Thank you very much for your post and welcome to our forum. I am afraid that it is going to be me answering your question, and not my colleague, Dr Sean.
It is certainly quite unfortunate that you had contracted herpes type 2 in this unprotected sexual encounter. The negative test that you had at 8 weeks is certainly highly reassuring and a very good indication as it is possible to detect the HIV antibodies already at that stage. However current UK guidelines still recommend to have a final test at 12 weeks for it to be considered final and fully conclusive. Having said all that, and speaking out of my own clinical experience, I have never come across anyone testing negative at 8 weeks and then positive at 12 weeks. Therefore I am very confident that you are HIV negative.
Guessc doctor Sean is a very busy man. but i shall patiently wait for your reply.
Hi Sir. I just done a research on this test kit. it is actually the similar product of those available in uk LABPRO at www.hivkits.co.uk and which approved by usaid and uk authorities.
Hi doc. I am very happy to have you reply on my thread. however should i trust kits like labpro or ez trust which are usaid approved?