Rapid 4th Generation Test

Originally Posted: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Question: 
Hello
Can be a 4th Generation blood rapid test false negative after a high risk exposure 20 months ago?

 

Answer: 

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.

Hopefully you find the information helpful.|
If you have any other questions/concerns, please feel free to write us back.

Stay healthy and keep smiling,
Yoshiko
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Phone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666
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