Anonymous
Can vaccination for dog bites such as Rube vaccine for dog bites cause late seroconversion?Or have any effect on hiv testing?
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

Please note that all HIV testing is considered conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period. There are no vaccinations which will cause late sero-conversion. The only circumstances where an individual would need to delay getting tested in order to receive conclusive results are the following:

1.) if the individual is receiving chemotherapy
2.) if the individual is on, or has taken, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
3.) if the individual is taking medication for Hepatitis C.

At AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active individuals to get tested for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as part of their health routine. This can be in the form of testing every 3 months, bi-annually, annually or whatever suits their lifestyle.

I hope I have addressed all of your concerns, and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us again!

All the best,

Greg
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