Hi, thank you for reading my post and answering to it.
I had a unprotected Vaginal encounter (condom broke) with a sex worker. I got tested at 3 months (97 days) post my exposure , it was a antibody test that came negative. after the test , I see some rash on my knees and some pimples on my hands , I am thinking this could be ARS? can they happen this late? I did not get any fever, but did get some common cold with running nose 12 weeks post exposure.
The doctor (who was a GP ) said "you need to wait 6 months for a accurate result" . This is my only reason for my worry inspite of my 3 months test, I did take a few tests before the three months mark and they all came back negative, I also stopped visiting that GP after hearing the 6 months Test.
1) Does the 6 months Rule dont apply anymore? (My test was a Tridot Test , and I think its second generation)
In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
The article referenced is seven years old. I can only assume that the tests have improved since then. Every other (non-research) article I have found deems TRIDOT compatible with other current testing guidelines.
"What generation are the tests from Kaiser and how reliable they are at 10. 2 weeks?" It doesn't matter. The difference in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gen tests is in their early reliability, e.g. at 2-6 weeks. At 10 weeks they are equivalent.
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