Anonymous
Please, could you tell me can I consider conclusive the results (HIV negative) of rapid test (test that I took almost 10 weeks after the last exposure).
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I understand you are worried about your recent test results, and I will be more than glad to address your concerns and hopefully alleviate your stress.

A rapid test is considered conclusive after 12 weeks post-exposure. However, keep in mind that most people that have acquired HIV usually test positive as early as 3 to 4 weeks, and the window period has been stretched to 12 weeks just to be safe. Therefore your test at 10 weeks is a very strong indication that your HIV status is negative. If you like your test to be considered conclusive, you can go for another test after 12 weeks, which should most likely come back negative as well.

Sincerely,

Ali

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