It all depends, some of the scenario i have seen where they had multiple contact with the hiv +ve partners but yet they are still in the -ve state. 80 days should be sufficient. If you are still worried wait for another 80 days and take another test, if it confirms that is -ve then you should not be worried and move on with your life. good luck
Dear Si. it needs at least 3- 6 month time after the exposure which is called the window period for HIV anti bodies to be detected.
HIV virus are often detected by a screening test called an ELISA. The ELISA test is repeated if positive. The ELISA method is very sensitive but requires another test, a Western Blot, to confirm the results because false positives can occur. These tests can be done on blood, urine or oral sample in a doctor’s office or a local clinic.
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