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Author Topic: Still possible false negative..???  (Read 1005 times)

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Offline sayangilah

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Still possible false negative..???
« on: July 24, 2015, 08:59:01 PM »
I am male 34 years old from Indonesia ..
Since a month after the possibility of infection , I always do a test hiv .
The first month , second month and third month I test hiv antibody with rapid test. My fourth month ELFA test again with the fourth generation . The sixth month test again with CMIA method . Last month my seventh again with a rapid test and all results are non reactive ..
I do not need to test again ??? or still need ???
 I wait for the answer you all
thanks for the reply ..

Offline Joe K

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Re: Still possible false negative..???
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 09:06:33 PM »
You are conclusively negative.  Guidelines are to test at 6 months past any exposure and then at 13 weeks to confirm the results.  All your tests from the fourth month on, were unnecessary as you had already tested conclusively negative.  You do not need any more testing, you are negative.


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Re: Still possible false negative..???
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 09:42:46 PM »
thanks joe ... do you mean, no matter how much the risk of exposure if the test results are negative in the seventh month that means a definite negative ..? I really want to believe it, but sometimes I was worried if I include people who are slow to form antibody due to other factors ..
for that I sincerely hope the information and opinions from friends in this forum ..
I am very grateful for all the attention and guidance of all of you.

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Re: Still possible false negative..???
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 09:51:11 PM »
The level of risk does not matter, what matters is you test at the right times.  You tested well beyond the 13 weeks suggested for testing and that means, that no matter what you risk might have been, you have tested negative.  You never need to test past 13 weeks for a definitive result.  You are negative.



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