Accuracy of the HIV Test?

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 8:40 PM

Hi..! pozziepinoy..! i been already tested but according to my counselor the accuracy of the test is three months from the day that i had sex but i didn't tell to him that its just 2 months and two this could be considered as accurate?


Hi there. 

Thank you for your email. Thank you for reading the blog.

The rule of thumb is get tested at 3 months and get tested again at 6 months post exposure. Usually we encourage early testing as HIV antibodies can also be detected even earlier that 3 months. However, if the result turns out negative, just repeat the test again at 6 months to give ample time for antibodies to be formed just in case there was indeed transmission of the virus.

I hope I was able to answer your concerns. Feel free to email me again if you have other questions.

Stay healthy,

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