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An_255579 posted:
I have taken 3 oraquick tests. The ones that you swab your gums with. I got three negative results. 9 weeks, 11 weeks and 12 weeks. Is there a chance that I got three false negative? I had some symptoms at around week 2, and I currently have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck/throat that has been there for a couple weeks. I had a cbc, cmp, thyroid, etc (normal blood work physical ) done and all was normal. should i test again?
georgiagail responded:
There is no chance for three false negative results. The oraquick test is very easy to use; it was designed to be so.

Any test done at least 12 weeks after a potential exposure is considered to be both definitive and conclusive in it's accuracy.

This means you are HIV negative.

georgiagail replied to georgiagail's response:
And look; you can keep posting regarding all this testing, you can keep spending money buying yet more tests, or you can accept that the results ARE accurate and you are HIV negative, put these concerns behind you and move on.

What is the healthiest choice?

seriouslyscared replied to georgiagail's response:
I'm sorry, I'm just very nervous. I have read that many people get false negatives, and it makes me even more nervous. I am sorry to bother you but you are correct, I need to trust my results and move on. I have spent a lot of money on tests. It's just scary. That being said, I'll be taking the last one, since I already purchased it, at 14 weeks and a couple days, assuming it's negative, I'll move on from this. Thank you!

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