Anonymous
I recently took my five month test (19 weeks and 3 days blood test elisa I believe )the test was neg. Is this test conclusive or do I need to go on for my six month test? I had a 3 month test via oraquick mouth swab it was also negative.
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for your question about testing. Testing with 3rd and 4th generation tests is considered conclusive at 12 weeks after exposure, so your testing at 19 weeks would also be considered conclusive.

The only exceptions to this would be if you had been receiving PEP treatment (Post Exposure Prophylaxis), then your window period would count forward 3 months from the date you completed PEP. The other exceptions requiring testing at 6 months are for people receiving anti-viral treatment fro Hepatitis C, chemotherapy, or have other immunodeficiency conditions. If you have none of those, testing at 12 weeks is sufficient and you can trust that result.

If you have more HIV related questions in the future, please contact the Helpline again.

In Health,

Marnelle

Helpline Volunteer
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