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Author Topic: 6 months hiv can give false negative?  (Read 412 times)

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6 months hiv can give false negative?
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:19:51 pm »
Is hiv test 6 months after unprotected sex can be false negative?is the 4th generation combo test can't detect hiv if someone was infected 6 months ago?

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Re: 6 months hiv can give false negative?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 06:09:23 pm »
Why do you ask?  Did you engage in unprotected sex six months ago and a test taken for HIV-antibodies six months later is non-reactive for HIV-antibodies?

False "positives" are more likely than false "negatives."

It is far more likely, presuming your question is a real one about you (as opposed to a theoretical question about no one in particular), that you have conclusively tested negative for HIV-antibodies.

Six months after a questionable activity is certainly enough time for HIV-antibodies to have formed (if that's the basis of your question).

If you have further questions, seek a consultation with whomever provided the test.  If you have doubts about the accuracy of the test, simply take another test--whatever you need to do in order to  move on with your life.
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