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A 35-year-old male asked:

Hiv test -ve after hetrosexual high risk vaginal single exposure, condom slipage. 4th gen lab test negative after 60 and 90 days. are they conclusive? missing infection due to seroconversion?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Yes, conclusvie. There is no such thinat as "missing infection due to [delayed] seroconversion", especially with the AgAb (4th gen) HIV tests.
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