Anonymous
hello sir I am from India my unprotected exposure was on March 2013 after that I did hiv1&2 antibody test by tridot method on April may June July August September and October all came negative and again I did on December by immunochromatography method that also came negative at last I did hiv Western blot test on August 2014 came back negative and I did hepatitisA and hepatitis C that also came negative is all my test are conclusive or I should go for further testing and pls tel me about western blot is accurate test or I should go for further testing pls help me
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline regarding HIV/AIDS related information.

From reading your results and comparing them to the time frame of the testing, your results are considered conclusive. However, these results are only conclusive if there has been no high risk activity during this time frame.

The Western Blot test is an immunoblot test which detects HIV antibodies directed against specific HIV proteins. Interpreted according to Canadian consensus guidelines. The window period is 4-6 weeks, may take up to 8 weeks for a postive result. It is the standard test protocol, as a confirmatory test. Considered to be the gold standard for confirmation of an HIV infection. It is the standard confirmatory testing practice in Canada. We follow WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines where testing is considered conclusive at the 84 day or 3 month mark.

I trust that I have addressed all of your concerns, should you need further information, feel free to contact us again.

In health,

Harman

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer



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