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99 day non reactive rapid immunochromatographic assay

hi i am jinx from the philippines i had unprotected anal (im on top) with a stranger on march 1, 2016 and got i got tested on june 9, 2016 in a government building that offers free test the test was rapid immunochromatographic assay. the city in which i live is hiv free from 1998 to 2012 but im still confused because i had hiv symptoms that might be nothing more than just a result of heat (summer here is very hot in fact a almost 10 people from where i live died of heat exhaustion). i had rashes in my neck and shoulders. and tired other than that no more symptoms that i saw on the internet *question should i get tested again or feel safe and how accurate is a rapid immunochromatographic assay thanks

HIV Test Result

Hi,

I'm a 28 year old Indian male. I had a high risk exposure on 30th April '16. I had anal sex with another guy in which I bottomed. The other person used condom. But I started having several symptoms of HIV on week later.

I got tested twice. First on 28th of May and then on 24th of June.

Both test results were negative.

(1) Latest result: HIV - DUO by CMIA (IV th Generation test) - NON REACTIVE (0.08)
(2) Older result: ANTI HIV I & II (Serum/CMIA) - NON REACTIVE (0.07)

I still seem to have all the symptoms and test results are negative.

Should I get myself tested once at the 3 month mark and then again at 6 month mark ?

Please advice. Waiting anxiously for the reply.

Hiv Rapid Testing Algorthm

Hi All, im really worried i need help im 22 years old sorry for my English. i have had sex with a guy unknown hiv status he keep telling me that he get tested always. but im in full of regret for what i did and feeling guilty i start to worry when i get tonsil after 41 days it lasts for 2 Days but never had flu upto date i get tested after 10 weeks Non Reactive and the again i get tested by ( Hiv rapid testing algorithm) after 94 Days in aga khan hospital it was negative my question is

1.is my test conclusive?
2. can tonsillitis affect my result?

thank you!

i would be happy to hear from you!

Has past PEP use affected my 12 week Hiv reading ?

Hi there,

I had an exposure on March 7th, 2016.. I tested up until June 1st, 2016 which makes it around 86-87 days, which is around 12 weeks and it came back negative. I did not use PEP for this exposure. I should add that it was with a sex worker and I used protection and it did not break. I was happy to take the negative result as conclusive until I read that if you have used PEP in the past it might delay the reading and I might have to wait up to 6 months for a conclusive result. I used PEP on two occasions in the past and adhered to the regimen and tested up to 6 months for each time. Does that mean my 12 week Neg for this exposure part can be wrong? I am only worried because I am scared that I may have aquired HIV despite condoms, from the base of my penis, through small cuts, undiagnosed herpes, or syphilis or something.

Please let me know. Will past PEP usage affect my 12 week negative result from the tests done at a reputable sexual health clinic here in Australia ?

ENDLES WORRY!!

I last asked a question on this platform on 7th of JUN and well answered. Thank you guys for the services. however, my worries continue. Due to nonstop browsing of the internet for HIV information since i last became suspicious of my possible exposure to HIV now 2 months back, and almost having visited every HIV site, it looks like every site mentions skin rash and headache as some of the major symptoms of early HIV infections. It is by no doubt that i have experienced these symptoms at one time and the current one being a very mild headache. 1 week ago i experienced strong dizziness where low blood pressure and dehydration were diagnosed and was put on IVs and the dizziness reduced but hardly has the mild headache gone away. OK, i know also these can be due many other causes but i cant rule out the fact this can be due to sero-conversion illness because never in my life have i ever got this severe dehydration, and a SKIN RASH!!!. Though all my sexual activities were categorized low risk, i cant rule out the fact carefulness could not have been highly observed during the acts. Nevertheless, i have become a daily customer to the HIV testing centers and all my 6 tests have returned non reactive the recent one having been made on 22nd (8/9 weeks) JUN. My brother who is a health professional has told me never to rely on these rapid (determine) tests as they can only be trusted 60% before the 3 months window period yet i also fear to do other tests like the PCR which can detect the virus no mater the window period. some piece of advice please!!

hiv antibiotic test told me that i dosent have any infection should i belive it or go for another test

hello sir i am badhri from India 2 days before i have gone to blood bank to donate blood platileatus after testing my blood he told me that you hiv symptoms,to verify there i have undergone hiv antibiotic the result showed that i doesnt have any virus,whom should i be-leave now please clarify my dought

Question

Hello,

My name is Marius and I am 31 old.4 weeks ago I had vaginal sex and oral sex with a sexworker protected. I protected all the time. Only a week after I started having various symptoms . Now after 4 weeks I took the first test and the result are :

Anti - HIV 1+2-Ser / electrochemiluminiscenta (HIV combi)--------------Negative

RPR cantitativ --Ser / Metoda imunoturbidimetrica ----------------------Negative

Anticorpi Treponema pallidum - cantitativ ---Ser / ECLIA--TPLA-----------Negative

Even if the test came out negative after 4 weeks , I worry because I had a healed wound on his penis and think not to have taken any virus even if I protected.
I would be eternally grateful if you would tell how conclusive test is done only after 4 weeks.

Thank you very much

HIV TEST RELIABILITY

Hello,
I have some concerns about the reliability of the following HIV test ( it turned out to be NON REACTIVE):

4th generation HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab by chemilumiescence.

I took it at a private lab, with blood collection, 60 after the risky situation; such event was vaginal intercourse ( I am a man) with condom, nevertheless I didn't know the status of the condom (If it was out of date or weak) but it didn't feel as breaking (never experienced a breaking condom so I didn't know the feeling).
Also, I would like to know if isotrerinoin ( I am taking it for my acne) can affect such test.
Thank you.

Window period CRF 01 ae

Dear,

Can You, please, tell me how long is window period for HIV subtype CRF 01 ae virus that is predominant in some parts of Asia? I had all symptoms of HIV that can exist, but my test come negative after 110 days. Result was 0.5 negative. Test that I have done was CMIA. I found some informations on the net that some of subtypes of HIV have longer window period than usual three months. Please give me some answer.

Thanks a lot.

Worries about "the window period"

Hi there,
I was wanting your clarity on this issue.
I had a possible exposure about six months ago. I went and got tested after four months as this was what I thought would be out of the "window period." However, the counselor who helped me with the test said that despite my test being negative that there is no certainty on peoples bodies producing antibodies in that specific period of time. And I would have to come back 2-3 months later. I then came back again after six months from possible exposure (2 months later) and got a negative result again.However, I was told again that I cant take this with certainty as it can take years for the body to produce antibodies. I am really worried and just wanted to know if you could please shed some light on this, and please help clarify what length the window period is and whether or not i would need to test again.
Kind regards,

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