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Hi,
I had an exposure with a prostitute more than 3 months back.
I got myself tested on the 90th day post exposure using the Chemiluminescence HIV test in a hospital in Mumbai, India.
The report gives the following information about the test:
The test was performed on an Immunodiagnostic Vitros ECiQ Analyser and is used for the invitro qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV1 and HIV 2.
My report reads Non reactive with a reading of 0.05.
The report says anything above 1.00 is considered reactive.
The following are my questions:
1) Is the Chemiluminscence HIV test a reliable and an accurate one for HIV testing post 90 days of exposure.
2) I asked the hospital to perform an Elisa test but for some reason they did the Chemiluminscence HIV test despite having an Elisa test available with them. Is there any difference between the two tests and if so which of the one is an accurate one?
3) Do I need any further testing post this after 6 months, the reason being I was diagnosed with kidney stones during the 3 month window period, so was just wondering if that would have any effect on my HIV result. Also I read in many places on the internet that tests are not accurate till 6 months of exposure.
Kindly let me know the answers to the above questions, I would be really grateful to you. Many thanks in advance.
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Teak, I have hear that you very knowledgeable on these topics. I would appreciate a response from you, the anxiety is killing me!!
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Your test result was conclusively negative. You don't need additional testing.
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Thanks joggen for your response.
1) So the kidney stones in no way affect the widow period right?
2) Also which of the tests- Elisa or Chemiluminscence HIV test is more accurate?
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1) They don't affect the window period
2) Doesn't matter- your test was conclusive
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Thanks Joggen, just one last question:
Is the Chemiluminscence HIV test a standard and a modern HIV test, the reason being all these forums usually talk about the Elisa tests and other rapid tests.
Would greatly appreciate your response
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Yes,It's just as good as the ELISA.
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Thanks RainLover71.
I feel much better now!!
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I was advised to get a Hepatitis B test done because of my high risk exposure.
I got a HBSAg test done by the Chemiluminsence method after 110 days of exposure and the report read non-reactive with a reading of 0.05.
1) Is further Hepaptitis B testing required and if yes, when?
2) What is the window period for Hepatitis B using the test I mentioned above.
Will greatly appreciate a response.
Thanks a ton!!
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I am sorry the test was done after 104 days of exposure not 110 days as mentioned.
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Your test is conclusive.End of story.
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As Joggen has already advised you, your test was conclusive.
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Teak, it feels great to see your respond to my question.
So I don't need any further Hepatatis B testing right?
Also would appreciate if you could let me know the official window period for Hepatatis B testing. I will not disturb you with any questions further after this!!
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Thanks RainLover71
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You're welcome.
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You need to be asking about HBV testing in their forum. This forum is HIV specific.
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Teak, does Hepatatis B infection in anyway affect the HIV testing window period of 3 months (12 weeks or 90 days) time frame?
Please answer this my last question.
Thanks a lot!!
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NO.
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Thanks a lot Teak for answering that. I promise my last question. Please answer this!!
Does Hepatitis C infection (be it chronic or acute) affect the window period of 3 months (12 weeks, 90 days) of HIV testing. I have heard that co-infection of HIV and HCV effects the window period of 12 weeks of HIV.
I will greatly be obliged and grateful to you.
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No., HCV does not affect the window period.
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No., HCV does not affect the window period.
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No., HCV does not affect the window period.
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Thanks Teak! So even if the exposure was a high risk one (like in my case), HBV and HCV infections don’t affect the window period of 12 weeks right?
Thanks once again!!!
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Did you actually read what Teak wrote?
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Sorry, but I read what Teak wrote about HCV.
The only thing I wanted to confirm was that if the exposure was a high risk one (like mine- unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a sex worker), would HCV and HBV infections affect the window period of 12 weeks?
Thanks once again!!
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NO, HBV will NOT affect the window period, as you have already been told multiple times!!
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And even HCV wont affect the window period post high risk exposure (like mine- unprotected oral and vaginal sex with a sex worker).
Sorry for so many questions...but have been through a terrible 3 months and want to be 100% assured that my HIV negative test is a confirmed result after 12 weeks.
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Your test was 100% conclusive!!!  You do NOT have HIV!  End of story!  If you cannot accept that, then you need to look into seeking professional help.

"Thanks a lot Teak for answering that. I promise my last question. Please answer this!! "<------------  Those were your words.  Keep your promise, time to move on, no more questions.
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I know I told u that was my last question. But there is one last thing I want to know. Please please answer this. I tried looking up for the answer on the forum but couldnt find at it. Apologies once again but i beg you to answer this.
I forgot to mention that I had a similar exposure with a sex worker ( i know its a big mistake not learning from the first experience and repeating the same mistake again) 2 days prior to the above mentioned exposure and got my HIV antibody test done on the 90th day post the second exposure which turned out to be negative ( Please note the second exposure was 2 days after the first exposure). Will these 2 consecutive exposures increase / affect my window period and do I need any further testing??
God bless you guys who do a wonderful job answering patiently to qs like mine.
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Some one please answer this. Please!!
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Also I havent had any exposures post these 2 exposures mentioned above till date.
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READ THIS AGAIN, AND TRY TO COMPREHEND IT:

Your test was 100% conclusive!!!  You do NOT have HIV!  End of story!  If you cannot accept that, then you need to look into seeking professional help.


Thir forum has rules, you cannot keep posting, you've been given MORE than your fair share of answers.  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!
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Thanks nursegirl6572 and sorry for being a pain.
So one final qs: in my case the window period of 90 days (90 days after the second exposure) would not get affected because of my first exposure 2 days prior to my second exposure right?
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Godson by name, I had an exposure at October 9th last year, 2 day later the girl tested hiv+ but tested hiv-, I tested Nagetive at 6o days, I tested negative again 80 days , I also tested Nagetive at 111 days, all with determine, and strip rapid test at Nigeria. Pls Sir and Maa, is my test conclusive is should I still worry, I have been praying asking God for mercy and rescue. Pls ur reply is highly needed.
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You posted on an old thread.  Start your own if you want to get replies.
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