I have a question that I would like to ask the community. I did a rapid HIV test at the reputable clinic, 59 days post exposure. My blood was collected via venipuncture, so the testing material used was serum. The description of the test stated it was antigen and antibody, HOWEVER, as it turns out there was a typo and I just did antibody testing. I requested information about the test used, and they sent me the annotation. Did not find a mention of IgM antibodies, let alone antigen. Just says antibodies to HIV 1/2. Im assuming worst case scenario that this is a 2-nd generation test, since many immunochromatography lateral flow tests seem to be only detecting IgG antibodies. If this is the case, Can i be at least somewhat calm about my results?
Many sources and especially diagrams say that IgG is produced in enough quantities normally after 6 weeks. I did not have any of the typical seroconversion symptoms after 2-4 weeks after exposure. Only thing I could mention is I had slight pain in my lower back about 5 days after exposure and went to the toilet more often for a day or two. Went to get tested, I had a borderline result for chlamydia so i did antibiotics for that. I still have a discomfort in my lower back after almost a year since then. Im assuming it is due to some bacterial infection and cant really link it to HIV. No high fevers, no swollen lymphnodes, Rashes or anything of that sort. My CBC looks fine as well, normal WBC too. Honestly it would be the easiest thing to just go and get tested by 4-th gen lab test, but i had so much anxiety last time testing that i just dont want to deal with that any more... although i guess i will have to. Just wanted to hear the opinion of he experts.