Anonymous
After possible exposure, RNA and ab/ag combo  - negative at 14 days. Insti test - negative after 84 days. And Alere determine - negative at 100 days post exposure. What’s the chances these test are not conclusive? Still worried
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking whether your negative test results can be considered conclusive.

HIV tests are very accurate. For example, rapid tests such as INSTI and Alere Determine are used to detect HIV antibodies, with the majority of individuals showing detectable antibodies between 26-50 days post-exposure (1). Given that you've tested beyond the suggested window period and have received multiple negative results, your tests can be considered conclusive and should be interpreted as negative. 

Recommendation: No additional testing necessary. 

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley

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