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accuracy of hiv test

I am a 44 year old gay white male who in early june of this year came down with a severe case of urinary tract infection and had to be hospitalized for a period of time because of the severity of the symptoms and because I had experienced kidney damage as well. While in the hospital I was tested for hiv and hepatitus and both tests came out negative. Subsequently I do not have an enlarged prostate nor do I have kidney stones I am scheduled to see a specialist to check for the posibility of cancer. I have responded to the anti biotics that were given and appear to be making a healthy recovery though there is still some concerns regarding my kidneys.  My question is this though I tested negative for the hiv test in the early part of june I want to know how accurate that test would be considering my previous sexual encounter was about 7 weeks prior to this.
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Its a very encouraging result at 7 weeks,but no test result is considered 100% conclusive until taken at 3 months post-exposure.You can test now and receive your conclusive result.
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Thank you for responding to my question and I am planning on getting retested very soon  I do have a couple of other questions that have been on my mind. the first one would be, would 7 weeks after possible exposure to hiv would that be sufficient time to cause the infection that I had. And secondly, if its not hiv, hepatitus, kidney stones and enlarged prostate or liver problems and hopefully I will get clearance for cancer what other reason would of caused the tract infection that I had the doctors that I have seen have not been all that clear in explaining the possibilities.
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This is an hiv specific forum.You can forward those questions to the correct forums here on medhelp for an answer.As i said 7 weeks is a very encouraging result and is not likely to change at 3 months.All the best.
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