also, ive experienced pain in my knees and muscles in my legs
I think the HIV- dna Pcr with antibody is a good indicator of your status. But I think you should get tested after 3 months to be conclusive
what could trigger these symtoms? i know ive been going trough a lot of stress but the stress came after the symtoms?
First of all you will have to test after your 3 month window is up. For a conculsive result. Good news is your test results so far are a great indacation that your final test will be NEG. As for your symptoms ignor them most of the time anxiety over HIV plays a huge roll in symptoms. Thats why symptoms are very misleading.
So get tested after your 3 month window. And from now on always use condoms.
Don't post to anyone's threads, your reply was incorrect. PCR-DNA tests are not approved to diagnose HIV.
It's only used in infants when born to known infected mothers. A newborn can throw false positive for 15-18 months after birth.
PCR-DNA tests are very expensive and require a sophisticated lab set up, which is why they are not used for routine HIV screening. Until (if ever) the FDA approves it's use, I'd definitely follow up with an antibody test at the three month mark.
Neither the Abbott RealTime nor the Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 assay is intended to be used as a donor screening test for HIV-1 or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.
HIV/AIDS Program Director
Office of Special Health Issues
That is scientific enough, the above letter is from the HIV director of the FDA. That is all you need and don't be hijacking other people threads for you to ask your questions.