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    Is HIV rapid test done 4 months post exposure conclusive?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in HIV and AIDS
Question: I want
to know if an negative hiv rapid blood test at 4 months is conclusive ?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is conclusive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! I have been through your question.

Regarding your concern, you should know that HIV rapid blood test after 4 months of risky exposure is likely to be conclusive.

So, based on your negative result you shouldn't worry because you are free of HIV.

I hope my answer helps you. Feel free to ask further.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 hours later
I have been told doctor that at 3 months are conclusive, I have it at 4 months mark and almost at 5 months all negTive
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are free of HIV.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you writing back.
I am sorry for my late response.

Usually, according the guidelines a negative result of HIV test after 3 months of risky exposure is conclusive.
So, based on your history , having a negative result of HIV rapid test after 4 months or almost 5 months of risky exposure, I emphasize again that you shouldn't worry because this is conclusive.
Definitely you are free of HIV.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 2 days later
ok doctor is there any reason to believe after 16 negative rapid blood test at 4 months and 20 days, taking an Elisa test would be any diferent ?
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are free of HIV.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you writing back.

Based on your data I think that is not necessary to do an Elisa test after 16 negative results of rapid HIV tests after 4 months and 20 days. There wouldn't be any difference.
Please don't worry you are free of HIV.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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