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hiv/aids

My question is this. I was possibly exposed to hiv 13 years ago and i just recently had an hiv test done. Can i trust this test to be accurate? And is there any other test i could take to be completely sure i dont have aids?
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1366547 tn?1287363950
Your test will be 100% conclusive and accurate. Any HIV antibody test done 3 months after the last possible exposure is conclusive. I would say that 13 YEARS later, it would be conclusive :) The only diagnostic test for HIV is an antibody test.
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after 13 years can it be accurate there alot of other test u can take like blood test oral swab test finger test duo test so when was ur last exposure is the answer ? how many months did u wait ?  
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1366547 tn?1287363950
HIV antibody tests can be done on blood or oral fluid. They are the same tests, meaning they test for the same thing (antibodies to HIV) but they just use different bodily fluids. As long as it is an antibody test, it is fine for testing for HIV. I was tested about 10 months after the exposure. As long as it has been a minimum of 3 months, your results will be very accurate.
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how is 80 days do u thinck that be accurate when i retake it in 2 days to make it 90 ?
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1366547 tn?1287363950
90 days is absolutely conclusive and accurate!
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it be super hard to belive a 80 day test to change in 10 days thoy i belive 90 is better but i dont thinck there be a difference at 80 most people wounld get it at 6 weeks if they do
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1366547 tn?1287363950
A test at 80 days is not going to change at 90 days, no worries.

I thought it had been 13 years since your last exposure?
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oh no not me its the other guy i was asking him when his last exposure was i dont belive it was 13 years ago if he be worrying about 13 years i thinck it be time to shoot my self if i waited that long for a test lol
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but i am hear to help people if its 13 years since ur last expore belive me u way over 100 ur more like 60000000 billion percent ur not getting it
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1366547 tn?1287363950
Wooow, ok, I got really confused and thought I was talking to the original poster the whole time. My apologies!
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its okay i thanks for ur answers to :)
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The reason i waited so long is that i really didnt think i had been exposed for a long time. Then quite a few years down the road i realized that i may have been exposed and needed to get tested. And then after i got tested i still worried i might be testing false negative.
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If you had HIV for 13 years and without treatment chances are you would be dead.
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And the thing that freaks me out the most is that i have a lot of symptoms that could be related to hiv/aids. I have low wbc count. I also a high level of protein in my blood too. I feel like i am at a lost. Every doctor ive been to tells me not to worry, but how am i not suppose to when i have all these signs in my blood work pointing to hiv?
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