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HIV - Rapid at 39 days

Hi, first of all - excellent forum. Well done.

I had a high risk exposure 8 weeks ago, I got tested at around 39 days ( nearly 6 weeks ). The test the doctor used was a Hexagon rapid test, he drew blood from my arm and the result came back as negative. He told me its near enough to 99% accurate but to come back at 3 months.

I'm just anxious as I have never heard of this HIV test before and I am fearing a positive if I return at 12 weeks. Can someone please shed some light on this... I cannot relax at all
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You didn't have an HIV test, you had a malaria test.
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It was most definetely a HIV test and was done in one of my citys top HIV clinics. I just need to know how confident I should be going back at 3 months if tested negative at 39 days ?
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http://www.malariajournal.com/content/7/1/89
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It's not an FDA approved test and is not used in the US.
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Can you please refrain from being so rude. I was with a doctor who has studied HIV for 20_ years. Please see below

HEXAGON® HIV 1-2 rapid test, kit of 40 tests.
A rapid affinity immunochromatographic assay (AIA) for the detection of
antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus

Can someone other than this rude man please assist me please
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Excuse me. At no time was I rude to you. You didn't mention and Hexagon HIV test.
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