Sebastrun84
Hello,

i had a possible risk exposure mid of June 2019. In the following weeks I experienced several symptoms like fatigue, headache, eye problems at light exposure, vitamin D level drop, blisters on my fingers, loss of hair, diarrhoea, night sweats and skin rash on my chest. In my mouth several ulcers developed and I have a white patch on my tongue. 
I did a 3rd Generation Elisa at 85 days after the exposure and a AB/P24 Test at 87 days and an ABON HIV 1/2 rapid test at 135 days post exposure. All Test are negative, but symptoms remain existing. I was also diagnosed with an EBV. Therefore my question, are the test conclusive at the days post exposure or could EBV somehow impact the development of antibodies for HIV? 
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking whether or not EBV could impact the development of antibodies for HIV, therefore affecting the integrity of your HIV test results. 

While there are documented cases of EBV antibodies resulting in false positive HIV test results (1), I am unaware of any documented cases of EBV resulting in false negative HIV test results. Additionally, while no test is 100% accurate, "HIV tests after the 3 month window are more than 99.97% accurate." (2) Therefore, your diagnosis of EBV should not impact HIV testing, and your results should be interpreted as negative.

Recommendation: Refer to a healthcare provider for follow up regarding symptoms.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley 

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Additional resources:
EBV and HIV testing (1)
HIV test accuracy (2)
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