Anonymous
I wonder even in the face of highly suspicious significant symptons would a 6 month hiv test be conclusive.
Even after unprotected sex with hiv positive female would further tests be required with ongoing health problems.
I can't get rid of symptons and worry about missed strains

Thanks
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source for HIV/AIDS related information.

As far as symptoms go, there are no clinically defined symptoms for HIV. This means that although some may experience flu like symptoms between 2-3 weeks post exposure, many of those exposed to HIV do not experience any symptoms. The flu like symptoms are physical in nature and can last from 8-10 days; but again, these symptoms are not consistent enough to be considered clinically defined symptoms of HIV.

According to the World Health Organization, all HIV tests are considered conclusive at 3 months post possible exposure. So if you took an HIV test at 6 months, the test would be deemed conclusive meaning that it accurately describes your negative HIV status. If you are concerned about any symptoms you may be experiencing, we would encourage you to see your healthcare practitioner as these symptoms may be related to HIV; they may be able to provide you with further information, testing options, and answer any related questions.

If you would like more information on HIV testing, you can also refer to our past online forum postings on our [AIDS Vancouver](http://www.aidsvancouver.org) website.

In health,

Johannah AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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