Can I trust a negative test result?

If there has been no risk of HIV in the past 3 months and the self-test was performed correctly, the negative result is reliable and HIV infection is ruled out.

Risks within the last 12 weeks are not reliably covered by the HIV self-test, so the self-test should be repeated after the 12-week period or the risk clarified by means of an HIV antigen/antibody test.

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