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Dear dr, I had a possible exposure on the 28th of august I did the rapid test 3rd generation after 82 days and came negative then I did the test on the 13th of January and its been almost 5 months since exposure and came back negative. The latest tests were ROCHE Elecsys combi PT and ALERE Determines HIV 1/2 both negative. Am I clear or should I do further tests at 6 months. I have a wife and she's been away I want to be sure before she returns. Thank you very much for your help and support

Hi

There is no need to do another HIV test at 6 months. The Jan 13th test would have given you a final result for the exposure in August.

The ROCHE Elecsys Combi HIV test is an HIV antibody/ antigen test, which measures any HIV proteins in the body as well as antibodies. We find that these 4th generation tests would give you a final result at 3 months after exposure.

Let us know if you have any more questions or concerns.

HN

This answer was posted on January 25, 2016
This answer was updated on December 28, 2018
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