Anonymous
i had exposure on march 5 i did every month hiv1and2 blood test from april may june july august september october and november 2 but i dont no which type of test is it hiv1and2 they drawn blood from my hand and with in 30 minutes they told result til november all blood test result came negative i have symptom like head pain and leg nail pain muscle and joint pain pls tel me my test is conclusive or i should go 4 again blood test pls
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for choosing the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related questions and information.

HIV tests are considered conclusive 3 months post-exposure, so all your results from June onwards are considered conclusive.
It sounds as if you received the Rapid or "Point-of-Care" test which looks for antibodies in your blood. This test is very accurate, at 99.6%.

We do not use symptoms as an indication of the presence of HIV. Symptoms can be highly variable and do not show up in everyone. The only way to be sure of your status is to get tested, which it is great that you have done.

Since you have had numerous negative test results at or past the 3 month mark, you can take these results as conclusive and be confident in your HIV negative status. There is no need for you to receive further testing for HIV.

If your symptoms persist, I would recommend you speak with your doctor or health care provider, as they may be an indication of a health care concern, but they do not indicate HIV.

In health,
Erin
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