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Duo test

Hi everyone, I am looking for information as I had a condom break with a CSW. She told me she has tested and is disease free. I am a little nervous and felt it should get tested. I went in for a Duo test on day 18. Would this be a good sign if it is negative? I have seen New York State 14 days is conclusive and here in my state they say 4 weeks. I will go back at 4 weeks but I am hoping the negative at 18 days will be a good indicator. Any details on the accuracy at 3 weeks? Thank
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Also had a brief headache the last few days. I think it might be anxiety waiting for test results. I have read a feever always comes with ars.
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18 days is good sign but 28 days is conclusive.
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So headache after 21 days wouldn't be a concern without a fever
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Well headache is gone :) think I am just stressing over getting the test results back tomorrow. After a lot of research I am fine with the test at 19days and will move on. Thanks for the feedback all, wish me luck.
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Good luck!
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Well the results aren't back, arghh. I am getting stressed over calling back again. Is there any percentages how many people would have a positive duo test at 3 weeks (18.5) days?  I have rad the New York states duo test is good at 14-15 days. Has anyone else heard this.
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28 days Duo test is conclusive. Any negative test is a good test.
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Thanks Vance, I am new to this. Why does New York have window at 15 days? Is it a different test. maybe  I will go there and test :) save the wait lol.
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Find it hard to believe New York would give 15 day's for a Duo.
The accepted advice today is 28 days day's.
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Call them, Fenway Health told me to come in anytime after 2 weeks for fourth generation test. Rapid test have to wait until 2 months.
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http://www.fenwayhealth.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FCHC_srv_services_testing
I found the link for the site, very informative site.



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The test was negative. If I had the test in Boston it would be considered conclusive at 2weeks. How come?? I think I will still walk away with these results.
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No it would not be conclsuive. CDC guidelines is DUO test at 28 days can be considered conclusive
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Hi Vance,
Did the CDC change their guidelines recently regarding HIV testing?
As I understood it, they always stated there is a 3 month testing window?
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They have made an update to say that a DUO test at 28 days can be taken as conclusive. They leave it up to the patient and Dr to test further based on exposure.
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Hi.

I looked at the Fenway Health site andvthey do indeed make the claim at 2 weeks, but Vance is right. 4 weeks is still the official guide for 4th Gen Test.
Source: CDC and in my country BASHH.
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