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Author Topic: Hiv 4th generation combo test 189 day after exposure is false negative?  (Read 546 times)

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Tested with the 4th-generation HIV AG/AB test 4 tims after exposure.
At 29 day test was unclear/inconclusive
At 44 day negative
At 90 day negative
At 189 day negative.
I question all the negative tests because how come the 29th was unclear and then became negative? Is it false negative? Could it take more then 6 months to detect hiv?(i dont have immunodeficiency, undergoing Hep-C treatment, or taking Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and also during all the 6 months i did not had another exposure

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Re: Hiv 4th generation combo test 189 day after exposure is false negative?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 01:30:22 pm »
Hiya,

What exposure? I'll presume unprotected intercourse and remind you to use condoms for any intercourse going forward, no exceptions!

False reactive results happen all the time, cross-reacting antibodies etc etc etc.

Screening test are designed to be oversensitive to confirm a negative status outside the window. Any reactive results are not a dignoisis and simply means follow-up testing is needed to confirm

You have conculsive tested negative post whatever exposure you think you had, relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Hiv 4th generation combo test 189 day after exposure is false negative?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 02:13:56 pm »
The exposure i had was unprotected sex. Is it possible i experience Lipoatrophy in my arms and legs within 5 months? (i feel like my arms and legs are weaknesing over time) I did not lost weight tho just losing my strength and my muscle
also my armpit hurts for months now.
 thats the resone i question the 189 day negative test results. What should i do?

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Re: Hiv 4th generation combo test 189 day after exposure is false negative?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 02:23:40 pm »
You have conculsive tested negative, whatever symptoms you have it's not HIV from this encounter.

See your doctor and treat whatever is making you sick.

Jim

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