I posted in this forum a couple of weeks ago about my worries of possibly having contracted HIV or an STD and was advised that HIV tests are highly reliable at 4 weeks after potential exposure. Exposure was low risk but I'm a bit of a worrier.
I had my test at 35 days (5 weeks) after and I have read and been told that a HIV test at this point is reliable over 97% of the time. I'm just wondering is this figure accurate?
Also what is the reliability of a blood test for syphilis, herpes and other STDs at 5 weeks? I've read and been told that it is a similar percentage of reliability, just wondering if this is correct?
Any help would be much appreciated.