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I have a question in relation to HIV tests especially Home Tests.
I had two episodes of unprotected vaginal sex with a CSW (1 month apart) in the Middle East (UAE), due to my current location I am unable to attend a medical facility to undertake a HIV test. I was however able to obtain the following Home Test Kits, EZ Trust HIV 1&2 Rapid Screen Test (USAID Appoved) and Oraquick (R) HIV 1/2 Rapid Antibody Test (USAID Approved).
The above tests were carried out at the following intervals, all tests came back -ve;
EZ trust x 2 - 3 weeks post last possible exposure
EZ Trust x 2 - 10 weeks post last possible exposure
EZ Trust x 1 - 13 weeks post last possible exposure
EZ trust x 2 - 27 weeks post last possible exposure
Oraquick x 1 - 30 weeks post last possible exposure
Oraquick x 1 - 35 weeks post last possible exposure
EZ Trust x 2 - 35 weeks post last possible exposure.
Oraquick x 1 - 40 weeks post last possible exposure
My question is do you think the tests that I have undertaken can be considered as conclusive or should I take a test at a facility when I am in a position to do so. I must say all the above tests where taken at home, the Oraquick tests was oral swab method. All instructions were followed closely.
Thank you for your post.
These tests are highly sensitive and very reliable. Provided they have been carried out correctly, all the negative tests that you had from week 13 onwards are final and fully conclusive. Therefore we can conclude that you are HIV negative and that you do not need any further tests.
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