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WHAT IS RELIABILITY OF RAPID ANTIBODY TESTS BY ALERE

Hello,
I appreciate your team for the great work!
I HAD TWO RISKY EXPOSURE ON 10 AND 11TH AUGUST 2012 WITH A LADY EACH DAY ONE ROUND LASTING ABOUT 2 MINUTES UNPROTECTED PENETRATIVE VAGINAL SEX, AFTER A WEEK SHE TOLD ME SHE TESTED HIV+. I AM MALE AND CIRCUMCISED, 3 WEEKS LATER I EXPERIENCE PAIN PASSING OUT URINE, NECK PAIN AND TWO NIGHTS OF SWEATING THEN MILD HEADACHE THAT LASTED FOR A WEEK. I BECAME SO SHOCKED AND STRESSED FROM THE MOMENT SHE TOLD ME HER HIV STATUS UP NOW
I HAD AN HIV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST BY ALERE DETERMINE TM HIV 1/2 AT 4WEEKS - NON REACTIVE, ANOTHER HIV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST BY ALERE DETERMINE TM HIV 1/2 AT 6WEEKS - NON REACTIVE, ANOTHER HIV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST USING DETERMINE HIV 1/2 AT 7WEEKS - NON REACTIVE, ANOTHER HIV RAPID ANTIBODY TEST BY ALERE DETERMINE TM HIV 1/2 AT 9WEEKS - NON REACTIVE
 

testing conclusive

 
i have had a protected vaginal encounter with a  sex worker after sex i removed my condom with my hand after that condoms out side wet with vaginal fluid that condom tuch with my opening of my penis is their any chance of hiv transmission
After 25 days i done a pcr dna test   result is not detected
After 111 days i done a antibody test (sd bioline rapid test) result with in
10 min negative
now 145 days over now i have a dry cough and cold i have anxity, do i want an anothor test if want which test i need

Can I get HIV from a finger prick 3 hrs prior?

 
Hello, I'm embarrassed to ask this question but I'm worried & would be much relieved if it was answered.
Yesterday a girl stood up and there was menstrual blood on my chair she'd been sitting in, she didn't notice it & I only noticed it as she was leaving. I had more clients coming in so I quickly grabbed an anti-bacterial wipe, I used a tissue to hold the wipe & wiped the blood from the chair. I then disposed of it in the bathroom & thoroughly washed my hands. I'm pretty sure the blood never touched my skin & it was a few (maybe 3 or 4) minutes that the blood was drying on the chair. I also do not think there is a chance this person has the virus. I'm just overly concerned because I am 7 months pregnant & have gestational diabetes. I had pricked my hand several times in the morning but it had been about 3 hrs since the last prick.
Are these finger pricks considered "open wounds" or would they have been closed by then. 
How long does it take for a finger prick to close?
Sorry to ask such silly questions but being pregnant I stress out about everything & really don't need something else to worry about... please help.
Thank you

need solution for my questin

This is vinoth from india. Three months before I had sex with sexworker. After completing the sex I get back my pennis from her pussy. At that time only I come to know I lost my condoms in her pussy.  Exactly I dont know when my condoms removed and went to her pussy. After 90 days I took hiv tridot hiv spot method test. That is non reactive. But still I am confused. I dont know I am safe or not. Tridot method is accurate method to detect hiv in 90 days? Is I need to take some other test? I am safe or not? Plz answer my question. Waitting for your kind response...

Test Results

 
I have a possible contact with HIV Positive person before 12 weeks. At the 13 th day Mark i have done PCR RNA and Antigen Antibody Test and found Negative and follow ups of 4 th week Rapid and 6 the Weeks Rapid and 12th Weeks Rapid are found Negative.. So am i consider this is my conclusive test result??
Please Advise
MR--Pala

Unprotected sex long ago and now sick symptoms

 
Hello there,
I'm from Cambodia, not very healthy man. I have unprotected sex (condom completely broke) with commercial sex worker and ejaculated inside her. That was in Feb 2008.
 
- My first test was on April 2009 (13 or 14 months): Abbott Determine HIV 1/2 Negative
 
Then
 
- March-2010 (2 years): Abbott Determine HIV 1/2 Negative
- August-2011 (3 years): Abbott Determine HIV 1/2 Negative
- Feb-2012 (4 years): Abbott Determine HIV 1/2 Negative
- May-2012 (4 years): Axsym MEIA ab/ag HIV 1/2: Negative
- May-2012(4 years): Axsym MEIA HIV 1/2: Negative
- June-2012(4 years): Serodia HIV 1/2 Negative
 
Questions:
Now I'm falling sick with so many same symptoms of HIV.
 
