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how much faith should i put in a 6 week hiv 1/2 ab blood test 3rd generation. I tested at 6 weeks 45 days and the doc said I was good to go no more testing no follow up nothing. everything i have read says 3 -6 monthes. what do you think. i am at 10 weeks now and hella nervious about testing again and why the doc says i was good to go at 6 weeks.

In British Columbia, which uses the 3rd generation HIV 1 and 2 antibodies test, over 90% of people who have been infected with the virus will have a positive HIV test result if they test 6 weeks after infection. The test is considered conclusive at 12 weeks.

It is unlikely that someone who tests negative at 6 weeks will then test positive at 12 weeks, but if there was a high risk for infection a 12 week follow up is recommended. Your doctor may have felt the risk was low and that the 6-week test was all that was needed; The only way to know for sure would be to ask him/her.

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This answer was posted on June 30, 2014

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