Talking about home testing for HIV

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condom broke

Hi i had a sex n the condom broke so we stop after realising that it was Brocken ,i test with Elisa in six weeks n with tepid test after 8 weeks,must I relax n wait for my 12 weeks or am I still in red flag?

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 27th March 2019

Hi Ntombi. It will depend on what Elisa tests and Rapid test were used on whether or not there is a need to re-test at 12 weeks. If the test just looked for antibodies then this is down to the individuals immune response time (at 12 weeks everyone would have produced these antibodies) however if the tests looked for antigens as well then this would be conclusive after 4 weeks. I hope this makes sense and please let me know if I can help you further. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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