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when to test with pcr rna qualitative test for hiv

Hello sir.

Can a pcr rna qualitative test detect the virus after window period if a person is not in ART. As it is not clear in Web and also so many infectious specialist. 2) does auto immune disorder like rehmatiod arthritis can prolong the window period more than 1 year. 3) is there any reported case that actually infected with hiv but tests are not detect it. Because different tests have periods. 4)does rna qualitative test gives always positive throughout his life if a person is infected with hiv
thinking u.

exposure maybe?

I had unprotected intercourse with my male friend but afterwards I start freaking out that was constantly on my mind " what if he gave me HIV?" afterward the incident My stomach was very upset I had extremely bad gas then i got diarrhea that lasted 5 days it stopped after i took pepto-bismol after dealing with incident i decided to get tested at 21 weeks is this test conclusive? Or should I get tested at the six month mark?


I had a negative HIV test 3 months after an exposure (condom broke, unknown status of partner) it's ending 4 months since my exposure and I have nonstop symptoms of AIDS . I'm scared that I'm positive and the HIV test isn't picking it up, maybe cause since I have AIDS it's not picking up the HIV antibodies? Has/does HIV progress this fast? I'm just scared that I'm positive and it's not showing up, I need to know so I can start taking medicine. I feel like the 3 months isn't accurate, I also had a negative at 6 weeks. I'm going to get a 6 month test, hope it's still negative. But I don't know cause these symptoms aren't going away, and this can't just be the flu like you all say it could be. I have been way too stressed out these past months. Thanks for your reply

exposure recieving blowjob

I got tested using SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0 168 days after the exposure and the result is negative should i retested at 12 days to make 180 days/months for conclusive result?

accuray and reliability of tests in terms of time

I got hiv antibody test at 6 weeks and hiv pcr plasma at 8 weeks post possible exposure.
Almost all the symptoms have been experienced. Fever, night sweats and sore thoroat are recurrent.

1. How reliable and accurate antibody test at 6 week post possible exposure?

2. How reliable and accurate pcr plasma test at 8 weeks if even viral load is very very low?

3. Could these test detect if there is coinfection with hepatitis.

4. Is fever and sore throat in hiv recurring and intermittent?

aids without detectable antibodies

my question is can someone have aids and the antibodies test be negative after the window period or after many years of exposure ?
i found case that someone is hiv infected and the antibody test was negative and he was not in window period
is that information reliable ?
can antibodies test be false negative after many years ?
even if this case is very rare to happen but is it possible to be infected with aids and the antibodies test be negative ?
i am so scared and confused please help

8 tests, 3 labs- Can I move on?

I had unprotected vaginal sex in Feb 2014(Im a male). My partner was of unknown status- it lasted 1-2 minutes (not sure if that changes anything).

I've had 8 tests done by 3 different labs in one years time.

5-7 months past possible exposure I had a generation 2 rapid antibody test
8-10 months past possible exposure I had a generation 3 antibody test
11-13 months past possible exposure I had a DNA PCR test
13-15 months past possible exposure I had a generation 4 antigen/antibody test

All test came back negative or non-reactive. My question is: since i've looked for the virus (PCR) and the antibody, can I consider my results conclusive?

Thank you so much.

HIV Testing

Should I trust the accuracy of my last hiv test?

I had unprotected sex back on Dec 14. I went to a lab after 10 days and had and STD exam which included HIV early detection test and it came out negative. Later at 30 days I had another one done and it was also negative. Lastly at 15 weeks I had a rapid test (Oraquick) and it was also negative.

how accurate is hiv duo test at 2 weeks if having symptoms

I am a doctor. 14 days ago I had a very minor needle stick injury (25g needle, infiltrating subcutaneous local anaesthetic, superficial injury (finger only bled with squeezing), no visible blood on needle). I am unsure of patient's HIV status but from low risk group. I bled and washed the finger. (Foolishly) I did not report the injury as I deemed risk was negligible. 2 days ago (12 days post injury) I developed flu like symptoms (low grade fever, sore throat). I realise that this is almost certainly an incidental viral URTI but nonetheless I am now very anxious. I have now reported the incident to occupational health but they have told me I have to wait until 6 weeks to be tested. I have read on line that HIV duo is quite sensitive from as early as two weeks. How accurate is the test in the context of symptoms? Should I get the PCR instead? Many thanks for any advice.

HIV ARS symptoms and RNA tests

Hi, I really hope you can answer since im really anxious.

About a month ago i had protected vaginal sex with a sex worker. After removing condom i might have gotten a bit of vaginal and menstrual blood on my fingers (hard to see) and then i masturbated to finish.

About a week later i had diarrhea, nausea, fatigue and and a week after that a low-grade fever, body aches, malaise, slight sore throat, and headaches. I was diagnosed with influenza b and pneumonia. Prescription was levaquin antibiotics. I felt better after a couple of weeks but got oral thrush, for which i was given nystatin and almost clears up now, after two weeks.

I had RNA tests at 12 days and 20 days. First result didnt specify which test (labcorp) and second test said Aptima. Both tests negative as well as rapid test at about 24 days.

Im still anxious due to the various symptoms and their duration. Even now i have slight throat discomfort, headaches, tendency to nausea. Hard to tell if some red spots in chest and neck are rash, also i dont know if slight discomfort in neck, and armpit could be from swollen lymph nodes.

Not sure if these symptoms got worse due to stress and im still fighting them. Im afraid all this is due to weakened immune system.

Will do another antibody test but need to wait for window. Im at 4 weeks now, will wait for 6 weeks.

Meanwhile can you please help me assess my situation, with risk, symptoms and tests done so far?

Thanks in advance, you are doing a great job.


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