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Is HIV test done 30 days post exposure conclusive?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: Hello Doc,
I had an one night stand (protected) on 12 October 2015, got myself tested today i.e. after 32 days. This report is Negative and the test type is Serology. What you think,is this result conclusive?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The 4th generation HIV test is conclusive for HIV 1 infection after 30 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. If your sexual intercourse is protected then the chance of HIV is almost nil.

2. The 4th generation HIV test is conclusive for HIV 1 infection after 30 days.

3. You should not worry if there was protected sex and condom break was not there.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (32 minutes later)
Hello Doc,

Thank you for your response.

Well, the condom worked perfectly, I just went through the test since the HIV status of the other person was unknown to me.

I have uploaded the report, it doesn't say anything about the Generation. Is it a 4th Gen. Test? If not could you please tell me some 4th Gen. test name and are they valid in 6th week??



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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please ask for detailed report and they will provide you

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. It is not written any where whether the test is third or fourth generation rapid test.

2. Please ask for detailed report and they will provide you.

3. Name of test is fourth generation HIV rapid test. It is available in most hospitals.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (11 hours later)
Hi Doc,

I called in to the lab and looks like they have no clue on the generation.
In the worst case, if we consider it as a 3 Gen, how conclusive you consider this result at 5th week???
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
HIV rapid third generation is to be done at 3 and 6 months

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. If they have third generation rapid HIV test then it is to be done at 3 months and again at 6 months. If negative after 6 months then it is conclusive. This is because the HIV antibodies can appear after 3 to 6 months.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (8 hours later)
Hello Doc,

I got my self tested again (CMIA method) at 34th day and it came as Nonreactive, attached the report.

What is you opinion, do I need any more test after 3 months?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This test has to be done at 3 and 6 months to screen HIV infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. The test is for HIV antibodies for HIV 1 and 2 virus. This has to be repeated after 3 and 6 months. Since you have done protected sexual intercourse therefore the chances of HIV is less.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is HIV test done 30 days post exposure conclusive?

Brief Answer: The 4th generation HIV test is conclusive for HIV 1 infection after 30 days Detailed Answer: Hi xxxxxxxxxxxx, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. If your sexual intercourse is protected then the chance of HIV is almost nil. 2. The 4th generation HIV test is conclusive for HIV 1 infection after 30 days. 3. You should not worry if there was protected sex and condom break was not there. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,