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A 30-year-old female asked:

8 week hiv blood test at drs then 13 week hiv rapid finger prick test at testing centre. both negative. can i believe i am hiv free?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
HIV Testing: Yes. You are most likely HIV negative. But given the fact you are using older HIV antibody testing you should repeat the test in three months for 100% validity.
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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Not For 6 Months: You need to be tested again at 6 months. Use a condom!
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