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How accurate is a home HIV test that you get results in five minutes is that considered accurate and conclusive after 4 1/2 weeks?

How accurate is a home HIV test that you get results in five minutes is that considered accurate and conclusive after 4 1/2 weeks?

HIV oral fluids test: HIV oral fluids test is not quite conclusive at 4.5 weeks, probably about 90% reliable. Most current (3rd generation) HIV blood tests, including the rapid ones, are conclusive by 6-8 wk after exposure, 4th gen at 4 wk. Previous advice about waiting 3 months is pretty much outmoded. However, the oral fluids test sometimes takes longer. It's the one test that probably is not conclusive until 3 months. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Is HIV duo test conclusive after 4 month negative?

Is HIV duo test conclusive after 4 month negative?

HIV: This test measures p24 antigen and HIV antibodies and if negative 4 mos after exposure has an inordinately high likelihood that you are negative and will remain so if you do not have further exposures. Some might advise being retested at 6 mos, but doubt this is necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello!is HIV duo test conclusive at 6 weeks?thank you!

Hello!is HIV duo test conclusive at 6 weeks?thank you!

Yes: The duo test is conclusive, for all practical purposes, any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. ...Read more

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I had a hiv duo test at 5 months negative is this conclusive?

I had a hiv duo test at 5 months negative is this conclusive?

Yes: Such a test's result is conclusive even before 5 months. A person can then follow routine testing schedules after that, which means if a person is having sex with several people each year, she can tell her primary care doctor about her activities each year at her routine check-ups, and ask her primary care doctor for annual "STD and HIV screening" once per year. ...Read more

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How conclusive is a negative 4th gen hiv duo test at 7 weeks for all practical purposes?

How conclusive is a negative 4th gen hiv duo test at 7 weeks for all practical purposes?

It's conclusive.: The p24 antigen is a viral core protein that appears in the blood as the viral RNA level rises following HIV infection. The test turns (+) 5-7 days after viral RNA appears in the blood. It is 89-100% as sensitive as viral RNA. This assay detects a level of antigen that approximately corresponds to an HIV RNA level of 30,000 to 50,000 copies/mL. ...Read more

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I had a non-reactive result from a 4th gen HIV DUO test post 26 days? Is that conclusive?

I had a non-reactive result from a 4th gen HIV DUO test post 26 days? Is that conclusive?

Good start. : It’s a good start, but you need to keep testing. Generally speaking at weeks 6, 12, 24 and 48 post episode. ...Read more

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HIV duo test result negative after 8 weeks post exposure... Conclusive results?

Nearly so: A more definitive test would be for HIV nucleic acid. Just to be sure you may wish to repeat the duo test in three months.
Unrelated to your question:
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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23 weeks past HIV exposure and negative results from duo combo and rapid tests. Is my results conclusive?

23 weeks past HIV exposure and negative results from duo combo and rapid tests. Is my results conclusive?

Yes, conclusive: The 4th generation (duo, combo) HIV tests are 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. And all rapid tests are 100% reliable by 3 months. You didn't need to wait so long, but your negative results at 23 weeks prove you don't have HIV, assuming no reexposure more recently. Please use condoms for potential risky exposures, and consider circumcision if not yet done. ...Read more

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20week past exposure with negative duo combo and rapid tests. When is the HIV Tests conclusive past exposure?

Nucleic acid test: If the last exposure was 20 weeks ago and the 4th generation test is negative, you are unlikely to have HIV infection. To make sure, you should take the HIV nucleic acid test. ...Read more

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How conclusive is a 30 days fourth generation duo combo HIV test? It came back negative I've read on some sites doing that test is conclusive and on other sites it's inconclusive

How conclusive is a 30 days fourth generation duo combo HIV test? It came back negative I've read on some sites doing that test is conclusive and on other sites it's inconclusive

It's conclusive: It's pretty much impossible to have HIV for 4 weeks or more and have a negative combo test. Persons or websites saying otherwise are either not up to speed in their knowledge or are providing hyper-conservative advice. ...Read more

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Is 28 day result conclusive timing for an HIV neg test — 4th gen duo (HIV 1 & 2 incl P24)? On web and Dr's on health tap, conflicting responses.

