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Hello

i am male 28 years old , my story is that i was involved in a low risk activity ( received oral ) early October 2015 from a women with unknown status . 2 weeks after the exposure i had a mild flu ( blocked nose only ) for one day and then i had a sore throat for three days ( no fever ) . 3 weeks after exposure i went for testing , the test was ELISA fourth generation and the result was negative . i was relieved by this result , but then after 8 weeks of exposure i had my tonsils swollen badly . i start worrying again and my life turned to hell and start feeling my body weak and feel like i contracted HIV . 3 months after exposure i went to the lab and get tested and this time i was tested using CIMA fourth generation and result come out non reactive . i read that 3 months results are conclusive . but i still feel weak and not normal as old days . please advice is the result conclusive and is it accurate as well . ( by the way i live in malaysia ) .


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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver helpline. We are happy to help!

It seems like you are concerned about your symptoms and their possible relationship to HIV.

Keep in mind that the only way to know if you have acquired HIV is to get tested. Most tests are not considered conclusive after 3 weeks, so I'm happy you obtained another one at 3 months. The test at 3 months can be considered conclusive and highly accurate (over 99.9%). Congratulations!

As for your symptoms, I recommend visiting your local healthcare professional for more advice. They can help you seek remedies to treat your symptoms. In regard to HIV, we do not use symptoms to determine status. This is because some people show them, others do not, and they often get confused with other illnesses like the flu. Since you have obtained a conclusive negative test, it may be best to look for other things that are making you sick.

I hope this helps. Please contact us again if you need further clarification or if you have more questions.

In health,

Caroline

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