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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
User :   doctor?
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
Doctor :  
In fact you can repeat the ELISA till 6 months after the encounter
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
It is but the HIv antigen can convert into an antibody till 6 months
Doctor :  
and the tests only check for antibody

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