Rapid 4th Generation Test
Hello and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV related information.
Regardless of types of test (4th generation, 3rd generation, Rapid test, etc), all HIV tests administered by a healthcare provider are accurate, sensitive and reliable. In addition to that, all tests are considered conclusive at/after 3 months/12 weeks.
It seems you were tested at 20 months post possible exposure. The test result is conclusive 3 months prior to the date of test. No further test is necessary as long as you have not engaged in any high risk activities (unprotected anal/vaginal sex, sharing needles) during this period.
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