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A 37-year-old female asked:

Hi doctor i just have question 14 weeks from elisa test antibody hiv-1and hiv2 was negative is that conclusive and i tested also oraquick came up negative as well. do i need further testing?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Both are conclusive: Since the ELISA included HIV2 as well as HIV1, it is a "third generation" antibody test. Those tests are virtually 100% conclusive by 6-8 weeks after exposure. (No need to wait 3 months; that's old news.) The Oraquick oral fluids test is conclusive by 3 months. Therefore, your tests are definitive and prove you don't have HIV, assuming no more recent exposures. You don't need any more tests.
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