Anonymous
I had less cold feeling at the beginning of this story.

23 july - I had unprotected sex. did oral and annal sex. I'm not sure about the partner.
26 july - I drank a cool drink
27 july - I got cold and nose blocked feeling
29 july - I went to doctor and get medical treatments for cold
02 aug - I didnt cure and went to another doctor to get treatments. this time I had little fever.
04 aug - I feel little bit better and I god another problem. my penis was swollen little bit and I was getting a burning feel
when uring passing. Also my penis head looks very seedy and turns to more dark. (I'm asian and normally
my penis head is little dark in colour.)
05aug - I occasionally gets mild fever and did hiv test. results was negative.
06 aug - I got swollen Lymph nodes in my leg area and I get fever in night and night sweating.
07aug - went to doctor and test urine test and checked my penis. according to the reports I had infection and doctor
gave me medicine for it.
08 aug - still I have mild muscles and joints pain at the moment.

Questions:

01) Is this relates to hiv problem?
02) when I should test hiv again? (hiv p24)

Thanks.

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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking about when the p24 Test is accurate, and when you should get a second HIV test done.

The HIV p24 antigen test tests for the p24 protein, and can be used to detect HIV as early as 10-14 days after a potential exposure. According to your timeline, you were tested 13 days post-exposure, which puts your test within the timeline for an accurate result. The p24 test is most accurate about 3-4 weeks post-exposure, and ceases being accurate around 5-6 weeks post-exposure. If you would like to get another p24 test done, going in between 3 and 4 weeks post-exposure would be the most accurate time. We would also recommend getting a 4th generation test done at 12 weeks for completely conclusive results.

We would also recommend speaking to your physician about considering using PrEP/PEP in the future.

Thank you, and good luck!

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sara
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