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hi i tested negative to a standard hiv blood test at 7 weeks,

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hi i tested negative to a standard hiv blood test at 7 weeks, how accurate is this test?
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Have you done with sample of blood taken from a vein?
Can you please name the test , Was it Rapid test for HIV?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Unsure what the test was called, though i don't believe it was a rapid test as the blood sample was taken from my vein.



Jason, Thanks for all these additional details.

The Standard HIV Blood test, helps to detect HIV antibodies in the blood.
According to research, most persons will develop enough HIV antibodies to be detected three to four weeks after infection.

This standard HIV test is done through blood drawn from a vein.
If it is negative, then one don’t require any further tests. If the result is positive, then one will need another test to confirm.
This test can detect, HIV after 3-4 weeks.

Sounds good to hear, that this test has come negative, It is very reliable, and results are very much accurate. No need to get panic.
You are free from HIV.

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