Aa
A
A
A
Close
HIV Prevention Community
53.2k Members
Avatar universal

hiv test

Hi I have no symptoms of any acute infection except mild pain in throat.... its almost 18 days post exposure. How much relevant is if I go HIV fourth generation test post 19 days.....I am travelling day after hence cant postpone my worries. ...pls suggest
4 Responses
Avatar universal
If you had an exposure then the only test to be conclusively negative is an antibody at 12 weeks .
Avatar universal
Hi i had unprotected penetrative vaginal exposure. Its 11 day and feeling mild throat pain in one side. No fever no rashes. I have given sample for hiv rna pcr test as well. Too much paniced. Can any other test is helpful. Is throat infection alone can be cause of ars.
480448 tn?1426948538
Unprotected sex is a risk.  

You can take a DUO test at 4 weeks, which will be definitive.

You may want to start wearing condoms.  Sex lasts a moment, HIV lasts a lifetime.
1 Comments
How come you changed your opinion regarding the 4th generation test. U said 3 months is conclusive.
370181 tn?1428176748
This thread is 2 years old. Testing and guidelines have changed in that time.

If you have questions or concerns, please post a new question.
Thank you
1 Comments
Hey just quick question, can you provide me website or something where i can check where they have changed the guidelines. Thanks alot
Have an Answer?
Top HIV Answerers
366749 tn?1544695265
Karachi, Pakistan
370181 tn?1428176748
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
These tips can help HIV-positive women live a long, healthy life.
Despite the drop in new infections, black women are still at a high risk for HIV, the virus that causes Aids.
What are your HIV treatment options, and how do you choose the right one? Our panel of experts weighs in.
Learn the truth behind 14 common misconceptions about HIV.
Can HIV be transmitted through this sexual activity? Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia answers this commonly-asked question.
A breakthrough study discovers how to reduce risk of HIV transmission by 95 percent.