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1454376 tn?1285302334

12 weeks/ 84 days OR 3 Months/ 90 days HIV testing

CDC informed the public of 3 months from possible exposure HIV testing. Which one is the 3 months CDC informed? Is it the 12 weeks/ 84 days (example: Exposure; August 19, 2010, testing: November 11, 2010) or the 90 days format (example: Exposure; August 19, 2010, testing: November 19, 2010)?

Please respond. I took another HIV antibody test last October 19, 2010 (61 days after the possible exposure). It was non-reactive. Additional question: Do I still have to test either November 11 or 19, 2010 for a conclusive HIV test?

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1364665 tn?1291607092
That is a question that requires a very long introduction for a specific answer. HIV testings are not exactly the same worldwide. Each countries has there own specific guidelines inregards to testings, Obviously those who devised and approved these guidelines have enough data to support their recommendations.

I'm not here to say / judge one's guidelines compared to others. Ok, If someone calculates 3 months as 84 days versus 90 days, does that mean that his calculation is right and conclusive compare to the other one? If someone is ok with the 84 days result what about a negative in 83 days?....If experts here says 83 days is conclusive then I'm sure there will be someone would be asking for 82.5 days result.....

You always has the option where to believe but the fact still remains that wherever you are, whatever calculations you do - still the 3 months mark remains the Golden standard.

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61 days would be nearly 9 weeks that's s great indication.  3 months is conclusive. I'm not That knowledgeable but I don't think there's much of a difference in 84 to 90 days I'd wait for one of the more knowledgable people to answer though
1454376 tn?1285302334
Well, Thank you for that information. I highly appreciate it. I'll wait for other information related to my question as well.
1469227 tn?1293110880
There should be no much difference between 84 or 90 days. Perhaps for psychological resons wait until the 19. But wait for others to answer your question.
Avatar universal
If You think your Going to question your 84 day test Just wait till 90-91
1454376 tn?1285302334
Thank you for the insight and suggestion. It's almost November anyway. I hope there will be more comments about this. It will be very helpful for me.
186166 tn?1385259382
U.S. uses 13 weeks...everyone else uses 12.   crazy i know...but it is what it is.

84 days would be considered conclusive.
1454376 tn?1285302334
I see. I'm in Canada so that's a difference to the U.S. Thank you for the information.  
Avatar universal
So in Canada 84 days is conclusive and in the u.s it is not?
Avatar universal
I don't think anyone doubts 3 months being the mark but I think the confusion stems from What 3 months is 84 days or 90
1364665 tn?1291607092
If someone calculates 3 months as 84 days versus 90 days, does that mean that his calculation is right and conclusive compare to the other one? If someone is ok with the 84 days result what about a negative in 83 days?....If experts here says 83 days is conclusive then I'm sure there will be someone would be asking for 82.5 days result..... etc etc etc.....

HIV testings are not exactly the same worldwide. Each countries has there own specific guidelines inregards to testings, Obviously those who devised and approved these guidelines have enough data to support their recommendations.
186166 tn?1385259382
either will be conclusive
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