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Chance of false negative?

What are the chances of a false negative when testing 6 months post-exposure?

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 20th April 2021

Hi Tryingtomoveon, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. The risk of a false negative result occurring is defined by the clinical specificity which is 99.9% for the BioSURE HIV Self Test. This means that on average 999 in 1,000 negative results are correct. False negative results occur most often when users test inside the window period or are on antiretroviral treatment which can delay antibody production. The risk of you receiving a false negative result 6 months post exposure is low. I would try to accept your result and try to move on from this. Kindest regards, Becky

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