12 weeks is conclusive, what are you talking about?
12 weeks is conclusive, yes for non pep users. This says 12 weeks post exposure is conclusive even if you taken pep.
That's what we always say and have for years.
no Teak, what you u have always said is that you get your conclusive results 12 weeks from your last dose of pep. not from the date of exposure
That's true, it's from the time of your last dose.
this updated guideline says it's 4 weeks and 12 weeks from the time of exposure
I'm not sure what your point is, or what you're trying to be right about?? A guideline isn't going to typically get into that kind of detail that the test needs to be performed 12 weeks from the last dose of nPEP, that's more something that a clinic or doctor would advise you of. The prior guidelines didn't mention that either.
That's the recommendation, it only makes sense to extend the testing period to include the course of nPEP, being that the whole point of the nPEP is to inhibit the virus. Indeed, that could slow antibody production. That's just a scientific fact. It's irrefutable, but you're entitled to believe what you would like.
The point of the 2012 guideline is that "routine testing at 6 months post-exposure is no longer recommended" after nPEP treatment. Asking forum members to predict what the CDC will do about this or any other guideline doesn't assist our members in assessing their risks.
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