Anonymous
Hey I've been reading a lot of info.
I had a high risk with an HIV+ undetectable guy
We had anal sex I was the receptive one, we wore a condom
He didn't told me he was HIV+ and days after the exposure I asked him about his HIV status and he said he was +
My world came down in that moment!
After 19 days I got a test it was an Elisa fourth generation and it came back Non Reactive...
I've been thinking of it cause most of people say that 19 days after exposure is not conclusive to get tested! And some other people say it is a good result at 19 days!
I'm confused! And I've been feeling some symptoms
Mild fever, strong muscles ache!
Not rash, not nausea, nothing in my mouth...
Just the pain in the muscles and the mild fever! Oh and sometimes diarrhea and sometimes normal.... Do you think I'm infected?
Thanks for ur answer
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

I would like to start by clarifying that having protected anal sex with an HIV+ undetectable person is not considered a high risk exposure, it is considered a low risk exposure.

The 4th generation test that you have conducted at the 19 day post-exposure mark looks for both antibodies generated against the virus, as well as for the genetic material of the virus. This test has a window period of 4-12 weeks. And although you conducted the test at an earlier date (19 days post-exposure), your non-reactive results are a great indicator of your status and are unlikely to change in the future (in the absence of any new exposures).

I would also like to clarify that there are no clinically recognized symptoms for the diagnosis of HIV infection. That is because symptoms vary among different individuals, and while some infected individuals experience certain symptoms, others do not experience any symptoms at all. We recommend that you communicate with your doctor to figure out the real reasons behind your symptoms.

We encourage you to trust the test results that you have received. You may choose to get tested at the 3 month (12 week) post-exposure period for conclusive results and for your peace of mind.

I trust that I have answered your question. For additional information on HIV risk, testing and prevention, feel free to visit our website at http://www.aidsvancouver.org.

In health,

Malath
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