Anonymous
Hi
I had received oral sex on 29 march 2015 , while in that situation there is no blood present and later I was scared about this situation and went for testing 52 days later the exposure means like 7.14 weeks , I went for testing and I got non reactive .
1. So for this testing 7.14 weeks or 52 days results is how accurate ?
2. And the test is rapid test which contains hiv-1 and hiv-2 tests.non reactive is conclusive?
3. Do I need testing again? And how much accurate is my result? Please give me an answer..
I will be very thankful to you..
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Anonymous
Thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver. It sounds like you still have some uncertainty about whether your tests were conclusive, and I hope the general information I provide below will help clarify your situation.

Questions 1 Rapid HIV tests are very accurate after four weeks and get increasingly accurate as additional time passes from the time of possible exposure. However, according to the World Health Organization's protocols, HIV tests are not considered conclusive unless taken 12 weeks or more after the possible exposure. Here is some [additional information](http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html) about HIV testing from the US Center for Disease Control .

Questions 2: "Non-reactive" is the result of your test. "Conclusive" is a measure of the accuracy of that result. In other words, if a test is not conclusive, it means that there is some chance the result is not accurate.

Question 3: While your test result is a good indication that you did not acquire HIV due to that sexual encounter, you would need to take a new test to get a conclusive result.

Slightly more than twelve weeks have passed since March 29, 2015, so the results from any new test would generally be conclusive for that exposure.

I do want to note that receiving oral sex is considered to be a NEGLIGIBLE RISK activity, which means that despite an exchange of bodily fluids there has never been a confirmed report of someone acquiring HIV this way. So further testing for that exposure may not be required.

All that said, we do recommend all sexually active people get regularly tested for STIs including HIV as a way of promoting sexual health.

I hope the context I have given you has helped you better understand your situation. If you have further questions, you can call us at the number below for immediate assistance with general inquiries.

Yours in health,

Matt, Volunteer
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (PST)
604-253-0566 ex. 299
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