Anonymous
I had an encounter with a CSW in May 2014. I went for a test at an accredited hospital at the close of 24 weeks, the method of testing was Eclia (4 th generation) I got the results on the same day itself it was non reactive at .28 cutoff value. Can I consider this test as conclusive. I am asking this as most of the people on this forum have taken multiple tests and I have only one test. Is my test reliable and fully conclusive.
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Anonymous
Hi There,
Thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question regarding HIV/ AIDS.

YES, you can consider your test results conclusive and you do not need another test. Let me explain why.

From what you told me, you had the 4th generation test done 24 weeks after your risky exposure. This test is considered to be conclusive at 6 weeks, however at AIDS Vancouver we follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) that find all test results conclusive 12 weeks (3 months or 86 days) after exposure. Because your test was done 24 weeks after risky exposure it is conclusive.

I appreciate your use of language when it comes to commercial sex workers, I would also like to mention that having intercourse with a commercial sex worker does not mean that you are at a higher risk then the average population. Everybody is at the same risk.

I trust that I have answered your question, if you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact us again or refer to our website at http://www.aidsvancouver.org

Sincerely,
Christina
AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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