Anonymous
after 6 month doing sex , i have done rapid test is negative, should i go further test
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter and the accuracy of a test you've had since then. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Here is a bit more information on the RAPID test you've had:

You'll see in the chart that this test is considered conclusive, meaning the results are taken as accurate, 3 months post exposure. So your test at 6 months accurately indicates your present status, and you do not require further testing.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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Test Name Method Window Period Conditions
Rapid or “Point-of-Care” Blood or oral swab test that looks for antibodies. Up to 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks post exposure. Most people develop detectable antibodies in 21-25 days. Two forms of rapid test available: finger prick blood sample or oral swab. Oral swab test is most common in the U.S. but in Canada it is not approved and blood collection is more likely. Many places in the U.S. and abroad may charge a fee for rapid testing. Conclusive at 3 months post exposure. |