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INSTI rapid hiv test, 30 days after potential exposure

Dear Sir or Madam,

thanks for reading my question.

I did INSTI rapid hiv test on (Feb. 24), 30 days after potential exposure to hiv virus (Jan. 26).

The result is negative.

I wonder to know that whether this result is accurate or not.

When should I do the rapid test again?

My appreciation!

urrrrgentttt help required

hi i had sex with a female and after 6 week i tested and the test was negative and after that she had typhoid fever and after that i again been with her and now i am scared that i am affected she has lot of bf which i came to know now and i did i not cum inside her if you suggest me to take the test what test should i take when to take and if i am affected should i be on medication for whole life even if i am getting test very soon may be by 10 week. if i have multiple partner and all are hiv- then is there a chance of getting exposed pls clarify as soon am really scared?

follow-up query re: initial Q with title educated information

The information provided by the Aids Vancouver helpline through volunteer Christina was very informative and helpful. Somehow it it gave me peace of mind. Yes, I would still go for a test, just to be clinically conclusive about it. I am planning to have the test after 30 days, just to be sure that it is included in 21-25 days window period. And then I would have another on the 3rd month. In light, what tests would you recommend me to have? Does this 4th generation test cover not only HIV screening but also for other STIs? If not, what test should I seek? Another is what type of doctor should I visit for these tests?

Thanks

i have symptoms of hiv am i infected

hi I had a intercourse with a girl on 1st of jan and on feb 13th i took my hiv rapid and it was negative... on feb 22 i again had an intercourse with the same girl but now after a week am feeling completely tired and mouth ulcers pls help what test should i take and how long should i wait pls reply

hiv window period

HELLO I AM 35 YEAR OLD MAN FROM DELHI INDIA. I HAD PHYSICAL RELATION WITH A GIRL FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS. (ALWAYS PROTECTED) THE LAST ENCOUNTER WAS ON 18/07/15. I AM MENTALLY DISTURBED & THINKING ABOUT HIV INFECTION. I HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR HIV ANTIBODIES TESTS
FIRST ON 26/07/15 (HIV 1 & 2 P24 ANTIGEN COMBO)
SECOND ON 09/10/15 (RAPID )
THIRD ON 14/11/15 (HIV 1 & 2 P24 ANTIGEN COMBO)
FOURTH ON 20/11/15 (RAPID)
LAST ON 13/01/16 (RAPID)
ALL THE TIME THE RESULT IS NON REACTIVE.. CAN A MAN TAKE MORE THAN SIX MONTHS TO TEST HIV POSITIVE. DO I NEED FURTHER TESTING OR ANOTHER TYPE OF TEST OR ITS OK

HIV rapid test and time-windows

hello,

I took a rapid test at the 6 month mark since last exposure and tested negative, however it may have been 5 months (to play it safe). Is my result still negative or is more testing required? The test I took had two indicator lines, here's a picture of the test I believe: http://www.reportageonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/rapid-tests2.jpg I believe it was the combo but not sure, but It looked very similar to the one in the middle because it had a baseline on top and two indicators on the bottom.

The CDC states on their website that at the 3 month mark a rapid test is 97% accurate, this has made me question my results, I read on your website that 3 months is definitive, but the CDC states otherwise, is their information outdated? Is the remaining 3% attributed to the PEP, hep c treatments, and chemo? And if so can you please link a source or explain the 3% margin, I'm feeling some anxiety over it.

Thank you for your time

Follow up: what is the generation of Rapid Kits ?

Hi,
After Completion of 89 days I took TRIDOT Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody test. It was Negative. Thanks for your Quality of Information about HIV related issues.

Please make a comment about my 89 days Test results! and Let us Know the TRIDOT Generation and Accuracy.

Regards,
From India.

Chance of a Rapid HIV Negative Test at 3 months turning positive?

Hi,

First off thank you for the work that you do every day in helping folks with questions on such a terrifying disease. I am a young man who has had sex before, but I only recently started thinking about the dangers of sex and the transmission of HIV/STDs. Here is my question. Apart from the other times I've had sex in the past, I had sex with two callgirls, one in October and one in November. The first one was just oral and vaginal sex, but the other was vaginal and anal sex, again, all protected. Both told me they were HIV negative, but since then, I've had no sexual encounters altogether (mostly because I am just scared out of my mind).

I took an INSTI Rapid Test 66 Days (9 Weeks), 82 Days (11 Weeks), and then a final test at 95 Days (13 Weeks), all of which came back negative. I get that there was low risk to start, but so much stuff I read says 6 months is conclusive or 1 year is conclusive. What really worries me is that I'm in that 0.01% that receives a false-negative, only to test positive down the road. In these three months I have had headaches, a sore-throat, and sometimes have felt fatigue, but these have all been for 1 or 2 days at a time, or could be logically explained by something else - like walking out in the cold or not stretched before a workout.

I realize this all may be very trivial as opposed to other questions, but I just can't get this fear out of my head and would like to know what my chances are, realistically, of testing HIV-positive after the three tests that I mentioned above? One other issue of concern for me is that diabetes runs in my family, which I've heard can sometimes cause autoimmune problems - one of the reasons a 3-month HIV test is sometimes not reliable. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes or any autoimmune problems, but if I were to be living with diabetes and not know, could that have affected the three negative HIV tests I have already had?

Any help would be much appreciated. I just really want to see a day where the thought of HIV doesn't cross my mind in the span of 24 hours. Thanks?

impetigo, test results, prequalification

I tested for hiv seven months ago. my last exposure was about eight months ago but before that i have had other exposures. i just got infected with impertigo a skin diseases found among hiv positives. even though my test was negative it makes me fearful because of the disease and the test kit which was used.it is called first rapid response to hiv test 1.2.0. it is usaid approved but not WHO prequalified.pls any idea about WHO prequalification.
Thanks and eagerly waiting for reply.

Rapid Point-of-Care follow-up

Hi - I posted this earlier in the year:
http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/strip-club-fear-coldsore

As a follow-up, I have had a Rapid Point-of-Care test at 4 weeks and then 9 weeks (less 2 days). Both of which came back negative. I understand the window period is 12 weeks, however, how accurate can I consider the results from the above two tests?

I am fighting a large amount of anxiety and compulsions to get tested over and over again.

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