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Question on PCR DNA and Elisia Test

Hello,

I recently had a potential risk activity where I had a one night stand with a man that I do not know. I am also a male and was giving oral (unprotected) and receiving anal (protected). I started to develop various symptoms (body aches, fatigue, congestion, mild sore throat, and skin rashes/red bumps on my body).

Questions I have are, how likely am to have HIV if I have tested negative twice on these intervals:
28 Days - Negative ELISA Home Access Test
35 Days - Negative ELISA Test and HIV PCR DNA Test

I started to feel better, but not fully then my symptoms came back around week 8 (maybe just a cold and I'm freaking out and stressed). Please let me know your thoughts on the likelihood of infection.
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186166 tn?1385262982
nothing that you've described put you at risk for contracting hiv.  any "symptoms" that you experienced, were in no way connected to hiv.
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You never had a risk and there is no need for further testing.
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186166 tn?1385262982
nothing that you've described put you at risk for contracting hiv.  any "symptoms" that you experienced, were in no way connected to hiv.
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Avatar m tn
Thanks for your quick responses. I'm feeling a little more at ease.  Although I know I am at no or little risk according to you all, I do feel uncomfortable with my Symptoms. In general, would you say symptoms mimic common illnesses and are intensified through stress? Sorry, I also seemed to have swollen lymph nodes as well that I missed putting into my original post.

I'm also planning to test again at 12 weeks for conclusive results according to my doctor. I guess I'm just on edge as it seems like a never ending waiting game. I thought that a 5 week PCR test would make me feel more confident (but then I was told they aren't conclusive until another antibody test at 12 weeks continuing my research). Then I started to get sick again and I had moments of doubt flash through me.
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Avatar m tn
You didn't have a little risk, you didn't have a risk at all and never needing testing.
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