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Question

How accurate is an HIV test at 10 weeks after a possible exposure?

Answer

Thank you for your question.

It depends which test you use. A fourth generation test will detect 95% of infections 28 days after a possible exposure. This needs to be confirmed by a second test 90 days after the exposure.

A third generation test (antibody only) test is accurate 6-12 weeks after a possible exposure. For more information please follow this link.


Information on this website is provided by treatment advocates and offered as a guide only. Decisions about your treatment should always be taken in consultation with your doctor.

12 comments

  1. Chainman

    Hi i tested hiv after 70 days of exposure…the test was a rapid finger prick at they said i must come back at 12 week mark to confirm…isnt possible that it may chance in two weeks to come.i had done something wrong to my health.i also had flu in the 6 day after exposure which lasted for 45 days craps and sores in my tongue with white stuff..i cant get relieved i need to know as to weather there is a posibility of a negative results tested at 10 weeks to change at 12 weeks with no other exposure

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