1. Can my weak health cause false negative due to weak detectable antibody?
2. My tests above are outdated or not? do you know them? (I think Abbott Determine is 2nd generation only) 3. I tested MEIA ab/ag (4th generation?) at 4 years, So the AG part was useless right? So All I tested were only antibody. All I worry now is because i'm sick and weak health and tested only antibody would cause false negative.
 
I think 4th gen test are more accurate but I was too late to test with it (4 years). So at the clinic they have only Western blood that is the better choice but it's more expensive. Do you think I should test WB?
 
4. The sex workers would have had sex with men from Africa because there are many black men in my country especially Nigeria. What do you think about HIV rare group and subtypes? other causes can make false negative?
 
5. Do you have anything to add to help me? I want to forget about hiv but serious symptoms are having.
I met a doctor and I told him about my history, he scan my body with ultrasound and he saw lympnodes inside my body. Then He suggested me having other hiv tests because He said HIV tests would have been false negative.
 
What do you think?
 
 
Thank you so much, I'm waiting for your answer.
 

Messed up and worried.

 
It was an Hiv DNA RT PCR test with Elisa antibody test taken at 26 days past possible exposure and an oral rapid test at 38 days post exposure.
Both negative. Symptoms I've had few bumps that look like psoriasis on my elbows. Chest, shoulders, legs, and buttocks. Had three days of low fever in the afternoon. And nausea and diarrhea for 2 days. That was all between 3-4 weeks after exposure. No swollen glands or sore throat.  I'm at 6 weeks post possible exposure now. What can I do to know for sure now, and how reliable are the tests I took before? USA here
 

is my test result conclusive

 
i was participated sex with gay on june3rd 2012 after that i did tridot test on july 14th and july 24th and september 12th three times came negitive and i have a doubt because i did handblow job with my penis before the test is my test results are conclusive pls answer me
 

Concerned about status and retesting

Hi There,I am concerned that I had a HIV exposure back in Oct. 2011. Exposure was with a Australian flight attendant with unknown status and was unprotected vaginal penetration lasting no more than 10 seconds before realizing my mistake. I had several HIV tests done including a DNA PCR at 22 days, and a rapid oral test at 14 weeks from a very well known clinic. All test have come back negative and I was mostly at peace. I have recently regained anxiety as my current partner has had some minor symptoms that have concerned me (i.e. lightheadedness that caused near fainting and a recent sore throat that developed a week after the fainting epsiode). She is not aware of my concerns around HIV as after 3 months I thought it was conclusive and didn't want to burden her with more thoughts...which then makes this difficult to not be able to confide in someone. I want to get tested again, but just had the flu vaccine 2 weeks ago. I've read the flu vaccine can cause a false positive or negative on a rapid test. Is this accurate? Also, can I be confident with my existing test results as their seems to be a mix of 3 months and 6 month window period info (6 months appears to be a bit old). Regarding the 3 month oral test, I'm guessing it was the OraQuick Advanced which seems to have discussion to whether it is a gen 2 or 3 test. Would this test be accurate at 3 months if it is truly a gen 2 test? In addition there is a lot of conflicting information on a PCR DNA Test. Could lightheadeness be a ARS symptom for my partner? I am in my 30s and in good health with no history of other illnesses. I had a full std panel completed at 3 months as well and all came back negative except for low positive for HSV1. While I know HSV1 is very common and I could have contracted this when I was a child, I am concerned that I contracted this during this same exposure as I have never had a cold sore that I can recall and still have not had one to date. Could contracting HSV1 at this time cause a delay in the PCR and Antibody tests? Thank you so much for your help!

seroconversion illness, accuracy of rapid test

 
Once i had sex with a lady.i didn't know her status, therefore i decided to protect myself.but during the act she removed the condoms without my knowledge perhaps bcos it was my first time i didn't realize it.she told me she was having pains dat is why she removed it.3 weeks afterwards i started having excruciating (very severe) pains in my penis.it lasted for about 2 weeks and went away on its own.Through my internet search, i found out dat it could be a sign of seroconversion illness.Therefore i took a rapid test at 4 weeks and it was negative.i took another test at 3 months and 6 months and they were also negative.
 
1. My fear is dat is de pains i had in the penis not a seroconversion illness bcos it ocurred 3 weeks after exposure and went away on its own in 2 weeks.moreover i ve lost some weight and feel fatigued of late?
 
2. Could it be that at the time i tested de antibodies had not reached detectable levels?
 
3.How sure can i be that the rapid test used in my country (a developing
nation) is accurate?

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