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A 22-year-old male asked:

Hey, i had possible exposure on the 1st of sept 2020, protected sex ( unprotected oral ). after 123 days i took hiv ag/ab (cmia) test and the result came back non-reactive (0.29). re-test required? can it be a false negative? i'm having anxiety?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No : Negative CMIA test at 4 months = negative test. Period. (CMIA = 4th generation HIV test. VERY accurate)
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