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Had unprotected sex with a lady on 9th march 2016 (4-5 rounds on three occasions) letter when we tested the lady was positive with Determine. am worried, my first test with rapid test showed negative, in 21 days after last exposurer, Did PCR they said NO HIV DNA seen. in other laboratory after 56 days another laboratory results said my immune Virus-DNA quantitative less than 12iu/ml and this lies below cutoff point, but weak signal detected plus DNA, am infectious, when to another viral research centre at 58 days, they did rapid test (determine, stapak, unigol) all negative, cambo negative and try viral load, no HIV virus copies detected and at 76 days after last exposuser, determine still negative, which test should l believed in, am worried, becouse had even pharyngitis now but am being allergies to cold wherther and sit in a room with AC as an office.

Conclusive HIV TEST


I will just like to ask about my test. I recently had a 87 days and 94 days post exposure test which i believe is conclusive. I would like to clarify about the " Other immunodefeciency disease" that can delay an HIV test. I am confused what are those diseases. It has been the darkest days of my life living alone and battling this journey. I am a 20 year old international student building my dream right now, hoping to move on in this situation and live my life.

Although I had sex with a Undetectable person, who lied to me. I just to know the accurate answers so i can go back to who I am before.

1. Do you think that my tests at 87 days and 94 days post-exposure are already conclusive?
2. What are those immunodefeciency that can delay hiv test?

* the test was a 4th generation fingerprick Ag/Ab combo

Symptoms and HIV testing

Dear all,

First of all i would like to thank you for the service and support you provide!

and now to my question..
I had a risky HIV exposure almost 9 weeks ago and since than I have developed pretty much every ARS symptom in the book.
It all started 3 weeks after exposure: night sweats, fever, weight loss (7 kg), after that enlarged lymph nodes in groin, then armpit, then neck.
At the same time I was diagnosed with pharyngitis (sore throat with rased bumps on lymhatic tissue-back of the throat), and I have read in BASHH guidelines it is a symptom of ars.
Now at this moment I was sure I was infected so my doctor told me to get tested at 4 weeks, so I did the following:
4 weeks duo - negative
5 weeks duo - negative
6 weeks duo - negative
7 - weeks duo - negative
almost 8 weeks duo - negative

I dont know why these test comes back negative, I have also changed 3 clinics just to be sure if there is something wrong with the test.
My question:
How long after onset of ARS will people test positive?
I have also read new (2014) UK window peroid guidelines saying 8 weeks duo is conclusive, when do you consider it is conclusive:
Tommorow I am going to take my 9 week duo test and I am so scared it will turn out to be positive.

Please answer...

HIV question.

Hello, I had an encounter with a person 5 weeks ago which I contacted gonorrhea. I had symptoms and I went to se a doctor and that come positive but I got treated and I been so worry that I might have contracted HIV so after 5 weeks I meet that person I went back to see my doctor and he did some blood work and it come negative, should I keep worrying about if I had contacted HIV or do you think I'm fine base on the results? I haven't have any symptoms or anything but it just gets really overwhelming. Thank you

depressed post four weeks of exposure.

I am from India. I have found your platform really helpful. But I still wanted your response on my particular condition.
I had a sexual encounter with a 'call girl' four weeks ago on 14th april 2016. there was no oral sex, anal sex, kissing. I used a condom and penetrated her twice and then I lost erection. I sucked her breasts twice. so it was not a complete intercourse. after taking out condom i saw a tear between foreskin and penis which was not there before. but after around 10 days i started to notice hardened glands in neck for brief periods and then it became normal. also i had very tiny pimples on face and arms. but they were identical. I went to the physician on 6th april 2016, exactly 3 weeks post exposure. he recommended a hiv 1&2 'rapid card' test which resulted 'non-reactive' but since past couple of days i have witnessed more tiny pimples on hands. what should i do?

Antibody test after 21 week is conclusive

I had unprotected sex with my neighbour and tested for HIV antibody test at 35th day ,73 rd day ,113th day and 147th day .All were negative.but I have skin rashes on my back. I am from india.The test which i taken is HIV 1&2 ELISA. I think this is standard elisa test. Please guide me .Am scared.


what is the approximate widow period range for determine,statpak and uni-gold strips in detection of HIV

Is that Hashimoto's thyroiditis affects the HIV test?

After the suspicious relationship ;
20th and 40th day of ultra duo HIV tests negative
87 day anti-HIV test is negative
I have thyroid disease , autoimmune disorders ( Hashimoto's thyroiditis ) will affect the test results whether the ???
Should I have further testing ?

am very anixety

i had sex with sex workers two time one is on November and other on January 17 on both times there was a breakage first one continued nearly 3 to 5 min and second one 3 min then i stopped on 19th Jan i noted a small red dots on my head of pennis and on evening two more on 19 i taken 4th generation elisa which was negative and 22 jan p24 antigen on 25th i went to skin clinic they gave me a cream within two days all the thing in pennis has cleared and from 19th jan i was fatigue and light pains in joints in skin clinic they advised me for diabetes test and after 6 weeks from jan 17 i taken 4th generation elisa it is also negative and on 12th week result also 4th generation elisa that too negative is that accurate result

p24 antigen test

hi thanks for your wonderful service and support i had a hiv blood test pcr rna at 7 days and p24 antigen test at 31 days after the possible transmission
both came negative and i have a rash on my back for 6 weeks i didnt have fever or any other symptoms if the rash is a symptoms of hiv my blood test at 31 days would be positive rite


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