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User : hi
Doctor : Hi
How can I help you?
User : hi...
User : I just want to ask
User : I had a sexual encounter last week of may of last year
User : i had an hiv test 1st week of sept
User : of the same year
User : tive
the result says non reac
User : the result say non reactive
User : is it fine to say that i am truly hiv negative?
User : doctor?
ELISA is 99% sensitive in proving a person to HIV positive
User : what's ELISA?
Doctor : Test for HIV antibodies
User : ok
User : and the period between the HIV test and the encounter
User : is enough?
User : last week of may - sexual encounter
In fact you can repeat the ELISA till 6 months after the encounter
so till Nov end
Doctor : It is good if you can re test after one more week
User : but with the present results... can i say that i am completely negative?
It is but the HIv antigen can convert into an antibody till 6 months
and the tests only check for antibody
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