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Posted by: worried | 2009/01/28

hiv test

did a hiv 4th generation test at 3 months result negative, did a rapid test 2 months later also negative, it is now 5 months after possible exposure can I take the result as conclusive.

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Dear Worried
Do another blood test ( Elisa and Western blot) at 6 months - if negative you are probably safe. Rapid tests are not always very sensitive. It is more used for screening.
Dr Bets

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