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Hi Dr., I had an unprotected sex with a women (sex worker) unknown her HIV status, after a week i got a sore throt. i became worried and started my tests, i have got tested after 21 days (HIV ag/ab, P24 Combo), 28 days(HIV ag/ab, P24 Combo) and(HIV RNA Quanitative), 35days(HIV ag/ab, P24 Combo) and after 42 days(HIV ag/ab, P24 Combo) all results were negative. my question is should i consider all these testes conclusive or i have to wait 3 and 6 months to be tested again.
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http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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  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
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have you seen any case tested Abott ag/ab Combo negative at 6 weeks changed to positive after 3 months.
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Just obtain your conclusive test results and start using condoms.
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Thanks, appreciate your sharp decision on 3 months antibodied test. but i'm asking should i keep worring about infection ornot and just i can consider 3 months test only as official negative.
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3 months is conclusive
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Hi Teak, Really worring is killing me. please reply on my questions:
1- after my above negative testes, could i have HIV symptoms after 8 weeks.
2- my tongue is like i take a very hot drink this for 4 days till now.
3- Under the armpit painfull vey much from time to time this is from 5 weeks ago. no swelling.
4- my throat is always dry, i have pain from time to time this is from 4 weeks.
5- rashes, i got one or tow appears and go for 2 days. another one or 2 in other places comes and go for 2 or 3 days.

could these be HIV symptoms?
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Enough with the symptoms because only a conclusive test is what counts.A 6 weeks negative DUO tests is excellent,collect your conclusive result at 3 months.
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have you seen a negative RNA Quanitative + DUO test after 4 weeks changed to positive after 3 months? yes or no.

3 months means 12 weeks or 90 days?
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No,never,it doesn't happen,those 2 tests are the best HIV tests in the world.
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So, i don't have HIV but officially i have to get my conclusive test after 3 months. three months means 12 weeks or 90 days?
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Yes you have to get your conclusive test result.
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Hi Teak, i will get that as per your advice and instruction. but please tell me i can trust the previous tests. and if i'm HIV free based on your experience with such tests.
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Worring is killing me.please help and reply.
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You were already given the correct replies.
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I got my negative HIV ag/ab combo test after 9 weeks, please advice if ineed more tests and if i can live with my wife now.
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Excellent result but have 1 final test at 12 weeks.
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Combo is enough at 12 weeks aswell
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You don't need a combo at 12 weeks,just have a standard antibody test.
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Hi Teak , could muscles ache come now after 9 weeks is related to HIV symptoms? without fever or any other thing.
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No.
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Hi Teak,
I got my 12 weeks negative normal HIV antibody test. can i proceed without anixty with my wife without condom.
my tests are:
3,4,5,6,9, weeks HIV combo test.
12 weeks HIV antibody test.
4 weeks RNA Quanitative.
all are negative please advice.
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You have tested conclusively negative.
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thanks teak, appreciate your advice
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Hi Teak,
So i can forgot the symptoms like Flu, Muscles Ache,......
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