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ASR symptoms?

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.
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Your doctor is incorrect.

http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
Page 11
#4
  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
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You don't have an HIV concern, you are conclusively negative.
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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.

two questions.
1) Does the 6 months Rule dont apply anymore? (My test was a Tridot Test , and I think its second generation)

2) Shall I put this behind and Move on?
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Your doctor is incorrect.

http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
Page 11
#4
  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
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thanks a lot Teak .
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You're welcome.
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Teak, one more Question.

Is tridot test Reliable at 3 months?
I think it is second generation
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Yes.
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All my tests were actually Tridot , its a Rapid Test. and in Dr Hs answers I read somewhere Rapid Tests are only 85% accurate.

can people comment on this ,
is the Tridot Rapid test accurate and conclusive beyond 3 months?
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YES
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posting some information for worried wells like me. Yes Tridot is pretty accurate as per research studies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16153264

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Somemore Information on Tridot for worried wells,

From what I read, the TRIDOT test is considered just about as valid as any other fourth generation test.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2005.01231.x/full

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.

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Dr HHH's Quote

"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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