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HELLO I AM 35 YEAR OLD MAN FROM INDIAI HAD PHYSICAL RELATION WITH A GIRL FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS. THE LAST ENCOUNTER WAS ON 18/07/15 I AM MENATLLY DISTURBED & THINKING ABOUT HIV INFECTION. I HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR HIV ANTOBODIES TESTS FIRST ON 26/07/15 SECOND ON 09/10/15 & THIRD ON 14/11/15 FOURTH ON 20/11/2015 LAST ON 13/01/2016, (FOUR MONTH MARK & APPROX. 6 MONTH ,MARK) ALL THE TIME THE RESULT IS NON REACTIVE. ALL TETS ARE PERFORMED IN REPUTED GOVT. HOSPITAL. CAN A PERSON TAKE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS TIME TO DETECT HIV ANTI BODIES.SHOULD I NEED FURTHER TESTING OR ANOTHER TYPE OF TEST OR ITS OK.
I AM VERY DISTURBED FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS. KINDLY HELP ME OUT IN THIS MATTER.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It sounds like you are concerned about the reliability of your HIV tests.

First off, it's great that you went out and got tested. From what you have told me, you have had some sort of physical relation with a female for the past 3 years, and you have taken HIV tests all the way until approximately the 6 month mark. Official HIV testing guidelines stated by the CDC state that testing at 12 weeks generate completely conclusive results. Thus, unless you were to put yourself in a position where you are at risk of exposure, then your test results will continue to come out as non-reactive.

A lot of people are concerned that it could take more than six months to detect HIV Antibodies. However, there are only 4 situations where your HIV test window period may be affected. They are:

1) Antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C

2) Treatment for Cancer (Chemotherapy)

3) P.E.P. treatment for HIV

4) Other immunodeficiency diseases

For more information on HIV testing you can visit [Avert HIV Testing ](http://www.avert.org/hiv-testing).

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Chris, Volunteer

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