Avatar universal

Will my rapid test be accurate?

I had my exposure on July 7 & took a rapid finger prick test on August 6 & got a negative result back. I’m don’t feel comfortable with those results after reading up on it and seeing that may have been the window period & could’ve been a false negative. So if I rapid finger prick test tomorrow at 53 days post exposure would that be a good indicator of my status? Or would it still be too early?
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
12 weeks or 90 days post exposure is the window period for a rapid test. As you were told previously, get a 4th  generation duo test now for a conclusive result or wait the full 90 days for a conclusive result with the rapid test.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the HIV Prevention Community

Top HIV Answerers
366749 tn?1544695265
Karachi, Pakistan
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?
Can you get HIV from casual contact, like hugging?
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent HIV infection.