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Is an HIV test after 3 months conclusive?

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  • Quincy Greene moderator
    2 months ago

    Great answer Jake!

    Here’s another way to think about it. It takes 2 weeks to 3 months for HIV antibodies to develop, so that the test can detect HIV infection. By day 90, 99% of people who’ve been infected will have HIV antibodies and test reactive!

  • Jake moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi @guy32nyc. Appreciate your question here! For the majority of cases if you are tested 3 months after your possible exposure date, the results should be conclusive. With that being said, it is always suggested to go again at 6 months to ensure the results are correct.

    You can read more about the testing and diagnosis process here:

    Thanks again!

    – Jake ( Team Member)

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