Anonymous
All of your answers to people are always so positive and reassuring and that is good. You state that ANY HIV test done at or after three months is definite and conclusive. I presume that you have the latest test information available and that modern rapid antibody tests are foolproof after the three months.
Some people have a large number of tests but still cannot get rid of the symptoms. Is it at all possible for HIV to remaining undetected by the rapid fingerprick tests, even with numerous testing outside the three months? Does that possibility even exist with today's tests or does it depend upon the exposure?
Thank you.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for your compliment.

I am so glad that you ask this question. Many people assume their HIV+ status based on the "symptoms" they have, but not accept their multiple negative test results. Even though they have got tested many times, they still believed that they have HIV because their "symptoms."

In fact, "symptoms" searchable online are just a non-scientific myth. There is not yet a set of clinically defined "HIV symptoms" for doctors and health professionals to diagnose HIV. Therefore, testing is really the only scientific way to know.

"Symptoms" can due to many factors, such as stress, anxiety, and changes in the environment. Most "symptoms" do not even have direct relationship with HIV.
Testing, on the other hand, directly detects the antibodies or antigens in your body fluid sample. Now it is only a personal decision to choose whether to believe in the scientific testing or the word-of-mouth symptoms.

It is not likely for HIV or its related antibodies to remain undetectable after three months. Imagine your body as a resourceful factory. Once HIV get into your body, it cannot wait to use all of your resource to replicate itself - reproduction is its main goal to survive. At the same time, your body will produce antibodies as a reaction.

Because the majority of us have the ability to produce a detectable level of antibodies within 4-6 weeks, HIV antibody tests can detect up to 95% of the infection within that period. At 3 months, all HIV tests are conclusive. No matter how many times you get tested after 3 months, your negative test result won't change.

I hope you can move on from this scenario. You do not have HIV.

All the best,

Tina
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