Anonymous
i have question regarding the test.

1) if i have received Hepatitis B vaccination to build an immune when i was young. does this affect the result of anti-hiv test. (my test result is negative after a year of latest exposure)

2)if my test is negative after 1 year of latest exposure. and i have not had sex or share needles with anyone after that. is it neccessary for me to get test again? or is there a chance that my test result will change? is it possible that the window period can prolong for many years?

thank you so much for your advice.
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for your question. No, your Hepatitis B vaccination will not affect HIV testing. Testing performed 3 months after exposure is conclusive so your testing done a year after exposure is also conclusive. The window period is 4 weeks to 3 months. You do not need further testing. You can trust your result.

I hope that you will be able to move forward in trusting your test result.

In Health,

Marnelle

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