Apologies if this is in the wrong category
Please can someone give me some feedback, should I still be so worried?
Hello, 4th generation DUO tests are conclusive after 28 days and hence your test is conclusive. The symptoms are due to anxiety but not due to HIV. BUT never ever have an intercourse without a condom. Its just a thin film of protection, in fact, so thin, like another layer of a skin, why not use it if its going to protect you from any diseases. You are safe this time but going forward stick to condoms.
Thank you for your reply. This has taught me many lessons and your words are quite right.
Not possible! I don't want to go into extreme detail but I've read about this, the p24 protein is very high during the start of the infection. There is a direct relationship between the p24 and antibodies, when the p24 is low, the antibodies are already present. You can read about it. Anyways, no need to worry now, you are negative! Hiv tests are always accurate after the window period, window period for combo test is 28 days. Move on. And good luck with your marriage.
Thank you for your comment, has helped ease my mind more and low and behold, rash is going too.
Keep up the good work helping people and their worries.
If duo teats are conclusive at 4 weeks then why window period is for 3 months ?
Why lot of individuals like me had to go through lot of anxieties till 3 months or may be 6 months ??
Window period of 3rd gen tests are 3 months 4th gen tests are conclusive at 28 days ,read the blogs mate
You mean to say , if we tested with 4th gen DUO test and no way to do again retest at 3 months or 6 months right?
yes thats what the major organizations say
we dont have any common standards for testing , in hospital some says 3 months some of them says 6 months . We dont have clear idea.
hospitals are mostly conservative additionally you never had the risk to begin with sunny.
Can some one say , here 4 th generation DUO is not available , we have 4th generation j.mitra , 4th generation QUALISA.
Any 4 th generation test is conclusive after 28 days right?
Even sunny had risk or not ....
All i need to know is p24 ag and ab tests are conclusive at 28 days ?!
Are tests at india at par with cdc norms ???
3rd gen includes antibodies only and the diff in 3rd gen and 4th gen is p24 antigen.... So u mean to say this p24 antigen lowers the window period by 2 monthsss ???
Can u share the logic ???
None of the tests manufacturers say that there tests are conclusive before 3 months..,,, i have never heard it... Whats the insight... I really want to know.... I am also sailing in the same boat with sunny and many others...
P24 antigen appears around 10 days after infection. it is a core viral protein that appears due to rapid multiplication of the virus. if you have the virus the protein must be present. but if you are all driven by anxiety you do not care whatever i say. i am in the same boat as i had unsafe vaginal with a sex worker. if it had been protected i would have been having fun somewhere else.
I still have sinusitis and tonsilitis and i nve had in my life earlier and i have done testing at 90 days duo test which is non reactive.... So what do u think anxietyallagain57
we agree , see the problem is not anxiety or real HIV infection. if we have some early test people will be go for treatment early or go for peace of mind, here everyone is suffering from anxiety . I believe everyone says NO RISK for me , still mind is thinking the same not able to concentrate . If we have some conclusive test people will test and get back their life.
If HIV can detect at 28 days by using DUO , seriously we don't require 3 months antibodies test , still hospitals are suggesting 3 months or 6 months test.
Problem here is everyone say conclusive to DUO but not 100% :(
Respect to all experts here and volunteers
Can teak, lizz, Dr hhh, nursegirl etc give some insight on this...
Vance , Please provide your suggestion , Thanks in advance.
Even i have sinusitis now , its paining badly , i think because of anxiety , our body get chills inside. left rear neck down to ear paining :(. i started believing that because of anxiety.
I agree , now i don't have that fear , i know how many of them suffering with anxiety . see everyone is not well experienced , they did mistake , they are fearing , even i scared like anything , now i am ok , i am just helping others , if they are fearing they can do 28 days combo test and get relieved from anxiety .