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Wrong PEP usage

Hi
I know it’s stupid but due to lack of knowledge I started taking PEP 3 WEEKS(not days) post exposure and once I considered what I’ve done, I made my second mistake, I continued it for more than 2 MONTHS!

Now 7 months pasts from the day 0 and I’m totally frustrated..
I’ve tested regularly through this time, monthly NAAT and DUO tests.

I guess I can not consider my HIV status because the PEP has suppressed the viral load and the immune system had enough time to develope few amount of antibodies as an answer to low viral load. And due to presence of antibody the virus never had a chance to rebound. Probably that’s why both RNA and antibody levels are below the detection line.

What you may recommend?
Thank you

HIV duo after 35 days

HIv antigen-not determinable,
antibody-0.02
What is the interpretation ?
what does not determinable means

Worried about the window period

Hi, my "exposure" was protected vaginal sex, to the best of my knowledge the condom did not break.

I had a 4 Generation HIV Test (Dynacare) at 47 days just to be on the safe side, it was non-reactive. I read that CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html) and Catie (https://www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies) regard the 4 Generation HIV Test as conclusive at any time beyond 45 days.

My question is, should I have another test at 3 months? Since my "exposure" was in South America, am I at any risk for HIV-2? Would HIV-2 be picked up conclusively at 47 days as well?

Thanks!

HIV TEST

Hello,

I made 2 test combi hiv 4th gen ,3 month and 4 month.I have a question,if my body dont produce antibodies the antigen is still there detectable.I asked because i am concern about late seroconversion,still i have symptoms,pain in my body,loss of weight

Testing while on PEP

Hello,

I had a sexual encounter with an HIV+ man (which I found out later). Though I was the top and we had protected sex most of the time. I rubbed my penis on his anus and teased it, and inserted it into his anus for around 10 seconds a couple of times. I also fingered his anus and went in a bit deep with a couple of fingers. I had Dyshidrotic Eczema (very small stress bumps filled with transparent fluids but no open wounds that I can recall) on my fingers at the time.
I was put on PEP on the 60th hour post exposure and have been taking the medications everyday. I'm on day 14 at the moment and have 14 more to go.
On the 11th day post exposure, I started having a sore throat, a fever of 99.8 to 100 F, congested/runny nose, sneezes, coughs and headaches. Today, these subsided minus the fever which still fluctuates between 99.5 and 100 F.
I'm really worried about my HIV status. My question is: are there any sorts of HIV tests that I can take while being on PEP that can tell me about my status? Or do I need to finish all 28-days of PEP to get tested via 4th gen HIV test or RNA test?

Thank you for your help.

ARS symptoms after PEP

6 weeks after l finished pep l developed flu-like symptoms such as intermittent fever(37.4'C) for a few days and feel fatigue till now.
My question is:
1) Can pep failed to protected me from hiv and l just have an ars?
2) Can intermittent low-grade fever is include in ars?

PS.l test negative immediately after finished pep.

Should i Re-test after negative results from an instant HIV test?

hi. i had a very short (less than 30 seconds) vaginal sex with a female sex worker. i did instant hiv test after 14 weeks and the result was negative. As i'm so stressed, i'm wondering if i need to repeat the test again or it's conclusive already?

4th generation hiv test

46 days after the risk I did a test that said the following:
Anti hiv 1 + 2 and negative p24 antigen
Method: Electro-chemiluminescence
This test is based on the simultaneous determination of IgG anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 and antigenaemia p24, which allows to reduce the delay between contamination and virus detection.
According to what you have mentioned before, the test that combines the search for antibodies and antigens at the same time is of 4 generation and the window period is 6 weeks in 99% according to many experts. The question I have is that in my test it says: Anti HIV 1 + 2 AND ANTIGEN P24 NEGATIVE
Method: Electro-Chemiluminescence and after says: This test is based on the simultaneous determination of IgG anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 and antigenaemia p24, which allows to reduce the delay between contamination and virus detection. I have read that those of 4 generation usually look for igG and igM and p24 antigen. Could it be that my test only looks for IgG and p24 antigen or have IgM ignored or is it normal? Is it still 4 generation to look for antibodies and antigens? Can I stay calm for being 4? Thank you very much for your help andgreetings from barcelona, you do a magnificent job

Are my results conclusive?

hello I stay in India . I had protected vaginal sex not sure of the condom date i had ejaculated inside her and had unprotected oral sex licked sex worker vagina with a lotion this is my only exposure under the bed sheets

i performed hiv p24 antigen and antibodies cmia test at 25 days which was negative

i performed hiv -1 pcr rna qualitative at 25 days which was negative

I performed hiv cmia only antibodies test which was negative

i performed hiv pcr rna quantitative test on 77 days for hiv-1 which was negative.

I performed hiv p24 antigen and antibodies test elisa method at 86 days which was 0.40 non reactive
did westernblot at 92 days which was negative
I experienced body warmness,rashes which persists till today,have blurred vision after washing eyes in the bathroom after sex . Are my test results conclusive.

hiv tridot at 17 weeks negative.

test vih 4 generation

Good morning,
I did an HIV test 45 days of the risk situation but did not say if it was 4 generation or what generation it was the following:

Anti HIV 1 + 2 AND ANTIGEN P24 NEGATIVE
Method: Electro-Chemiluminescence

This test is based on the simultaneous determination of IgG anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 and antigenaemia p24, which allows to reduce the delay between contamination and virus detection.

Is it a fourth generation test? The Spanish health ministry told me that a 4-generation test passed 6 weeks of the risk situation.
Thank you.

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