with the csw sometime ago. it was protected all the way. but few days later i got very... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Economists Helping to Deliver Reliable Data About What Development Aid Works

"[F]inally, we're getting some reliable data suggesting how to" help people in developing countries because of economists, who "provide answers that are rigorously field-tested, akin to the way drugs are tested in randomized controlled trials,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital Asks FDA to Examine Testing Equipment After Possible Incorrect HIV, Hepatitis Test Results

Maryland General Hospital officials have said that they will ask FDA to investigate the reliability of the hospital's blood testing equipment after reports that the hospital may have released hundreds of incorrect HIV and hepatitis test results,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

People With Access to Rapid HIV Tests More Likely to Get Tested, Collect Results, Study Says

People with access to rapid HIV tests are more likely to get tested and collect their results than people with access to traditional testing, according to a study presented this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the XVI... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Motorbikes Speed Up HIV Test Results in Malawi

This article was reported by Impatient Optimists . The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists reported that because Malawi has no nationally organized method of delivering laboratory samples, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric... Read more »
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8 Week Result - How Reliable

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Alright, I used Medical Screening Services at to get a next day ELISA antibody test. They sent me to a Quest Lab to draw my blood. I went yesterday which is was exactly 58 days after my unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »

Reliability of 10 week test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I am in Canada. I had one time unprotected receptive oral sex exposure without any ejaculation. I got tested at 10 weeks after exposure. I am not quite sure, what generation they are using for testing. My test was NEGATIVE. I past 13 weeks... Read more »

Reliability of result at 4 1/2 weeks??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I will be testing with an Oraquick Advance later this week. That will put me about 4.5 weeks past exposure....

Does anyone know that the percentage is of accurate results at this time?? Read more »


Posted by GreatEscape, 1 Reply
Got myself tested 4 weeks after my last "possible" exposure (oral receptive for about two minutes, no ejaculation, presence precum unknown, insertive partner's status unknown) via SD BIOLINE HIV 1/2 RAPID TEST. Results came out negative.

At the 7th /... Read more »