Anonymous
Hello,
I have been exposed to a protected vaginal sex 66 days a go. I did a ELISA HIV 1 & 2 test at 61 days and it shows 0.06 along with full checkup for Habitats B and C, ECG, lever, Heart. etc and all gave negative with less than 0.1 results.

the only thing wrong was slightly high SGPT at 53

Do I need to worry ?

I have a sore through for 7 days now, and I had a diarrhea for 2 days with no other symptoms.
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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.

Protected sex is considered a low risk activity. Low risk means that while transmissions are possible, they require specific circumstances, like the condom breaking, for example.

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



You'll see that this test is considered conclusive, meaning the results are taken as accurate, 3 month post exposure. You've had a test about 2 months post exposure. So it was done too soon to accurately indicate your status after this encounter. If you want to know you status conclusively after this encounter, we encourage you to go back for another test 90 days post exposure.

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, so it's great you've gone for a test. If you're concerned about any symptoms you're experiencing, we'd encourage you to see a healthcare provider.

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

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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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. |