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ANY DOCTORS!SICK of posting but it seems no donation no answers?
Dec 25, 2012

After possible exposure 3.5months ago(unprotected sucking on me and protected insertive vaginal sex in Thailand) I have got tested for (hiv1&2 antibodies and p24 antigen screening test combo CMIA)and i have got tested at intervals of 3,7,10 weeks,14 weeks(95 days)and I have got test as non-reactive with reading of0.37,0.08,0.08, &0.09respectively. My questions are:- 1-Are these results are conclusive or I need more testing? 2-what does above mentioned test deals with(used by me) 3-I am getting very much anxious ?please help 4-after exposure I am getting sick very much like sore throat,cold and at the moment bad chest congestion ,what does that indicate? 5-Sorry to bother you again I just had one question in mind if I have given blood sample in lab for hiv test for how long that sample shows true results if it is placed under normal room temperature it can remain good ? And I am from India

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The guidelines for testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days, if both come back negative than so are you, as long as there were no other exposures during the 90 day period. If there were then the 90 day count starts gain. So with your test at 14 weeks coming back negative shows that you are HIV free. Getting ill after sex can be from many different things, from just getting a cold to be exposed to other STI's (sexually transmitted infections). The sample you gave for HIV testing at a lab is very viable and again at 14 weeks your HIV negative results shows that you are HIV free.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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