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3rd generation test

I was wondering about the Canadian standard for tests.
I had an HIV test done in Halifax 9.5 weeks after exposure which was reported negative. I don't know if a Western Blot was required to rule out the infection or not.
My question is, does anywhere in Canada still use a 2nd generation test, or is it required for ALL health care facilities to use a 3rd generation test now?
I had many symptoms, which all left after 2 weeks but the swollen lymph node remains. I am going back to test at 12 weeks.
Thank you.

Do I need be tested?

I received oral sex with condom and received rimming without any protection but no other sex activities. Do I need to be tested? And where Can I go for a rapid test in Vancouver?

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What is accuracy rate of hiv at 12 weeks test by elisa rapid test method

Worried

 
I made an awful mistake. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown status. Within a few weeks I was fatigued, had a couple nights where I had night sweats, those of which disappeared within a week or so. Then around the fifth week I developed a headache and swollen lymph nodes. The headache went away within two weeks but the swollen lymph nodes remain even now. (10 weeks after exposure). I also developed an ulcer on my bottom lip at the 9-10 week mark.
 
I had standard antibody tests done (3rd generation ELISA I assume). The first one was at 6.5 weeks(negative) and the second was done at 9 weeks (negative).
 
I have a couple questions. My 9th week test I tested for Hep B and C and mono, as well as HIV. All my tests except HIV came back within a couple of days. My HIV test took twice as long to come back. I'm worried that they needed to do a confirmatory test with a Western Blot and that its possible that there weren't enough antibody bands for the Blot to deem it conclusive. 
 
Does a doctor or lab have a mandate to report a positive result on an ELISA if the Western Blot deemed it negative? I'm very worried and anxious about this, simply because I have the clinical description of ARS (the lymph node in my neck and possibly an enlarged node in my groin(hard to tell).
 
My other question is ...why do some people seroconvert later? I am a 23 year old male with no history of chronic illness or anything like that. I smoked cigarettes for a long time and drink often but consider myself pretty healthy regardless.
 
Sorry about the length of this post, I have been suffering from severe anxiety.  Thank you for taking the time to read this. 
 
 
 
 

can I rely on my results?

 Hi, I had unprotected sex with a CSW in Cuba back in July 25. I have tested negative at 1, 4, 8 and 13 weeks here in DC area. The tests were EIA 3rd generation (only antibody). Can I consider my 13 weeks test as conclusive?

UNPROTECTED VAGINAL SEX

 AFTER UNPROTECTED VGINAL SEX DURING MENSTURAL CYCLE SO THERE WAS BLOOD
I HAVE MONY SYPTOMS
SOR THROAT
ORAL THRUSH AFTER 1 WEEK UP TO 3 MONTH
SEWLLING KNEE UP TO 3 MONTH
SKIN DRYNESS
DIZZNESS
I HAD 4 TEST
1-AT 21 DAY WAS ANTIBODIES TEST
2-AT 28 DAY WAS COMBO TEST
3-AT 41 DAY WAS COMBOTEST
4 AT AT (11 WEEKS)77 DAY WAS COMBO TEST
ALL TEST NEGATIV AND NON REACTIVE
SYPMPTOMS STIL GO WITH ME
SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH ITS NOT MY LANGUAGE
ABOUT MY TEST ITS OK OR NOT
SHOULD I RETST AGIN AND WHEN
THANKS

RNA PCR and HCV

  Dear team,
I had intercourse on 1 year 6 months before.
After 8 months of my post exposure i did hcv and hiv test.
 i got hcv- positive  and Hiv 1&2- negative
and i tested for hcv rna pcr quqntitative test, valve was less then 15 range. 
Doctor told me there is a chance for me to cure automatically by my immune system because 15 to 25% of the people their immune system cures hcv ...
and also i verified in internet that 15% of hcv infected peoples having chance to cure by their own body immunity  with in a year after infection.
 
By luckly last 4 months i got hcv negative .
 Now 1 year and 6 months completed ,
And also my hiv test  is negative.
I did Hiv1 RNA real time quantitative pcr test - Below the detection Limit.
Linear detection Range: 50- 1000000 copies/mL)
 
my question..
1. Are my hiv rna pcr result is conclusive?
 
i got hcv positive at 8th month. now 1 year 6 months completed, last 4 months i got hcv test negative.
 
2. there is any change for me to reproduce hcv again?

alcohol affects HIV test?

Dear team,
Will taking alcohol 24 hours before HIV RNA PCR Test affect the results??
 

HIV DUO TEST @28 days

 I have hiv duo test at 28 days after my risky expouser and it came back nagetive. I heard this test is accurate more then 95% after 28 days. So my question is 1) if female to male transmission rate is 1 in 1000 (as per data available on internet) wat will be my chances for HIV positive after a negetive result @ 28 days. I know 12 weeks result is 100% but just need to relax. Now I'm on my 8th week of expouser so should I test now for 100% assurance or I will wait for 12 weeks to be completed.

HIV AIDS Query

 Sir, I recently had an unprotected sex with a commercial sex worker on 4/12/2012. I went for a H1 , H2 antibody & P24 antigen test on 28/12/2011 which is exactly on 24th day of unprotected exposure. I have heard that test on 28th day gives 95% accuracy. So what is the accuracy level of the test on 24th day ? I will obviously go for another test on 6th week and 3 months. thanks.

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