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what does the patient value means on hiv 4th generation test

hello doctors how are you
i wana know what does the patient value means on hiv duo test..
i tested with 4th generation at 13 days my rate was .24 non reactive
then on 17th days te rate jumped up to .43 non reacive
should i be worried, why there is so much
thanks
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will appriciate some more information about tests n rates
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13358727 tn?1432326927
Hi. The value means nothing as long as it is negative. It will always change.

Your 17 days negative 4th gen is a good indication that you are hiv negative as p24 ag is detectable by now but as it peeks between 4 to 5 weeks so you are advised to test with a 4th gen DUO after 28 days.
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thank you for your reply. but there has to be an explanation why does the value change every single time?
why does it goes up and comes down so often.
and the chances of 17day 4th generation test turning positive are how much??
also sure i ll retest every week till the next 12 weeks bur for my anixty now please answer the above questions
thanks
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anyone with some feedback plz
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366749 tn?1544695265
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What was your exposure?
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i did another test 12 hours later from a different lab this time patien value .12.
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As long as you are under 1.0 you are HIV negative.
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so the values are not imp? bt y do they change so often?
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Once again, as long as you are under 1.0, you do not have to worry.
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