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HIV or something else? 3 and 6 week negative HIV tests.

Hi, I starting this girl 6 weeks and 3 days ago. A day prior to use becoming a couple I had unprotected sex with an old female friend. 3 weeks into the relationship my girlfriend has acquired a sore throat or how she describes it ( an irritated throat). I also got a Gen IV HIV test along with  Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis tests at the 3 week mark. Everything came back negative. Flash forward to now and her sore throat is still there. It had ranged from lump in the throat to hurting one side to the entire thing hurting with dry coughing throughout the experience. I've had slight headaches over the past weeks but nothing too serious. I just got an Oraquick test completed with it being negative. My question is whether or not this is HIV related or possibly something else? Please and thank you. P.S I'm fully committed to getting a more definitive test at 12-13 weeks.
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The kind of test you used for HIV was a 4th generation, which is accurate 28 days after the exposure, so it wasn't accurate in your case.

3 weeks is a good time to wait before testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but is not enough to have an accurate result for many of the others.

For syphilis, you should test 6 weeks after the exposure, and if you get a negative result, you should repeat it 3 months after the exposure.

For herpes, you should test 3 months after the exposure.

All the best.
Thanks for the answer. It's just strange how one site will say 2-3 weeks for Gen IV and others say 3-4.
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