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I had a lancet prick on 12/6/2019 so I got really worried and thus I tested on 3/25/2020 hiv ag/ab combo which was negative. is it conclusive?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV can have a window period of between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after possible exposure to HIV. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ Your HIV test on 25 March 2020 happened 3 months after any possible exposure you were concerned with on 6 December 2019, which is pass the window period. This means that your negative result is conclusive. However, if you have continued to be sexually active, we recommend having routine tests for HIV and STIs with your doctor or local sexual health clinic.

i have p 24 antigen+antibodies test after 80 days of exposure can i consider it conclusive o i need further testing

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV can have a window period of between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after possible exposure to HIV. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ We recommend contacting the medical centre that provided you your test to confirm what their window period is, and if your test at 80 days is conclusive. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, we recommend getting tested again and having routine sexual health check-ups with your doctor or local sexual health clinic.

Hi. I done oral sex with a massage worker.licking her vagina and kissing.after 6 months i get tested.antingen/ antibody and the result is not detected.is 6months is enought to get tested for accurate result?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Actually, HIV can not be transmitted through kissing, and oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmissions. However, this can be different for other STIs, which are easily treatable. Tests for HIV can have a window period of between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after possible exposure to HIV. Your test at 6 months sits outside of this window period, which means if your non-reactive result would be conclusive. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ However, if you’ve continued to be sexually active since then, we would recommend getting tested again for HIV and STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have routine sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you have more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I have sex out condom in 2017 l can have Hlv

Hi, Thanks for your question. Having unprotected sex with another person who’s HIV status you don’t know is considered high risk for HIV transmission. If you have not been tested since your 2017 when you had condomless sex, we highly recommend getting tested with your doctor or local sexual health clinic. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs four times a year. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ Today, we also have many options for highly effective HIV prevention strategies. This includes condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and undetectable viral load (UVL). We recommend considering one of these forms of protection in the future, and consulting with your doctor which option works best for you. If you have more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Sorry l have sex with out condom2017

Hi, Thanks for your question. Having unprotected sex with another person who’s HIV status you don’t know is considered high risk for HIV transmission. If you have not been tested since your 2017 when you had condomless sex, we highly recommend getting tested with your doctor or local sexual health clinic. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs four times a year. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ Today, we also have many options for highly effective HIV prevention strategies. This includes condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and undetectable viral load (UVL). We recommend considering one of these forms of protection in the future, and consulting with your doctor which option works best for you. If you have more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Hi, I’m male 30 year old. I want to ask I had potential risk Exposure on 20 August 2019, and another potential risk on 3 Dec 2019. I wore condom for exported during both oral and vaginal intercourses. I never felt condom broke after each session. I wanted to test for peace of mind and the details as followed: I did Lab blood test on 17 Dec 2019, then Rapid Alere Combo test on 7 Jan2020 and 27 April 2020. All three tests came back negative at the clinics. I want to ask if my results are conclusive for both of my risk exposures. I assume that if the results were anytime possible positive then the doctor at the clinic would have asked me to do second confirm test already, but all three tests came back Negative. Please advise if I should do more testing as I’m worried it might take longer than 6 months for test to be conclusive if I have HIV or not. I have been worried a lot. Thank you.

Hi Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV can have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after exposure to HIV. We recommend checking with the medical centre that provides you your test what their window periods are. Your test on 17 December 2019 and on 7 January 2020 still sit within the window period after your possible exposure on 3 December 2019, so these results may not have been conclusive. However, you did test again on 27 April 2020, which is well past the window period after your possible exposures in August and December 2019. This means that your negative result is conclusive for your HIV status. If you have continued to be sexually active, we recommend having routine sexual health check-ups with your doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I tested negative(antibodies elfa test) after 170 days from possible exposure . Is the result conclusive .

Hi! Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV can have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after any possible exposure to HIV. Your test at 170 days sit outside of that window period, which means your negative result is conclusive of your status. If you have continued to be sexually active, you should get tested again.

I took hiv test after 6 months from exposure which is the only test i took .. the result came out to be non reactive ... Do I have to check it again?

Hi Thanks for your question, HIV tests can also have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after any possible exposure to HIV. Your HIV test at 6 months sits outside of this window period, which means that your non-reactive results would be conclusive of your HIV status. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have routine sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic.

Is Hiv Combo test conclusive at 90 days?

Hi Thanks for your question, HIV tests can also have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. This is the period of time it takes for a reactive result to appear after any possible exposure to HIV. This would mean that a HIV test at 90 days would provide you with a conclusive result. We always recommend checking with your test provider what their window periods are. You can find out on our website more about testing and the window period here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/