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Is Negative HIV Test Result 10 Weeks After Exposure Conclusive?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I had a potential hiv exposure on July 1st and tested negative on September 12. Is that enough time for a definitive result or do I need to be tested again?
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Answered by Dr. Sunil Jangid (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is highly reliable and conclusive.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Welcome to HCM.

You had potential exposure on 1st July and tested negative after 10 weeks then the result is highly reliable and conclusive but still as per routine guidelines you need to get tested after 12 weeks to get 100% conclusive result because the window for HIV infection varies from 15 days to 3 months.

Thank You
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Dr. Sunil Jangid

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Is Negative HIV Test Result 10 Weeks After Exposure Conclusive?

Brief Answer: It is highly reliable and conclusive. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Welcome to HCM. You had potential exposure on 1st July and tested negative after 10 weeks then the result is highly reliable and conclusive but still as per routine guidelines you need to get tested after 12 weeks to get 100% conclusive result because the window for HIV infection varies from 15 days to 3 months. Thank You