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how accurate is an hiv test at 45 days after exposure

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: The test is sensitive in detecting antibodies to HIV. However, some people may not make antibodies for up to a year after infection. If you are concer ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV Testing: Routine antibody testing for HIV can take three to six months to be fully discernible with testing. If there is a high risk exposure or chance you ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
No: Many HIV specialists consider this test conclusive at 6 weeks. I hope this helps. Do you still have more questions or concern about this issue ? To sc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing is 100%: "old-school" reccs re-test at 3-6-12 months to be "sure" negative is negative. This is evolving to recheck at 6 months. If cannot stand the wait, 3 mo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
HIV: Typical testing regimen is at 1 month (more than 28 days) and 6 months. If either is positive, you will be offered medications that reduce the viral l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If positive it would need to be confirmed. If negative, it does not rule out HIV as it can take as long as one year for the test to become positive af ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Assuming you're talking about the antibody test, that's plenty of time for the test to become positive. It is very rare to remain negative after 90 da ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Very: The sensitivity and specificity of the tri-dot test were 99.48% and 99.99%.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: Nope; both tests were done too soon to rule out HIV infection.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very: I'd trust it. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I hope everything goes well.
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