Is Negative Rapid HIV Test Result 30 Days After Exposure Conclusive?
My last sex was aug 22th
And i did HIV test today sep 29th
The test is rapid HIV test
With My finger blood
And it says not reactive
(Theres only reactive or not reactive)
Then.. That means I dont have HIV ??
Its pretty much over a month after the last sex..
Or do i have to wait for more times?
Take the test again at 3 months.
Welcome to Health Care Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I appreciate your concerns.
The Rapid HIV test is a antibody test. After exposure it takes about 3 weeks to 3 months to produce antibody. Therefore take the test again at 3 months ( from the time of exposure). In the meantime practice only safe sex.
A small percentage (2-3%) of them take longer to develop antibodies. If you are anxious, get tested again at 6 months.
I hope this is helpful.
If you have any further concerns, do write to me.
Im going to take testing again after 3 months tho..
This is also kinda negative result right,,,?
One cannot predict the result of 3 months test based on this test result.
As of now the test is negative. Please note that one cannot predict the result of the 3 months test based on this test result. Let us hope and pray that it is negative.
If you have further queries, do write to me.