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I was wondering if nausea is a symptom of hiv? i had unprotected sex 3 months ago and have felt nauseas mostly every day since.

Question regarding conclusiveness of tests

Hi, I had unprotected sex with a girl last october. After 4 weeks I did my first duo test 4th generation, after 6 weeks I did another duo test 4th generation and a PCR RNA test, after 10,5 weeks another duo test 4th generation and after 14 weeks my last duo test 4th generation, all of them were negative! my question is, are my results conclusive or do I have to keep on testing until 6 months or even 12 months. There are so many different statements on the internet regarding window period and I would just like to let go and relax again, however I do not know what is the right thing to do? Thank you!

Finger prick rapid test

Hallo, 87 days ago I had a unprotected both virginal and anal sex with a lady of unknown status. Then I took HIV finger prick test since then in the following order: 1,4,6,8,9,10,11,12 weeks plus yesterday at 87 days since exposure. All negative. The FDA approved test kit was Alere Detemine HIV 1/2. The HIV kit I tested from 10,11,12 and 87 day shows expiery date of July 2012. Please tell me if my test at 87 days is conclusive? Second question: I noticed a small hard lump (node) behind my right ear which has been here for 2 weeks now. Doesn't not heart until I feedle with it then it's painful. Is this a sign of HIV or is it because of my prolonged stress? Should I worry or not to worry about it that it may go away or should I see a doctor about it?

MEIA test accuracy and CMIA accuracy

I had protected sex with a sex worker on May18- 2011, However i gave her a cunnilingus and she performed protected Fellatio, then, exactly 91 days after on the 21 Aug 2012 (3 month) i tested HIV by using MEIA test methodology and Hep B Surface Antigen test by using CMIA methodology
Both results came negative, however i am still concerned especially i am having Flu since 3 days with 38 deg C fever(actual date 23 jan 2012- 9 month after) because i went back on vacation and the weather was very cold, snowy and windy and all my family had flu
I am worried about the accuracy of the test
I am not having running nose or white spots at all
Please reply
Thank you

4th generation duo test

hello, i just want to know how encouraging a 4th generation duo test is after 3 weeks, i got tested on the 23 day, it was negative. also could u give me some more info about 4the generation combo test, antibodies and antigen
thank you

do i require more test?

i had a possible exposure about 31/2 yrs ago, that was the ONLY TIME and i'm not sure if even something happened, so long story short, these are my test:
-2 and half years: 4th gen ELISA (private lab): Negative both HIV 1&2
- 3 years: Rapid Test (advance quality brand at public hiv center) : Negative
-Syphilis rapid test (same site as above): Negative
-3 years, after rapid test: 3rd Gen ELISA (private lab): Negative
-Jan 4 2012: 4th GEN ELISA (private lab): Negative
they were all done were i live in mexico, but i'm still feeling nervous, since i asked to one association here in my country and they told me i need a WB test to get a conclusive and final result, that because of recurrent health issues i've been having.
I just want to know if with your expertise and knowledge would you recommend a western blot test? i don't care if i HAVE to do it, i just want to feel tranquil and safe again or take care of whatever is going on.
I know you are going to be sincere and tell me the truth i feel so scared since i read and article on aidsmap were some people kept testing negative for hiv but were positive, after more than 10 years!!! by that time i would like to have a child so, i just want to put an end to this.
Thank you

Test results conclusive?

Hi, I had a high risk exposure with a sex worker more than 3 months back. I got myself tested on the 90th day post exposure using the Chemiluminescence HIV test in a hospital in Mumbai, India. The report gives the following information about the test: -The test was performed on an Immunodiagnostic Vitros ECiQ Analyser and is used for the invitro qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV1 and HIV 2. -The vitros anti-HIV 1+2 assay uses 4 recombinant antigens such as HIV-1 env13, HIV-1 env10, HIV-1 p24 (core) and HIV-2 env AL. -My report reads Non reactive with a reading of 0.05. -The report says anything above 1.00 is considered reactive. The following are my questions: 1) Is the Chemiluminscence HIV test a reliable and an accurate one for HIV testing post 90 days of exposure. 2) I asked the hospital to perform an Elisa test but for some reason they did the Chemiluminscence HIV test despite having an Elisa test available with them. Is there any difference between the two tests and if so which of the one is an accurate one? 3) Do I need any further testing post this after 6 months, the reason being I was diagnosed with kidney stones during the 3 month window period, so was just wondering if that would have any effect on my HIV result. Also I read in many places on the internet that tests are not accurate till 6 months of exposure. 4) Which generation of the test is Chemiluminescence HIV test and what is its window period? Kindly let me know the answers to the above questions, I would be really grateful to you. Many thanks in advance.


I got tested for HIV at 2 months and 2 weeks. A month later i developed what looks to be thrush or leukoplakia and have had this for a month. Does this mean i have HIV!?

HIV risk

I made a stupid error. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker in Germany. After a week I had pain in the thighs for 2 days. Then I got to 1.5 weeks and abdominal pain after 2 weeks, a weak bladder. Physician visit was negative. Normal blood count. urine normal values. No bacteria. Had abdominal pain and bladder problems to the 4th Week. After 5 weeks, I got a sore throat but had gone back after 1 week. After 7 weeks with a sore throat and tonsillitis geschollenen lymph nodes. Was at the doctor yesterday and got HIV test done. Conclusion reached Monday.
Is that the same course of an acute HIV infection? Have enormous fear and do not know how I can stand until Monday

combo test

first of all here is my risk...
i had sex with a sex worker the oral was without condom,she licked my balls also my anal part. and i used condom for verginal sex....in next round again oral was unprotected, and i used condom for anal..i only inserted my penis in her *** for a min, i did not discharge, i pulled it out and change the condom...i put new condom on for verginal sex, i again didnot dischange, then she took the condom off and she dischaged me by giving oral and hand job....
now my sysmtoms..
a week after this, i started having flue like symptoms,,,almost 9 dayz after i started feeling sick, extreme diearea and vomiting..... then few weeks later i have a sour throat, few red tiny dots kind pimples on my stomach that hurt. i m getting stiff neck and pain in throat....
i read on the internet the condom are not always 100% for hiv, is it true,,,i used a lubricated condom which was not expired,
also can hiv trasmit thoguh oral, i recevied oral withour condom....
i m so worried...
now the tests..
the test i did was "a anti hiv is a chemiluminescent mictroparticle immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and/or type 2 in human serum.""elisa methoad was used/..
i have done 4of these test so far,,,
1st right after the sex, results, non-reactive, and viral load is 0.8
2nd 5 days after results non-reactive and viral load is 0.9
3rd 2 weeks after results non reactive and viral rate is 0.10
last 23 days after, results non reactive and viral rate is 0.12
thank you


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