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Unprotected sexual intercourse with commercial sex worker

hi Doctor,
I had an unprotected sex not long ago while entertaining guests in Jakarta - I never asked on her status, but this happened when we are both a bit drunk, I had a sexual intercourse without using condom, I was not ejaculating in her vagina, she gave me a handjob afterwards.
my question is, I read about the high possibility of transmission of HIV through unprotected sex and the symptoms it develops such as ARS, 3 days after the exposure, i had a fever, chills, sore throat (felt like cuts), night sweats, and lost of appetite although no swollen lymph nodes and rashes, but i completely freaked out - the fever last for 3 days and everything back to normal progressively - is this a symptoms of ARS? (almost twice a year I always got a fever due to weather conditions here in Jakarta / hot humid turns into raining season, this time the season change from hot to raining season) i have not tested for HIV, I read about the 'window period', today is 28 days from the day that i think i had the exposure, should I wait until 3 months (or the window period passed) or can get tested today? please help as I am absolutely freaking out now and constantly searching the web for answers. please advise. Thanks.

Best regards,
Donny
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You had an exposure by having unprotected penetrative sex. Your symptoms came on to quick to be related to 'ARS. You can obtain your conclusive test result 3 months post exposure.
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So basically the test now will not have any accurate result?
how long usually it takes from possible exposure to develop ARS symptoms?
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Hi Teak,
The lab will use CMIA test for Anti-HIV, can you please advise if this is a reliable test to detect any HIV within 30 days post exposure? Please advise. Thanks a lot
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You can obtain your conclusive test result 3 months post exposure.
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hi Teak,
thanks for your info, really anxious to wait for another 2 months for the conclusive tests.
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hi... I get tested yesterday and it came to me as non-reactive, in my country i will be required to consult to doctor pre-and post lab test, i have informed the doctor about the possible window period (54 days from the last exposure, roughly 7.7 weeks) she mentioned to me that this should be conclusive, but i heard that 3 months (12 weeks) is really the conclusive test, can you tell me whether my test on 7.7 weeks is a conclusive one? will my test result change later in the next month (12 weeks)? - i get tested early because the level of anxiety i'm having, i almost couldn't sleep every night. please advise. thanks.
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http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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#4
  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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I had an unprotected sex with sex worker, 55 days ago, and in 2013 that's only once, I knew it could not be used as an accurate statistic to show what kind of risk I have, but based on your knowledge, am I in a high risk category?, and 54 days with CMIA tested non-reactive (negative), still inconclusive?
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I had an unprotected sex with sex worker, 55 days ago, and in 2013 that's only once, I knew it could not be used as an accurate statistic to show what kind of risk I have, but based on your knowledge, am I in a high risk category?, and 54 days with CMIA tested non-reactive (negative), still inconclusive?
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Yes. You have to test after 3 months.
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You can obtain your conclusive negative test result 3 months post exposure, meaning you will have to test again.
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