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I had a HIV antibody rapid finger stick test (3rd generation

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I had a HIV antibody rapid finger stick test (3rd generation test). This was 5 weeks after a potential low risk exposure. It was negative. I know current guidelines state that no results are conclusive until 3 months have elapsed, however in your professional opinion, what kind of results am I looking at? Is there a change that I would have made enough antibodies at 5 weeks for the test to pick up?

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

As such chances are that your result are fairly accurate.Most people will develop detectable antibodies approximately 28 days (4 weeks).

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Would you happen to know the % of people who develop the antibodies 4 weeks after? I know you can't give me a definite but a rough estimate of the % of people from any studies etc would be appreciated.Thanks,

90% to 95%.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you. You've been very helpful.

Thank You.