Thank you for answering my previous question that neither flu shot nor the flu itself affect hiv test. However it contradicts with the information on the link below.
I am planning to take hiv test soon but recently exposed to someone who had really bad flu. I had to be in the same car with this person for approximately one hour. 4 other people has come down with flu because they hang around this person. I haven't fallen ill though. This worries me a lot. Do I need to delay testing? A false positive will be nerve-wrecking.
I'm a Portuguese male (therefore, please apologize me for the English mistakes I'll make in the following text).
I had vaginal sex with a Brazilian female prostitute on the 3 August in Lisbon. The condom broke, and I only realized that at the end of the act - she assured me she was HIV negative (but I didn't trust her).
I was put on PEP 5 hours later (Truvada + Retrovir).
I took PEP for 25 days straight (I stopped 3 days earlier - side effects were killing me).
I tested negative at the following dates:
3 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
6 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
7.5 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
8 weeks after exposure (fourth generation hospital duo-test);
My doctor told me to forget about the HIV question and to turn the page, because she's 100% sure I'm not infected.
1) Do you think - 100% sure - that I'm not infected?
2) Have you ever seen someone in my position testing positive on a later stage?
3) How reliable are my tests, knowing I've taken PEP that alters the window period?
Thank you very much. Your work is very helpful, even in a worldwide scale.
I tested negative on rapid test at over 7 weeks ( 7 weeks and 6 days). However the nurse told me that I need to wait for 12 weeks to confirm the results. I am having many symptoms of the disease including low grade fever (for last two weeks, chills and sweat in the night).
History of symptoms:-
First 5 Weeks:-
Week 6 - Week 7:--
Nausea, Headache, occasional night sweats
Week 8 - Week 9 (current week):-
I am having a low grade fever with chills and sweat in the night.
I want to know what is my chances of being infected by HIV. Its too difficult for me to wait for 12 weeks result.
Hi I'm 29 male I had unprotected sex 36 days ago I did the 4th generation test after 25 day from the relationship and it came back negative at the day 26 I had pain all around my ear ,nick and under my arms both sides but nothing swollen yet
My question is how accurate the test that I had?
And how long it takes the lymph node to swelling after the pain begins
Hi everyone. I would just like to get your opinion regarding my risk/possible exposures and the results of my previous tests.
June 7 (possible exposure # 1) - unprotected anal and oral sex with a guy met from an online application with ejaculation on mouth only
June 9 - sore throat, diarrhea, low grade fever, diarrhea, night sweats, muscle pains (arms, legs, back) all for 6 days.
July 30 (7.5 weeks past exposure # 1) - tested negative at a local clinic using HIV antibody rapid test
August 14 (possible exposure # 2) - gave unprotected oral sex with ejaculation, upper gums got swollen in the afternoon
August 24 (11 weeks past exposure # 1) - tested negative using an approved Philippine home HIV test kit (finger prick blood)
August 30 (2 weeks past exposure # 2) - high fever for 2 days, nausea, headache, diarrhea for 1 week
I was so paranoid and related these symptoms to my oral sexual encounter last August 14. My gums got swollen that day and I thought that I could have an open sore that time which led to the possible infection. What makes me more bothered is that I got the fever around 2 weeks after, when ARS typically appears
September 12 (4 weeks past exposure # 2) - Due to paranoia and since I haven't purchased a new HIV kit yet, i re-tested using the kit I used last August 24, since there was still a reagent/HIV buffer left. Before re-using, I was so sure that there was no indication of any line in the T area. After putting blood and the buffer, there was a faint line that showed in the T line!
September 27 (6 weeks past exposure # 2) - tested negative using a new HIV kit.
Now, my questions:
1. I know it was a dumb idea to re-use the kit, but why is there a faint line that appeared? Is it because I re-used the kit? I was thinking there could be something that really reacted from my blood, because if there is nothing, then it should have stayed the same, with nothing appearing on the T-line.
2. Is the September 27 test more reliable? I know that 3-month test is conclusive, but could this be a false negative, given that a faint line appeared on my September 12 test? Did I just use the kit wrongly this time, that's why there is no faint line that appeared?
3. If my September 27 test was indeed accurate, am I cleared of my June 7 exposure?
4. Given my oral exposure last August 14, should I re-test at the three month mark?
What are your thoughts?
I have read in many website including this one that flu shots does affect hiv test outcome. What about having the real flu? Will it affect too?
I went to a clinic where my friend works got blood work done for an hiv test acouple days later I got results back that said hiv-1/hiv-2 antibodies reflex confirmation western blot non reactive <1.00 cut off <1.00
I did this test post 35 days (5 week after exposure. Im very scared I didn't ask for a western blot does that mean I had a positive before and they had to confirm it?
Do you think it will change after because it is borderline <1.00 ? Do people usually get less than <1.00 ??
You guys have been such a help for me so first i would like to thank you for your job , your patience and answering every question that i or anyone posting here ever had !
Really thank you .
I been asking so much for the past 2 months , about my hiv test generation, about it accuracy .....I have been testing so much but it seems that my anxiety doesnt want to go away from me .
Ac anti hiv duo serum/plasma ECLIA , i could not find nowhere something that says is fda approved and neither that is a fourth generation test , i mean no webpage for this hiv test . If you could provide me one i would be extremely grateful to you . I am not doubting your knowlege about hiv tests but i need a peace of my mind i still think i am infected
Can anyone hiv test results change from 3 to 6 months ? I am a healthy young woman who never got hospitalized but what if i been infected with HCV during my vaginal intercourses ? I took a test for it HCV and every other STD at week 12 and was back negative . Can Hep C delay hiv window period ?
Do u think i need more testing ? I cant move on with my life . I want to but i just can not :(
My first hiv test was at week 4 and my last at day 83 , one day shy from 12 weeks .