Anonymous
Hello ,and im so so sorry to disturbing you again , i tested again after 16.5 weeks and my result back negative .but here in albania the guideline to testing for hiv is 6 months , .... i tested in general six time in 6-8-10-12 weeks ,after 3 montsh and now after close to 4 months ... do you think im really negative ? can i move on in my life again ??? the test is rapid hiv 1/2 but i dont know what generation is it ... thank you and god bless you
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions!

Here in Canada, all HIV tests are considered conclusive 3 months (12 weeks) after your most recent exposure. That means that any test taken at 12 weeks or later, under Canadian guidelines, would be considered conclusive. However, there are four situations in which your HIV test window period may be affected: they would extend your window period to 6 months after your most recent exposure. They are:

1) If you are receiving antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C

2) If you are receiving treatment for Cancer (Chemotherapy)

3) If you are on P.E.P. treatment for HIV

4) Other immunodeficiency diseases. These are very serious and are most often diagnosed at birth.

If these four situations do not apply to you, then under Canadian guidelines, your test would be considered conclusive at 3 months.

I hope I have answered your questions, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

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Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

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