[Question #3834] 4th gen test / window period

32 months ago
Hello Dr. First of all I want to thank you for this great form I have a question about four generation test why do we have to retake a test at 12  weeks if it’s pretty accurate At 6 weeks I tested it at Four weeks and a half it has Negative What is the chance that my results at six week will be positive if it was negative at 4 1/2 and what is the chance that it will be positive at 12 weeks  if I was negative or six weeks why does my doctor want me to retest does it matter if I was a low risk  or high-risk Have you ever seen anybody that their test cost positive from 6 to 12 weeksIt’s just I get really nervous thinking that I have to wait 12 weeks to get a conclusive results thank u 
32 months ago
Can I relax at 4and 1/2 I am going back at 6 weeks but I want to get your experience on it I read and your form and other that 4 to 6 week  but I seen in the internet that it 3 moths and at 6 months 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Welcome to the Forum.  I'll be glad to comment.  Many health care providers are confused about when HIV test results are conclusive and sometimes are making recommendations that are out of date.  Other' are merely being conservative, forgetting just how much anxiety occurs while people wait for their test results.  Combination HIV antigen/antibody 94th generation) tests are completely conclusive in persons who are not taking medications active against HIV (i.e. PrEP) at 42 days (6 weeks after an exposure.  At 4 weeks they have detected over 99% of recent infections.  Neither of us has ever seen someone who had a negative test at 4 weeks become positive at 6 weeks but we respect and support the CDC's 6 week guide.  There is no longer any reason for a person to worry that there test results might become positive if there tests are negative at 6 weeks.

I hope these comments are helpful.  EWH
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32 months ago
So u think I should not worry after 6 week then dr even if it is high risk I can move on with Confidence that hiv clear 
Let tell u about my exposer I know at a hand job is not I readed the other question but It still nice to get strang anwer I when to massage place I know a lot of question af the same think sorry I got a hand Job it has a little dark inside so did not see her hand My concern is what if she hand fresh blood in here hand like I said I did not see it but I never know if I get negative at 6 can I still be clear of hiv at that point or is 4 weeks in half ok or should I test at 3 months sorry a lot 
32 months ago
Dr does one day before the 6 week make a Difference beaucase there close on the 6 week period 
32 months ago
To test I mean 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
 At six weeks your results are conclusive and there is no reason for further testing. Testing one day before six weeks will not make a difference. Finally, if you're only exposure was receipt of masturbation, no matter what was on her hand, there was no need to test to start with so certainly you should  complete confidence at test results taken one day before six weeks. EWH---
32 months ago
Thank U a lot dr even if she had blood should not worry I can have a peace of mind then can I have Un protected sex  wait my girl with No concern then I has thank that body fluid like semen and blood if hiv + u can get it like that too 
32 months ago
But it that is true your the expert and I will trust u thank a lot dr hook I been  following you  since medhelp but like I said it always nice to get  anwer strange from u I need to stay away fro the internet then 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
thanks for your thanks.  No matter what might have been on her hands, still no risk whatsoever.  Your six week (- one day) test will be negative and prove that you had nothing to worry about. 

this is my 3rd reply.  As per Forum guidelines, the thread will be closed later today.  Take care.  EWH
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32 months ago
Thank u dr hook I will relax then 
32 months ago
And I will trust u it been a long month hope everything is good thank a lot again 
32 months ago
I’ll make sure to post my results next week thank you Dr. Hook
32 months ago
Dr sorry if u can before u close it what about if the blood if from a cut in here hand plz. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
32 months ago
Blood in hand, still no risk.  EWH
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