Anoni
Hello, 

Can you please help? 

A year ago I had a non protect sex with unknown woman. Felt sick after 2 days no fever no rash 
 
Start to have joint pain, headache, ear pain, throat pain, dizziness ... Some of this symptoms are present until today 

Made test since from first month and the last one ate 14 month after this episode. 

Conclusive test or need to try PCR since all the AB/AG are negative? 

Thanks
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helpline-volunteer

Hello,


Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the negative HIV testing you accessed after engaging in unprotected insertive sex. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be High Risk (there is evidence of transmission through these activities and are the majority of cases of transmission).

The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the transmission equation. If you are continuously engaging in high risk activity there are biomedical approaches such as PrEP and PEP that help lower your risk of acquiring HIV. Refer to your physicians for further information.
Helpline Transmission Equation .jpgThe antibody and antigen (Ab/Ag) testing you accessed is considered conclusive by most HIV specialists 6 weeks post-exposure (1). Some guidelines and physicians do recommend re-testing 12 weeks (3 months) post-exposure for completely conclusive results. Since you accessed testing outside of the window period you can be confident that the results you received are accurate.

It is important to note that the symptoms you have listed could be caused by a variety of different factors. Experiencing symptoms alone is not indicative of an HIV infection. Only an HIV test can inform you of your HIV status.

Recommendation: No further testing is required since you have already accessed an HIV test outside of the window period. Refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie

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