HIV test: The 4th generation (antigen-antibody) HIV blood tests are almost always conclusive by 28 days and for sure by 6 weeks after the last possible exposure. ...Read more

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Negligible hiv risk. Tested 26 days and 56 days post exposure with 4th gen duo test both non responsive. Are my results conclusive? My doc says yes.

Yes: If you want to clear all doubts, get an HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after exposure.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had a hiv duo test at 10 days post exposure. I had read that antigens would be detected from 10 days? Although not conclusive can I feel reassured?

I had a hiv duo test at 10 days post exposure. I had read that antigens would be detected from 10 days? Although not conclusive can I feel reassured?

Slightly reassured: Ten days is a bit too soon. Probably about half of newly infected persons would test postive by that time with the 4th generation (antigen-antibody, "duo") test, so it's slightly reassuring. The test probably is 90% valid by 3 weeks and is conclusive for sure at 4+ weeks. ...Read more

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When should Hiv test results be considered conclusive both antibody only and duo combo?

Variable: Most people who get infected test positive by 3 months, a bit sooner with duo test. Occasionally some people do get a positive test for a year after infection. HIV nucleic acid test is positive sooner and more specific. See this site for more info.
http://www.cdc.gov/ActAgainstAIDS/basics/testing.html ...Read more

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I do unprotected sex with a prostitute after 28 days I go for hiv duo test the result is non-reactive 0.07 is it conclusive?

I do unprotected sex with a prostitute after 28 days I go for hiv duo test the result is non-reactive 0.07 is it conclusive?

Repeat test in 6 wks: If you are worried that you're screening test may not detect your HIV status, repeat test in 6 weeks
Avoid having unprotected sex with women or invariably, you will start getting STDs that will change your life forever
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Is 28 day result conclusive timing for an HIV neg test — 4th gen duo (HIV 1 & 2 inc P24)? On web and this forum, conflicting communications.

Is 28 day result conclusive timing for an HIV neg test — 4th gen duo (HIV 1 & 2 inc P24)? On web and this forum, conflicting communications.

Negative not: Definitive. A positive result would be definitive but a negative one, this soon after exposure does not rule out infection. Repeat the test a 12 weeks and 6 months after exposure.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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According to CDC, when is a 4th gen duo HIV test conclusive?

HIV RNA NAA: HIV RNA Qualitatitive (NAA) become positive by 10 th day post exposure. HIV RNA Viral Quantitation peaks in 25 days post infection.
They are the definitive confirmatory tests! ...Read more

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4 weeks after exposure hiv duo test p24/antibodies (negative result) 11weeks after exposure hiv real time PCR(negative result)Are they conclusive?

More or less: The results are almost entirely conclusive. Just to be sure, get a HIV nucleic acid test done at 6 months after exposure.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Fingered someone with a superficial cut on finger. 8weeks CMIA duo P24 HIV 1&2 test negative. Further, testing required? Conclusive?thanks!

Fingered someone with a superficial cut on finger. 8weeks CMIA duo P24 HIV 1&2 test negative. Further, testing required? Conclusive?thanks!

Conclusive: This was a zero risk exposure, or close to it. Nobody has ever been known to catch HIV by fingering, even with cuts on the fingers. In any case, the test you had is conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the exposure. There is no secondary window period (which you might have read about online-- an urban myth). No more testing is needed. ...Read more

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23 weeks past HIV exposure. Negative rapid and duo combo tests. But have white tongue and sores under the tongue. What may be the cause and conclusive?

Not sure: It could be due to many causes: thrush, strep, viral infection, medication or supplement, irritation from mouthwash or toothpaste, etc. See your doc for a thorough history and physical. ...Read more

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10 weeks HIV DUO CMIA test is conclusive? Or do I need to take one more test for HIV? Also in the report they mentioned it's for HIV 1 M&O type &HIV2.

Conclusive result: The "duo" or "combo" HIV blood tests (for both antibody and p24 antigen) are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. Your result proves you are not infected and no further testing is need. ...Read more

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I had a 4th Gen HIV combo test done 9 weeks post exposure and 5 weeks after completion of PEP. Is this conclusive? Tqvm.

I had a 4th Gen HIV combo test done 9 weeks post exposure and 5 weeks after completion of PEP. Is this conclusive? Tqvm.

Yes and no: It's conclusive for now.but your not done. Tests like this that measure antibodies have to be repeated up to 6 months to ensure 99% that your in the clear. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more