Anonymous
Hi , i had unprotected sex vaginal exposure with a CSW last year since that time i have experiencing headache, stomach pain, fever , body turning dark instead of my fair complexion , and weight losing problem. i tested for HIV 1,2 throughout this whole year. tested 6 times and all came out negative and last test was done last week HIV 1,2 using (Enhanced Chemlum) method. what are the chances of being inaccurate using this method? Do these test results ever change to positive after 1 year?
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver for HIV/AIDS-related information.

To answer your question, so long as the test was administered by a trained person in a health care setting, you can trust that the test results are accurate, reliable and conclusive. The global window period for HIV infection is 3 months/12 weeks/84 days. These results do not change to positive after a year.

I understand that you are stressed out about your situation, and that is what is likely making you mistrust results. However, if your test results say that you are HIV negative, then you are HIV negative. Please also note that HIV has few specific symptoms- things like headaches, stomach pain, fever, weight loss, skin colour change could be related to a number of other things. My advice for you would be to visit a doctor to determine what the cause is if you continue to feel unwell.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best

Maggie

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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