I got tested for HIV and it was negative. I was not a full six months however. It was (See details)?
It was 4 months and 28 days. Should i still undergo another test to be sure or it is enough already?
99% of people infected with HIV start testing positive 3 months after exposure, so at 4 months and 28 days you can be fairly certain you don't have it. But if you're at all worried, you might as well get tested again to ease your mind. Source(s): http://www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/infogr...
Most definately, it usually does take 6 months to show up. But it really really really will not hurt to be tested again. It shows that you are resonsible, for yourself and anybody else who you may be with. You should actually be tested every year, you never know what could have happened. You also seem worried and taking another test will erase any doubt from your mind and put you at ease. Do it!
Absolutely, get another test so you can be certain. This disease has latent properties and can remain hidden or dormant for extended periods of time. The cost for the test is small and the comfort of having a second test is reassuring to yourself and your partner. The consequence of your first test being incorrect for any number of reasons could be devastating at a later date.
There is a "window period" which is the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after HIV infection has begun. For the vast majority of those who will test positive, antibodies to HIV will develop within 4-6 weeks after exposure. Some will take a little longer to develop antibodies. To make certain that you receive a reliable test result, it's necessary to wait at least three months (13 weeks) after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested.
Getting tested before three months may result in an unclear result or a false negative. Some testing centers may recommend testing again at six months. All but less than 1% of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within three months (seroconversion is the development of detectable antibodies to HIV in the blood as a result of infection.) It's extremely rare for seroconversion to take more than six months to develop detectable antibodies.
No diagnostic test will ever be 100% reliable, but if you test negative at the appropriate time (i.e., 13 weeks after possible exposure to the virus), you can consider that to be a dependable confirmation that you are HIV negative.
3 months is the window period so say you had a neg test in jan you would be tested again in april BUT if you had unprotected sexual intercourse in between those times with a new partner then that goes out of the window and you start the whole process again
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