Anonymous
4 months ago I had unprotected sex and blood might be present as she was at the end of her menstruation cycle.

At 10 weeks and 14 weeks I had a 4th generation Roche combi PT test which came back negative. However today (16th week) my HCV Tridot antibody test came negative but HCV PCR RNA is positive, both taken same time. I am really worried that my HIV tests were false negative due to delayed seroconversion.

Please help with my situation.
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Anonymous
Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline,

It sounds like you are distressed about your test results being negative. You have a great question and took great ownership for your health by getting tested.

It is best to talk to your medical professional for questions regarding the HCV test results. It is important here for you to know the window periods for the HCV tests. I can give you information about HIV testing.

For 4th Generation Combo test, results are most conclusive (99.6% accurate) after 12 weeks of possible exposure.
And for the NAAT PCR RNA test for HIV, the results are conclusive 12 weeks after possible exposure (99.6% accurate).
If you feel like your results are not consistent, we suggest getting retested.

For your situation I think that you should partner up with your doctor to talk about your test results. If you have any more questions about HIV testing feel free to visit our website. Also if you live in the BC area and have questions, you can call our helpline.

I hope I was able to bring some comfort to you, and provide you with more information about your test results!

Jasmine (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm (PST)

604-253-0566 Ext. 299

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