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4th Generation EIA vs. HIV Home-test

Hello,

I took bought an online hiv test to take at home and it came back "reactive" 5 weeks after I slept with someone.

The online company told me to go to my nearest STI clinic to take anther test. The STI clinic gave me the 4th generation ag/ab test six weeks after exposure which came back negative. I was then told to come back 4 weeks later to retake the test, I done this and it came back negative again. The 2nd time I took the 4th generation test would make it 10 weeks after I slept with that person.

Would you say I am HIV negative and I should stop worrying? I still feel worried and I feel like i have symptoms but Im not sure if it's the stress of worrying that may be causing them.

Also would you be able to tell me what can cause a false positive result to happen? I spoke to the online company that I first took the test with and they said that false positives are always a risk when taking the test.

Many Thanks

Can Antibiotics Alter the Results of 4th Generation Test

Hello,

Does a surgery and follow up medication could alter the result of a HIV 4th generation in any way.?

Conclusiveness of 4th Generation HIV Test

Good morning,

I appreciate all the information I have received in this website.

I am from Ontario, and I recently received a 4th generation HIV test at 61 days (8.7 weeks) in one of the public sexual clinics.

My exposure was unprotected oral (giving and revieving) and protected vaginal with a sex worker. I did ask her about her HIV status and she said she doesn’t have it, and that she gets tested every 3 months.

I was wondering how conclusive is my test? I see websites like CATIE that state 99% of positive HIV carriers are found in 1.5 months with the 4th generation test, and countries like the UK, Sweden, and Germany have the 6 week period as an official guideline for low risk exposures.

I am concerned since I had high fevers on the 4th day, 23th day, and 39th day after exposure. I was diagnosed with 2 strep throats and mono. I do know if I seroncoverted during these instances my HIV test at 61 days would have been positive, but I am not sure if these illnesses would have delayed my seroconversion if I was hypothetically infected with HIV. I still have a painful lymph node in the back of my neck, and what looks like to be an ear infection.

Thank you for your help.

Symptoms after testing HIV negative at 7 weeks

I had unprotected oral sex 9 weeks ago. I used a condom for vaginal sex but it broke, and I stopped immediately when I noticed. I'm a 21 year old straight male. At 7 weeks, I tested negative for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. I did however have some bumps on my penis which the doctor said was molluscum. She froze them off.
2 days after getting tested, I had a very mild headache for a few seconds. The same thing happened a few times last week and has increased to every few hours in the past few days. I'm also experiencing a lot of tiredness and fatigue all day. I just checked and I am running a very, very mild fever (less than half a degree F). What could be the problem? Should I trust the HIV test I got after 7 weeks? I'm very stressed, nervous and paranoid. I just can't get this out of my head. I am going to see a doctor tomorrow.

how reliable is the 4th generation test in the 4th week of exposure?

Hello, I had unprotected sex with a guy and I was very concerned if I got infected with hiv, so I got tested 4 weeks later with the 4th generation test and It was negative. Can I be relieved with the result.

Multiple tests but still unsure

Team,

Kudos to your good work.

I had sex with an unknown person on 10 Dec 2015, During sex, condom broke and I might have exposed my penis to a high risk. I have got myself checked four times and the results are as below
CMIA: 9 Jan (after 29 days)- 0.29, Nonreactive
Elisa 3rg gen 12 Feb (after about 60 days) - Negative
CMIA: 24 Feb (after 76 days) - 0.21, Nonreactive
CMIA: 15 Mar (after 95 days) - 0.1, Nonreactive

I have not had any risk exposure (stayed away from sex) since 12 Dec. I understand different forums (CDC etc.) recommend testing at 6 months. Should I still be worried and retest again?

Alert Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo

Hello

I only have one simple question about this Rapid HIV Test. I went to the Department of Health and Human Services for testing.
My only and first exposure was long time ago in 2013 unprotected with a girl for less then a minute. Since that incident I never had any potential exposure after that. I learned my lesson and i always use condom.
The test Fingerprick blood and my result was negative. I asked them at the health department what is that type of test we used? The Health manager and coordinator at the Department told me me it is called Alere Determine HIV1/2 Ag/Ab Combo.

I just need your opinion about that test I have undergone, I never heard of it? What do you think about it? Good? Accurate? Reliable? If so, is my test result conclusive? Or should I consider taking different test?

Thank you.

Are my test conclusive?

Hello:

On April 19th I had unprotected oral sex with a girl; she sucked me and I sucked her as well. Now I am very concerned about the real risk of got HIV. These were the tests I have done so far, and all of them got negative:
April, 22th - ELISA (negative)
May, 05th - CMIA (negative)
May, 11st - PCR (undetectable)
May, 21st - ELISA (negative)
Jun, 09th - ELISA (negative)
Jun, 15th - CMIA (negative)
Jun, 17th - NAT (negative)
Jul, 01st - NAT / Elisa (negative)
Jul, 27th - ELISA (negative)

Please, help me. Are these results conclusive or should I keep testing at least until six months? Thank you!

HIV status

Dear Sir / Madam

I had an risky exposure with an known lady with out any protection (Condom).I had gone through a couple of blood checkup like ELIFA,ELFA,CMIA etc..And i got non reactive result for all results after 10 months from the date of risky exposure.

Please let me know shall i consider the negative result as conclusive after 10 months

regards

Vishnu

hiv from handjob and massage

hello doc
am from india 27 years old. in feb2016 visited massage parlour for body massage and girl did body massage without lub. she was fully dresses. can i het hiv ?
i tested after 3.5 months and after 5 months got negative. 1st test is 4th generation eia and other card and rapid method all got negative. is it conclusive. i tested for hep b and herpes got negative. am getting ulcers in mouth and weakness and joint pains. plz help me further testing is required

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