Anonymous
Hi,
I've been worried for almost months right now. Last april 9 is my last contact with unknown hiv/std status. After 4 days I have fever and night sweats lasted for 1 week. And been diagnosed on april 21 as herpes genetal in my anus, which we have unprotected anal sex and oral sex. And On may 7 which is 4th week Im having again a fever lasted 1 week, bad headache, chapped lips, white tongue, feels sore throat, and feel numb my hand and feet, and on 5th week I have dry cough lasted 3 days and on 6th week im having rashes. Im having anxiety which is I cannot sleep properly I cannot think properly im always crying since then. But the thing is I've been tested for HIV rapid test on april 12, May 14 and May 21 respectively ( 1st week, 5th week , 6th week -42 days) which result is non reactive. I've got my result and findings in my kidney ultrasound, xray, culture urine, and everything seems no findings. Btw im from philippines, hoping for your response I am really worried. Thank you so much
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Anonymous
Hi there, thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver helpline with your HIV related questions and concerns! Hopefully we are able to help you with this answer.

First of all, I would like to let you know that here at AIDS Vancouver we do not use symptoms to diagnose or classify HIV as they are vague and often mirror other viral infections such as the flu. In terms of your symptoms, I would recommend partnering with a health care professional as they may be able to assist you in solving those.

For the testing, an HIV rapid test is considered conclusive at 12 weeks (84 days) post exposure. However, most cases (95%) are detectable within 4-6 weeks, and most people develop detectable antibodies within 21-25 days post exposure. So since you were tested at the 6th week post exposure and it was negative, this is a strong indication of what your test result will be, but the BC CDC still recommends getting re tested at 12 weeks post exposure for the safest and most conclusive result.

Please check out the BC CDC HIV Testing guidelines [HERE](http://www.bccdc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B35EDEBD-98CA-48BB-AB7C-B18A357AC19D/0/HIV_GUIDE_051114.pdf)

Hopefully this was helpful!

Sincerely,

Christina

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