Anonymous
hello Sir,
I took an HIV rapid combo antibody test after 54 days and it came out negative. But I heard that it is not conclusive until 3 months after. Please tell me how much of a chance I have of testing HIV negative after 3 months.
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question.

It sounds like you are unsure about the results of your test.

The HIV rapid test is considered by the Canadian government to be conclusive at 3 months after infection. But it is important to note that most people develop enough antibodies to detect with the test within 21-25 days. And within 4-6 weeks after possible exposure 95% of infections are detectable with the test. It is very unlikely that your results will change from negative at 3 months after. However, it is a good idea to follow through with another test at 3 months in just to make sure and to ease your mind.

If you would like some more information about the rapid test you can check out this link: . As well, if you would like any more information about HIV you can go to our website at: .

I hope that I answered your question and please feel free to post again if you have any more!

Best,

Sabina

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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