Anonymous
Hello

I had 4 unprotected sex since 13 weeks with 2 unknown hiv status girls.
I had some of hiv signs .
I did 2 hiv antibodies test , the first one was after 9 weeks and negative then did another one after 13 weeks and negative too

is that enough or i need to do again ???

what is the rare cases that make antibodies need more 3 moths to appear ?

thank you so much
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions. We're happy to help!

Here in Canada, all tests are considered conclusive 3 months (12 weeks) after your most recent exposure. This means that the test you took at 13 weeks would be considered conclusive, as it was past the 12 week mark. Congratulations!

There are only 4 situations in which your window period would be affected. These are:

- If you are receiving antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C
- If you are receiving treatment for Cancer (chemotherapy)
- If you are receiving P.E.P. treatment for HIV
- If you have an immunodeficiency disorder. You would need to be diagnosed with this by a doctor. These are very serious and are most often diagnosed at birth.

If any of these apply to you, then you window period would be extended to 6 months. However, if these do not apply to you, then your test would be conclusive, and there would be no need for further testing.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer


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