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i had unprotected sex with affected girl 4 month but on 5week after infection are measured HIV Elisa but result was negative but now i suffered from some wound in my lips and my penis now giving some sort of pus.
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter, and the accuracy of some tests you've had since then. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Unprotected sex is considered a high risk activity. This means that of the transmissions that do occur, most occur during activities such as these. It does not meant that transmission occurred in your case. So it's great you were proactive and decided to go for testing. To see the risk associated with this and other common activities, we encourage you to check out our [risk assessment page](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart).

Here is a bit more information on the ELISA test you had:

You'll see in the chart that it is considered conclusive, meaning the results are taken as accurate, 3 months post-exposure. A test at 5 weeks would be too soon to indicate your status conclusively, so we recommend you go for another test at 12 weeks (or 3 months).

As for the symptoms you are experiencing, we at AIDS Vancouver are not healthcare providers, so cannot comment on them. However, HIV infections are never diagnosed based on symptoms alone, simply because the symptoms of an HIV infection are quite common to many other common medical conditions. Testing is the only way to diagnose an HIV infection, which you've already done. If you're concerned about any symptoms you're experiencing, we'd encourage you to see a healthcare provider.

We also would encourage you to check out one of our favourite resources at [SmartSex ](http://smartsexresource.com/topics/condoms)for some information on condom use. Condom use substantially reduces the risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs, so it's always good idea to use one.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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Enzyme Immunoassay Antibody (EIA) 3rd Generation (ELISA) Blood test that looks for antibodies. Up to 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks post exposure. Most people develop detectable antibodies in 21-25 days. Most commonly available testing method. Conclusive at 3 months post exposure. |