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hiv duo at 40 days

Dear Sir/Madam,
I have done a stupidest thing,I had 4 sexual encounters with 4 different sex workers and each sexual encounter was at a gap of approximately 1 week and all sexual encounters was done using condom. My last sexual exposure was on 25th September. From 26th onwards i have different symptoms like a rash on chest ,fatigue, ill like feeling and itchy rashes on my penis and anus,white thrush on backside of my tongue .After 18 days of my last sexual encounter I had RNA PCR qualitative test and the result came as "not detected" later on day 40 after of my last sexual encounter I had 4th generation HIV DUO test which came as non reactive and index value is 0.16.I heard that hiv duo test at 6 weeks is conclusive,is my HIV DUO test is conclusive?or should i have to test again? please reply and help me, thanks in advance.

Windows period with PCR and fourth generation tests

Dear AIDsV. I practiced unprotected receptive anal sec 7++ weeks ago then two weeks later I got all ars symptoms. Partner tested one day before sex > negative
I tested on day 19 and 35 results were negative.
I plan to retest at 8 weeks with PCR and fourth generation tests. My question are:
1- Is 8 weeks test with PCR test conclusive?
2- will I need further test after 8 weeks PCR test negative?
3- what the chance that my five weeks negative result with rapid blood test change at eight weeks?
4- if my PCR at eight weeks were positive, would I need confirmation test?
Thank you:

How accurate is 3rd gen EHIV assay

I just wanted to ask if a result of <0.05 at 5th month and 0.06 at 6th month conclusive. The machine they used was ADVIA Centaur CP HIV 1/0/2 Enhanced (EHIV) assay. From what i researched it only detect antibodies not the antigen or am I wrong.

cunnilingus, 6 weeks test, freaking out

Hi, I really appreciate your work.

I did cunnilingus on a stripper few weeks ago for couple of minutes, then I got into my sense and stopped it.

I started freaking out and got tested with an antibodies test at 6 weeks, it was negative. How reliable was my test? Do i need to test again at 3 month? Worried, please answer these questions

Hepatitis C and HIV Plz Help

I had unprotected sex with a lady who status is unknown, I tested with hiv combo after 14 weeks and it was negative tested again after 5 months and it was negative. my concern is that I tested also for hepatitis B and C after 5 months all negative. Here is my question, is it possible that I am infected with hepatitis C and HIV test was affected or is it possible that because I am infected with HIV i got negative test for hepatitis C ? I am getting crazy really
Thank you very much

AIDS symptoms ?

Hi All,
seven years ago I had a high risk sex. Two weeks ago I had AIDS symptoms.
I went immediately to do an HIV test ECLIA roche IV generation and p24 antigen detection abilty.
The result is negative. I have to repeat the test or is definitive ?
Thank you


i got cut on my penis while having anal sex , what should i do ?

immunodeficiency and hiv tests

Thank you for your time.

I had a risky encounter in april with a transexual. I was bottom ( no protection )

I know it was a stupid thing to do, and the last six months have been the worst, and I don't think I will ever believe I am 100% Negative

Two weeks after encounter-
Developed a butterfly rash on my face that felt like sunburn.

Three weeks-
Came down with a fever, headache, chills, mild sore throat, sweats. This lasted for 24 hours.

Other symptoms include-

Sensitive skin,
Cuts , esp after biting nails taking a while to repair, and seem to get infected, but clear in the end.

At seven weeks, I had a 4th gen finger prick test, which was negative.

At thirteen weeks, the same test still negative.

Then at 22 weeks negative.

But I still can't get it out of my mind. I am married with a daughter and feel so guilty. I can't get close to my wife again just in case .

I still have the rash on my face, and was diagnosed with rocasea. It just seems strange that I get this rash, and that 24 hour fever, a couple of weeks after the encounter

My question is, if you have aimmunodeficiency disorder, would your test be false negative or false positive?

The reason why I ask is because the last three colds I have had, have gone straight to my chest, having to have two weeks of work each time. Also with my cuts slow of healing and sometimes getting infected (but still heals after a while)

Could I have a immunodeficiency that has not been diagnosed yet? I am terrified to go to the doctors, just in case I find that I am hiv positive, as my hiv tests were not from my doctors, but from a charity called Higgins trust UK

I made such a bad mistake, and I am paying for it. If there is any chance I am positive, I will take my life.

The stress of all of this has taken its toll.

HIV Infection - Incredibly Complicated / Inconsistent Results - HELP!

I have a very complicated situation and would love any thoughts.

Two weeks ago, I had an incident where the I had sex with 3 men, as a bottom, and used a condom, but don't know the status of the individuals. I also don't know if the condoms were put on correctly (as it was dark) and one of the individuals came in me (I don't believe the condom broke but not sure).

So two days after the incident, I started on PREP (I couldn't get PEP) and then 5 days later, I went and got tested. The Antigen, Antibody test were both Negative but the clinic also did an HIV RNA quant test that showed up Positive with a viral load amount of 294. At this point, I had been on PREP (Truvada) for 5 days.

5 Days later, I got another RNA Qual (Super sensitive so from what I was told, detects viral load of <20) and that was negative. I also re-run the antibody and it was negative.

My doctor is hoping that the initial RNA was a false positive (due to the context) and because the initial viral load was so low, but also uncertainty because of being on PREP and perhaps that bringing down the viral load prior to the test.

Any thoughts? Sorry, it's a bit convoluted of a scenario but would appreciate any counseling.

does all test after 3 month is conclusive in all developed and developing nation test procedure

thanks for previous response..I'm so much thankful for that
I would like to know the test about 4th gen Elisa test antigen-antibody on exact 6th month and 2 days which came negative...and on 5th month I did immunochromatography test which is negative...I took these two test from different place in order to be sure.. the 5th month test was taken from normal clinic near my house and another from the reknown lab of Kathmandu Nepal..I would like to know is the tests are accurate in all over the county after 3 months (I don't have any 4 condition that affect on my test) either on developed western countries or developing countries.. I'm still in dilemma because I have swollen nodes on left part of neck..I have 4 nodes swollen two behind ear (one little big and hard doc thinks it's nothing to worry another one small tiny which is palpable) and other two small papable on same side of neck below ear . and I have pain on right side of neck...i'm in stress because of the swollen nodes not going away from 24 days..does it mean I have hiv but not shown on test?? and sometimes I'm having pain on my shoulder and hand and even in leg too..


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