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Rapid/Point of Care Test


I have some concerns about the reliability of the following HIV test ( it turned out to be NON REACTIVE):

4th generation HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab by chemilumiescence.

I took it at a private lab, with blood collection, 60 after the risky situation; such event was vaginal intercourse ( I am a man) with condom, nevertheless I didn't know the status of the condom (If it was out of date or weak) but it didn't feel as breaking (never experienced a breaking condom so I didn't know the feeling).
Also, I would like to know if isotrerinoin ( I am taking it for my acne) can affect such test.
Thank you.

Terrified, I need your answer

Please I need your help, I`m so trerrified, and in stress.
I went in hospital in my capital city Prishtina excactly in May (03.05.2016) to do a hiv test because i was worried I diden`t know so much about hiv i read somewhere in internet that hiv could be spread by kissing, and i remembered that one guy which i didn`t know him before kissed me in summer holidays 3 years ago so i started to get worried because i couldnt remember any symptoms and i read also that hiv can not show symptoms in some cases and i come worried more and I decided to do the hiv test first I went a week before going to the hospital in one private labotatory to do the test and it cames negarive but to be more sure because i was anxious i decided to go to the hospital to do the hiv test, and i`ve done it, it came hiv negative as in private laboratory i was so happy i that moment.
What worries me all in this situation is hygiene there in hospital because when i entered inside in that room where they do the test to the patients in desk i saw a used rapid test, doctor didnt threw it away, when I sat in the chair he threw it and started to prepare to do my test.
He took a rapid test a clean needle to pick my finger to draw my blood i saw that but he didnt use a plastic pipette as usually for e.x like in that pivate laboratory which i went one week before and like i saw in internet how doctors around the world do, but he had a plastic bottle it was like small bottle placed in a box up to half of its and doctor took her out to take my blood to put it in rapid test. That "bottle" because i dont know how to say it excactly in english, had a plastic part in the top of her which could be change after he takes the blood and to put new one and to reuse that bottle for other patients again and in the bottom she had a part to suppress by thumb to draw the blood .
So I`m worried about this bottle because so while its used again as i said above doctor could infect her with other patients infected blood by touching her with wet hands by alcohol solution from bloody cotton ball you know what i mean(cotton ball soaked in alcohol to clean the area before picking the finger and after to clean the blood when it cames out in first time) after this proces as he done for me he did to other patients and could infect her everyvere and whats is the worst in the bottom of her. That part could be wet by touching her by thumb and other parts of her by fingers because she had a paper drape which she cant be dry immediatly especialy after the doctor puts her in the box as I said before. When result came negative15 min. later I greet by shakeing hands the doctor which was still wearing the gloves and touched the bottle and the pen to fulfill the questionar and then to sign me. i signed i touched the pen I touched the gloves by shakeing hands but i dont remember if i touched my skin or my mouthe or nouse etc
Two weeks after that i was in hospital I had symptoms like flu then they gone, 4 weeks after I had other symptomes like nausea but i didnt vomit and a little temperature these symptomes last one week then they gone now six weeks after I have sore throat my right side of my neck is swollen a little bit and my left side hurts like is going to swollen and i feel pains under arms. What do you think?
Yesterday i`ve done complete analysis and my erithrocites are a little bit hight, which it means an infection and ALT is 13 AST 24.
Please answer me as soon as posible because im terrifed and sorry for my english if i wasnt clear

P24 antigen + VIH1+2 test

I had a risk behavior so I want to know as much as possible i can.

6-7 Days after the relation, i went to MD and he told me that i have to wait to take hiv test, but in case i couldnt i should take P24 antigen test + VIH1+2 test.

I dont know wich generation the test was, bur the results are:

Technic: Antingen-Antibody reaction


With this information: is it possible to know wich generation of test the lab performed?
Ag.P 24 is reliable?

I understand that i have to wait to have another test. but with those a made mean something? or do not at all.


hiv rapid testing at 89 days

well how good is tjis test or do I need test AGAIN AT 6 MONTHS

question about testing

Hi there I am just wondering that when getting a test done hiv if you have to tell the doctor the type of sex you had. For example is there a different test for unprotected anal vs unprotected vaginal sex or is just the standard blood test for all sexual acts. Do I have to tell the doctor what I engaged in or can I just be confident in requesting a test and not worry about giving full details to the doctor.

89 day rapid test

my test was negative is this rapid test conculsive

HIV Concerned

Hello and thanks in advance for receiving / reading this e-mail message.

My Name is ******

For the first time in my life I had sex at the 15th of April 2016 with a gay man . Unfortunately we had unprotected sex.

Since the 22nd of May I have experienced some concerning signs like high fever (which is stable now at 37.1-37.3 C ) feeling tired and sweating while sleeping and feeling a small abdominal pain . I also lost a bit of weight these days . But the worst thing of all is that I am afraid I am HIV positive. I didn't; have the chance to go for an examination though , as I am very scared to death and I also think that since I am an anxious person I may be enforcing the symptoms myself at a point.

2 days before I contacted the guy I had sex (he was the only sexual partner I had) and mentioned my experience to him .

HE was scared so went under a " FAST HIV TEST" the result was negative . As far as I knew his last sex experience was 4 days before me that's making a 43 days period since the 12th of April (12th April-24th May ) . He took the Test at the 25th of May .

Is the Fast HIV Test to be trusted? Shall I feel better now that I know he is not positive?

I also had some tests but general ones like CMV and EPSTEIN-BARR both were IgG positive and IgM negative. My Hematologist told me not to be worried since this seems to be an old infection. Shall I mention that weeks before I had experienced a half day vominting which was a bad experience but ended up pretty fine .

Thanks for your time

with best regards,

****** from Greece

Hiv test

Hi All,
i AM from india.
I have protected exposure with unknown person in Jan(22),I have done first Rapid test(Rapid solid phase immuno-chromotagraphic) in Feb(27) which in negative.After that went for WB 12 march which is negative.I got married recently now my wife got caught by fungle infection(May24) done rapid test in may(12) which is negative,but still i am fearing.

Kindly clear my doubt

Mr. Coldblue

I tested positive with ELFA at 5 weeks post risky exposure, however i tested non reactive with sd bioline 1/2 rapid test at 5 weeks as well. I need to wait two weeks for western blot, what are the chances I am really positive?

Are my negative test results conclusive?

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend for many months starting in november of 2015 which is where we lost our virginities to eachother (we are each others only partners; we both havent had sex with anyone else). during Mid march I became sick and looked up my symptoms and they matched up to the symptoms of HIV. I took both and oral swab test as well as a blood rapid test during the month of april both came out to be negative... are those tests conclusive or should i take another one? they were both taken around the 5 month mark but im still not sure if it was too early to tell. also if those symptoms were infact HIV symptoms then shouldn't my tests have come out positive? I am currently very anxious about all of this and I want to know if I should still be this apprehensive about it or should I just calm down and relax? thank you


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