HIV Prevention Community
Results f/u and need for further testing
About This Community:

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Results f/u and need for further testing

5 weeks after unprotected sex with a SW my RNA HIV load is negative and my ELISA also negative. Some doctors have told me there is no need to test any more. However I read about the need for the 12 week ELISA.  Should I re-test again? I continue to experience constitutional symptoms inclucing fatigue, myalgias, and burning skin sensation with tenderness at touch in neck and shoulders + joints seem to bother me + my hands (palms) look "blush" as if I had a rash.
Thank you
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
3 months post exposure is when you can obtain your conclusive negative test result.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks for your comment. I am curious to know why are you so oppossed to experts in this forum when they state that a ELISA at 4-6 weeks is conclusive of a negative test. I do understand the CDC guidelines but not sure I understand why you are so reluctant to agree that most pts negative at 4-6 weeks will neber go on to chnage their ELISA status. In addition if you add a test that measures viral replication that 99.99% of the time must be elevated within the first 4-6 weeks after infection occurs.

I am not trying to challenge you, I just want to know if you have information that HIV experts in this forum dont have.

Regardless you do a phenomenal job with your concise and objective points
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Have my 82 day ELISA comeback negative- DO I still need an additional one at the 90 day mark?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
No you do not need any additional testing.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you Teak. Happy and Healthy 2013.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top HIV Answerers
480448_tn?1426952138
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
366749_tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
580755_tn?1357673215
Blank
Vance2335
Buffalo, NY
12472069_tn?1425481100
Blank
Iwan25
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
shaunw84
Greenville, SC
3149845_tn?1415046551
Blank
Life360
fort lauderdale, FL