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Conclusiveness of HIV Test ?


Hello!I did hiv test after 60 days of exposure to low risk , on the result gave to me is Non reactive for kit 1 and kit 2 And kit used was determine, I just want to know accuracy of this kit,and if the test is conclusive .And also what generation is this test kit.



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the conclusiveness of your test results. From the information gathered, I am not sure what type of HIV test you used.

The average window period for rapid test is about 22 days (can be up to 3 months) and the average window period for 4th generation tests is about 18 days (can be up to 1.5 months). When tested outside of the window period, the chances of a negative result being false is low [1].

Please see the attached link for more information on types of HIV test: https://www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies

Hopefully this helps.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley