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i had a possible exposure to HIV a few weeks ago and i went to a private clinic
14 days after the exposure and had antigen detection test and tested negative .can
i rely on the result or should i get tested again?
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replied November 9th, 2017
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As per CDC recommendations, the only test used to screen for HIV is the ELISA test, which detects HIV antibodies in the body secretions and or blood. The 4th generation ELISA tests for HIV, detects both the HIV antibody as well as antigens of HIV virus. Hence the test that is very accurate and sensitive at detecting HIV infection. ‎This test can be done after 4 weeks of exposure. If found negative, the test should repeat it every 4 weeks until 12 weeks. ‎

In case the test results are negative after 12 weeks, then you can consider yourself as HIV free.



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