Anonymous
Hello,

I was at military basic training, and I had received oral and vaginal intercourse by a female I met online. 2 weeks later I developed sores on my genitals, swollen glands in my groin, and flu-like symptoms which all went away after a week. I tested positive for the Herpes virus, and since then taken an Oraquick HIV test weeks 6, 8, and 11, and they all came back negative. I know 12 weeks is conclusive, and one usually produces the antibodies around week 6 so can I consider my tests conclusive, or do I need further testing? I just can't get that "maybe it's a false-negative" feeling out of my head.
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Anonymous
Hi,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I hope I can answer your questions.

First off it is great that you are so well informed. The Oraquick or Rapid HIV test is taken 4 weeks to 3 months (although 95% are detectable within 4-6 weeks). Most people develop detectable antibodies in 21-25 days. The World Health Organization considers all test results conclusive at 12 weeks. If you want a conclusive result you can take the test at the 12 week mark. This test would be conclusive and may help in getting the "false-negative feeling" out of your head.

For further information you can check out our website [www.aidsvancouver.org](www.aidsvancouver.org) or give us a phone call at (604)-696-4666.

Best Wishes,

Renee

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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