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How accurate would an HIV test be at 9 weeks?

I had protected sex with a questionable female...I am male...I got tested at 4 weeks and again at 9 weeks both turned out negative any reason to worry? I got the stomach flu at about 8 1/2 weeks so that made me nervous I was guessing it was just nerves.

The confusion is you may not develop HIV symptoms for 10 years but that all depends on the person and health etc...

The actual blood test the doctor gives you is in fact accurate most people would show positive for HIV antibodies within 3 months and by 6 months it should be conclusive however just because you have HIV means you may not even know you have it because as I said earlier you may not develop symptoms for quite some time

Most HIV tests are antibody tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. It can take some time for the immune system to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect and this time period can vary from person to person. This time period is commonly referred to as the 鈥渨indow period鈥? Most people will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days). Even so, there is a chance that some individuals will take longer to develop detectable antibodies. Therefore, if the initial negative HIV test was conducted within the first 3 months after possible exposure, repeat testing should be considered >3 months after the exposure occurred to account for the possibility of a false-negative result. Ninety seven percent will develop antibodies in the first 3 months following the time of their infection. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV.

Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9-11 days. These tests, which are more costly and used less often than antibody tests, are used in some parts of the United States.

More than 98% of people would test positive within 3 months. In very rare cases, it could take up to 6 months for someone to test positive. Your risk is low due to the fact that you had protected sex, but for your own peace of mind, I would suggest that you get tested at the 3 month mark, then retest at the 6 month mark.

It would NOT take 10 years for the antibodies to show up on tests, although it could take that long for SYMPTOMS to show up.

if it was protected sex, your chances are already slim to nil.. unless the condom broke.

4 and 9 weeks are too early to be 100% sure that you are not infected, but doctors admit that in many HIV cases the tests show the person is positive as early as 6-10 weeks. The proper testing period is 12 weeks after exposure (3 months).

It CAN NOT show up 10 years later..i dunno where that person got their info.

To further ease your worries, 8 1/2 weeks is too late for the symptoms of Acute infection to surface. Usually between 2-6 weeks after exposure you would get sick, more often closer to 2 weeks.

just be sure to use condoms.. and try to limit any future endeavours with questionable people, to save yourself the heartache

Sometimes it can take a while for the virus to show up on the test. Or really you could be negative.

>>>"I had protected sex with a questionable female." What the... I wouldn't let any scummy, low life person touch Me.

HIV can turn up 10 years after a person has been infected.. Sorry to burst your bubble. Learn from his experience

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