Anonymous
I experienced the worst days of my life especially that I am here far from my famile, living alone. I am just worried about the test i have done 87 and 94 days post exposure. Should I move on and forget all the things that happened and rule out hiv?

I had different tests undertaken that includes.
3 weeks - rapid 4th gen ag/ab
5 weeks - rapid 4th gen ag/ab
7 weeks - rapid 4th gen ag/ab
8 weeks and 4 days - lab test ( New Zealand Aids Foundation )
87 days - rapid 4th gen ag/ab
94 days - rapid 4th gen ag/ab

SHOULD I MOVE NOW? AND FOCUS ON MY LIFE? SHOULD I DOUBT my tests?
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter and the accuracy of some tests you've had since then. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Here is a bit of information on the RAPID test you've had:


You'll see in the chart that this test is considered conclusive, meaning the results should be taken as accurate, 3 months (90 days) post exposure. So the tests you had prior to that were pretty good indicators of your status, but are not considered conclusive. The test you had at 94 days, however, is considered conclusive, so the results should be taken as accurate. You do not require further testing at this time.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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Rapid or “Point-of-Care” Blood or oral swab test that looks for antibodies. Up to 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks post exposure. Most people develop detectable antibodies in 21-25 days. Two forms of rapid test available: finger prick blood sample or oral swab. Oral swab test is most common in the U.S. but in Canada it is not approved and blood collection is more likely. Many places in the U.S. and abroad may charge a fee for rapid testing. Conclusive at 3 months post exposure. |