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What did you have exposure too?
The 4th generation test for HIV are almost 100% sensitive and specific for diagnostic purposes. The next step to make sure there is no HIV would be to have an HIV RNA testing. Therefore, if you are very concerned, you should express that to your physician who ordered the test so you can have an HIV RNA test which will confirm your results.
Let me review the research.
The research do not show what can cause false negative. In the testing trial, there were 86, 836 patients that were all exposed to HIV and screened with 4th generation tests. Those who tested negative, were all screened with HIV RNA testing. Only 134 patients were found to have false negatives which were all picked up by HIV RNA testing. Therefore, you should be in the clear based on this research.
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