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I had unprotected vaginal sex. 3rd day i had fever of 37.6. 4th day after exposure i had weak legs and kidney, low back pain. At 6 th day i develop sore throat with white tongue. On the 8th day i felt slight headache and on and off fever normally in the afternoon. I went for a complete test at 32 days after my exposure. tje test result came out hiv 1&2 by elisa as non reactive but i was diagnosed with herpes 2. i know conclusive result is only by 3 or 6 months. i am so desperate to know the accuracy for 32 days test. and will herpes prolong the produce of hiv antibodies?
Symptoms alone can NOT be used to diagnose HIV as they could be attributed to a variety of other causes. Around one month post 2/3 of people will have developed anti-bodies for HIV. HIV tests are conclusive at 3 months.
When you test at 3 Months post-exposure you will be able to put this anxiety all behind you.Get 6 Months out of your head,unless your immune system has blown a gasket and is totally run down then it's 3 Months for you.All the best buddy.
What about the elisa ab test at 32 days post exposure? I know i m nt going to rely on that but would to know how reliable it is. i read somewhere in medhelp here stated by one of the doctors saying that around 90% people will tested positive within 3 to 4 weeks. i m nt doubting the experts but would hope to find out how true it is. 2 weeks after my post exposure i found out the girl i had intercourse were admit into a hospital due to stomach infection on previous surgery. a blood test was done on her and nothing was found in the blood. do u need any specific or those sensitive blood test to perform a hiv check? I m sorry you might find this question annoying or might get irritated with that. i saw a lot posting almost the same things over and over. i m just trying gather all odds to slightly ease my anxiety. thanks in advance
32 days is a bit early, 8 weeks is 99% and 12 weeks is 100%.If you had a DUO at 4 weeks it would have been 99% accurate because it looks for both antibodies and p24 antigen.Wait until 8 weeks and test again,then 12 weeks for a final test.All the best.
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You might find my post very excessive. i read a lot about u. i respect you in every corner. The hardest thing for being hiv positive is to accept the fact u r. i m like the other normal person here who trying to aasemble all the odds and get a best assurance to ease their anxiety level.
I had fringer prick test at 6 weeks 2 day. It came out negative. just like to ask is this test reliable or trusted. i had read in a doctor blog who is based in singapore that rapid finger prick test is very accurate and in 6 weeks its closed to 99%.
At my 7 weeks later i tested with another rapid test. its negative. but i am experienced swollen ( not sure if it is a lymph node) behind my ear.. its not visible but can be easily felt. i read one of your post. you mention lymph nodes in hiv is very large like a golf ball right and it is generalized throughout the body? A pea or bean sized lymph node is not counted?
But my lymph node just came out in nowhere. i did not poke it. it just swell up. i am happy that i had been told 6-8 weeks result is highly reassuring. i am also very thankful that you expect me to be negative, seriously all of you guys are a big help. but i can just ignore the swelling part.
sorry for question again. due anxiety driven, i went for a test at 11 weeks with third generation elisa. NEGATIVE!! Dr in the expert forum has stress that i could already consider the result to be definite by 8 weeks instead of the conservative 3 months. i understand you guys are sticking with three months. but is there any major difference if i test again in three months or 12 weeks? and have guys every come across anyone tested positive after 11 weeks?
hi getitright. i had come across in australia that a hiv should conclusive by 8 weeks. and i even learn that the doctors had never ever come across anyone that a 8 weeks or yet my 11 weeks negative turn positive in a later period. since you are from Australia (a very wonderful country) would you agree that the statement are true?
please teak. i dont think that is the answer towards my question. but first, dr hook who had assessed me, said that 8 weeks would be conclusive and dr hhh too even agreed and stated in one of its post. anyway i don't want to debate on the window period. if the guideline says 3 month then i will go ahead. my question is " has anyone come across a 11 weeks negative turn positive at 12/13 weeks???"
this question is for lizzie or getitright77. i know 3 months is conclusive. as you can read i had a negative at 11 weeks. do you think i can happily declare i am hiv free and start to go on with my life?
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
i had sex with sex worker... i used the protection but dnt know whether it got broke or not..after some weeks later ylw liquid came out frm panis i tested for gonorrohea but it is neg.and tested for all other stds but came neg except fungal infection...i had sore throat,cough, back pain nausea but not fever rash weight loss..i got tested in 3,4,n 5 mnth but all result were negative...
1.does fungal infection delay the production of hiv anti body?
2.i had back pain n amazing feeling in my eye is this related to hiv?
3. should i need to retest again in 6 mnth,,?
4.can i apply for abroad study with out any tension about it?
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