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How long does seroconversion last?

1. How long does seroconversion last? I've suffered from aches and joint/muscle pains for 3 weeks since infection.
2. What is the difference between ARS and seroconversion? I am finding conflicting information online.

Thank you!

Confused about Types of HIV tests


I had unprotected vaginal sex and was tested for STI's and HIV 4 weeks later at the New Westminster Public Health Authority. It was a blood test that took 1 week to process and was negative. I am confused about the jargon on this site about all of the different types of HIV tests....does BC use the "4th generation" test? The nurse indicated I should be retested for HIV 3 months after the potential exposure to be certain. I want to understand if the flu like symptoms I am experiencing now could be HIV related? Please help me understand the facts about the HIV test used in BC.

Syringe needle stick in the environment

You people are doing great job. Quick response regarding my issue will be much more appreciated.
Yesterday night I was walking in hospital ground where they have grown grass.where patients relax and sometime people play game there. While I was walking a sharp needle (syringe)poke my 2nd toe. It bleed a little bit. I don't know from how long it was there but it may be 5 to 10 mints fresh or it might be there since morning. There was a little bit blood in the syringe. Now I am thinking that someone might have intentionally thrown it here because people walk in grass bare foot. What are the chances if it has been used by HIV positive person 5 mints before I step on it. Kindly reply. Should I start PEP ? Can I be infected in this way ? What are the chances of getting HIV in this way?

sampath:- is rna test is 100% accurate?

Hi sir,Though i had a protected sex with a prostitute i had some symptoms after 2 weeks they are like, a non itchy plane rash on chest later changed to a painless papule and itchy rashes came on penis ,stomach pain , nausea , mouth sores , blurred vision for few days,though i do not get fever i have chills and night sweats. After few days every thing got normal ,later after 2 weeks of getting normal i.e, after 4 weeks after having sex, i have gone for rna pcr qualitative test which came as non detectable .Is rna pcr after 4 weeks is accurate, what are my chances of getting hiv ?i am so afraid .please reply and help me.thanks in advance.

Lymph swelling and night sweats during and after PEP

After unprotected vaginal sex with a HiV Positive sex worker , I had taken 28 days PEP medication (started after 56 hrs). Developed lyph swelling at right armpit and below jaw from 18 th day of exposure. Lymph below jaw is very hard and painless and have night sweats regularly. Today 38th day after exposure ( 10 the day after pep completion) I have developed more number of lymph swelling at neck and groin area. Mean while I have tested DNA Pcr qualitative on 8 the day after pep and result obtained as ' NOT DETECTED'.

I am in a tremendous stress. Don't know what to do. Please help some one what should I do next to obtaine my status as early as possible.

When will the worry end?

I have had 5 HIV test done 2 4th generation at 3 months and 5 months and 3 oraquick 3,4 and 5 months post possible exposure. I have a man oral sex with no ejaculation I did have have a absec on my gums that was not bleeding. I keep reading 3 months and 6 months is conclusive! Do I need to retest? I feel like I have symptoms but if I did wouldn't I test positive? Thank you!

Questions about oral

Pls help, I had unprotected oral sex with a girl(gave and received), after that I noticed I had bruises on my penis, really scared, I went and did rapid antibody test with the girl the next day and we both came back negative. Do I need another testing at 12 weeks?

Concern of being infected but Negative tests!

1) Can hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative detect all subtypes/strains ( even some rare like e / crf / group 0 ) of hiv 1 at 14.5 weeks ?

2) can ID NAT ( viral screening for Rna/dna for hiv 1/2 detects all subtypes /strains ( even some rare crfs groups strains !?
What is diff between Nat or Id NAT at 124th day ?
3) I had several duo test eclia ELFA and chia method at 4 6 8 12 13 14.5 17 weeks ?

4) if no antibodies then antigens or viral rna DNa should detect ?

All were not detected! Only thing which made me worse was symptoms due to hiv or rain ? But excat post 3 weeks !


Hi, i took an immunochromatographic rapid hiv test 81 day after the possible exposure.it came non reactive. Is the result dependable or ill have to take another test?

Tested twice for HIV, one at 80 days and one at 95 days accuracy


I tested twice for HIV, one at 80 days (negative), one at 95 days (result not back yet).
I am experiencing irregular heart beats and chest pain, and my testicles have been hurting for months.
1) can any medication conditions I have now affect HIV testing?
2) how can the test be accurate if the blood is sent to BCCDC and takes 1-2 weeks to receive the result, don't HIV cells die very quickly? If they die quickly and it takes this long, how can result be accurate?
3) if both of my tests is negative, are they accurate and conclusive?



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