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23 Nov 2004

hiv test
my sister is hiv+ this year we sent her daughter for a test as well and they came negative she is 4years, do we need to take her for the second test, we took her to a local clinic. does the child have a window period, is the same day clinic test accurate?
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

I do not know what test they do at the clinic so cannot comment on the sensitivity of the test. There is no window period. If she is negative at the age of 4 she is negative. If you want to make absolutely sure an Elisa test can be done on the child.
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