thanks for your good site and your helps.
sorry for my poor english.
i am male and 14 month ago i had protected vaginal and unprotected oral sex with 3 sex workers,
after 1 month and 4 month and 7 month my elisa antibody tests was negative also in 10th month finger prick rapid test was negative. but i have some symptomps that i had not before,like (mouth ulcer ,diarrhea,and Lymph nodes).
please tell me can i trust my test results?
is there any cases that their tests turn to postivie after one year?
thanks a lot
Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of being infected with HIV and the conclusiveness of your test results. Having protected vaginal sex falls under the Low risk category of HIV transmission due to improper use and potential breakage of the condom.
HIV tests after the 3 month window are more than 99.97% accurate.They work for all sub types of HIV. Tests showing a negative result are ‘interpreted’ as negative. Since you tested negative at 7 months with ELISA (3rd Generation), a testing method which is considered 99.8% accurate after 3 months. Since HIV tends to mirror other viral infections, the symptoms you are experiencing can be due or explained by other causes.
Official HIV testing guidelines recommend re-testing at approximately 12 weeks for completely conclusive results, and it appears as though you have succeeded these guidelines. Due to this, we interpret your status to be negative, and do not recommend further testing for these specific exposures.
Recommendation: No need for HIV test, refer to a physician for other health related questions.
Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)