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I've had a HIV test after 60 days of exposure -- is western blot test a better option?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No-
Inferring a concern about a negative HIV screen, at 60 days, the current generation of HIV screens are very sensitive.
Therefore, if the screen was negative, then the WB will not be any more sensitive

In brief: No-
Inferring a concern about a negative HIV screen, at 60 days, the current generation of HIV screens are very sensitive.
Therefore, if the screen was negative, then the WB will not be any more sensitive
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: No
You did the right test.
The western blot is used only if the elisa antibody test is positive. At 60 days, an elisa is highly accurate. Some would suggest repeat testing at 3 and/or 6 month to be sure, though the chances of seroconverting that late are very low.

In brief: No
You did the right test.
The western blot is used only if the elisa antibody test is positive. At 60 days, an elisa is highly accurate. Some would suggest repeat testing at 3 and/or 6 month to be sure, though the chances of seroconverting that late are very low.
Dr. Joel Gallant
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