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How accurate is HIV test at 4-5 weeks?
I have a few questions I want to ask. I got my blood drawn last Friday from quest diagnostics. I want to know, how accurate is this test? I'm not sure what kind of HIV test I took. If it turns out to be negative, should I be relieved? I'll still be getting my blood drawn on the 3 month period but I'm just wondering right now as I wait. Also how long does it take for the doctor to get results back?
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3 months is conclusive. Any negative test is a good test.
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Thank you for responding. Can you give me a percentage of how accurate the test at 4-5 weeks would be?
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Good indication. Don't want to give percentage because some people who see it may neglict with a follow up 3 month test and just figure that what ever % is good enough.
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I will still be going to 3 month test but would you say it is like around 70% or 90% or another number?
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If I say 70% what is to say someone does not read that is thinks he is ok and says no way I can be in that 30%. Then goes out and infects people because he didn't test.

What was your risk anyway?
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oral and vaginal sex with condom with masseuse.
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You never had a risk, therefore, you never needed testing!  You don't have HIV!
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oh my god i feel so RELIEVED!!! After some research I found that ARS definitely comes with fever, sore throats, rashes, etc etc, and comes all at once. I never had any of those symptoms except maybe a few itchy bumps but what is still concerning me is that I heard ARS comes with muscle pain/aches which I currently been having for the past 2 weeks. I have one more question. If an ARS/HIV infected person have muscle pain/aches would they also have fevers, sore throat and more symptoms that come along with the muscle pain all at once?
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If an ARS/HIV infected person have muscle pain/aches would they also have fevers, sore throat and more symptoms that come along with the muscle pain all at once? .

Yes, the symptoms come all at once, and subside all at once, and a very high fever (over 101 F) is almost ALWAYS present with ARS.  

Plus, like I said, you never had a risk to begin with.  You're A-OK!
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thank you very very much. I can finally carry on with life with ease.
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