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3 months or 6 months

Hi guys so I have a question I recently went to the doctors to get an hiv antibody blood test, not sure which one exactly,  after a possible exposure which was 94 days from when I got the test. So I wait 2 weeks then return to the doctors office to get the results, which were negative but the doctor told me that the window period is 6 months and that the negative result I received is virtually meaning less because it is still to early to tell if I was infected or not. Is this true or is the doctor wrong? I was with the impression that a 3 month test is conclusive and 6 months is only for people who have undergone chemo or are ever day drug users. Can somebody help clear this up for me?
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Your doctor needs to update his knowledge. 6 months has not been used since 2004.

http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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I knew what the doctor told me sounded wrong because I had heard before that a 3 month test is conclusive so I'm not even going to pay attention to what she told me I just wanted some clarity on the subject. Thank you
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