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HIV test accuracy at 9 weeks?

Hello,
I had a risky encounter in August of this year and I did my latest HIV test 9 weeks after exposure.
During this time the clinic did a Rapid and a NAAT (RNA) test. The rapid one said "non reactive" and the RNA one said "not detected". Basically I tested negative for both.
How accurate are these results? Can I expect to test negative at 12 weeks?
Thanks.
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What was your risk?
12 weeks is conclusive.
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Get the 4th generation duo test! Its 100 percent conclusive after
28 days
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There are no tests that give a conclusive negative test earlier than 3 months post exposure.
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Tek talk to dr. Handsfield
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4th genaration duo test conclusive at 28 days.. antibody 3 months
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Tek stop giving people wrong info. U are not a doctor! I talked
to dr. Handsfield lastnight. He said 4th generation duo conclusive at beyond 28 days..
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Wrong, move on.  
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The comments you speak about pertain only to the HIV Experts forum. Not on this forum. This forum goes strictly by the US FDA guidelines.
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This debate has been going on for a few years now about 28 days vs 90 days or DUO vs Antibody but the fact still remains that the official guidelines do clearly state that a negative HIV result is only considered conclusive at 90 days or 3 months post--exposure.
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