Anonymous
Dear Sir

i have an risky exposure with an lady around 9 and half months before.

I have an gone through a couple of test in this ten months like (ELISA,ELFA,CMIA) all test came.And also i go through hepatitis b and VDRL also that result come negative.

Please let me know shall i consider this result as conclusive or any other further test like western Blot test is required to confirm the presence of HIV in body
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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 original exposure. This means that if you took any of the tests you mentioned 12 weeks of more after your exposure, they would be considered conclusive.

However, there are only 4 situations that can affect your window period. They 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 been diagnosed with an immunodeficiency disorder. These are very serious and are most often diagnosed at birth.

If any of these 4 situations apply to you, then your window period would get extended to 6 months. If not, then your window period would still be 3 months after your exposure.

I hope I was able to answer your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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