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false negative?

is it possible to have a false negative from a home access hiv test after 4months? has anyone ever herd of the home access giving a false negative?
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1563685 tn?1310405954
Is the test the same as that from http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/testing/show/1463627?personal_page_id=2052912 or is it something different?
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hey i dont really understand what your asking but yea it is the same it was a home access hiv test that i bought from a cvs store it says it is fda approved but i was just looking at some old forums on here and was just wondering is it possible to get a false negative? would it be better to take 2 test to make shure?
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Avatar m tn
If you want to make sure then see a Dr for testing.
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1563685 tn?1310405954
No, they have been assessed by the FDA to provide a conclusive result that is medically acceptable. From 3 months or longer post-exposure your chance of false positive is bigger than false negative. If it comes to false positive then you should get a different test (also approved by the FDA) which negative result will confirm that you conclusively have no HIV in your body.
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Avatar m tn
would u recommend getting a second test done? or is the first one 100%?
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Avatar m tn
3 months is conclusive, FDA approved. No need for anymore but if you insist on a 2nd one then go to a Dr for a quick test.
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188761 tn?1320166132
I wouldn't recommend you a further testing. The FDA approved home testing kits are reliable and a negative test result on them is conclusive provided, testing at the right time frame.

The reason you might find a lot of people on the internet and in general life telling you to get a test done at the lab instead of a home testing kit is due to the risk of false positive and not false negative. The mechanism of the test is built in such a way that once it yeilds a negative, it can be relied upon. However, a lot of home testing kits previously had this problem of over sensitivity and picking up incorrect matter to yeild a false positive.

You are in the clear and no further testing required.
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