|Hiv test accuracy
Dec 9, 2013
I had protected sex with sex worker.. But after 1 week slight fever started , body pain, joint pain , throat infection , mouth ulcer one after one. Day 32nd test p24 hiv 1 & 2 ab by elica test & hiv 1 rna pcr real time qualitative test.. Both result came negative. Doctor says you are 100 percentage negative . But still slight fever, throat infection continues, also face & body itching, very mild pain/ burining in pennis , small rashes on body& rough surface body .. Then 40th day test all other STD test . I got result all negative .. Now I am in 6 the week but still I have all above symtoms.. Doctor s telling this because of anxiety & you don't have any hiv...
| Response from Mr. Cordova
Thanks for writing in. Transmission was unlikely in this case. Condoms are effective in preventing HIV transmission as long as they are used correctly, with condom-safe lubricant, and don't break.
While a test is not considered conclusive until 90 days, I would have expected a positive result by 28 days or greater. Your 40 day test is a good indicator of your true status.
If your symptoms persist, work with your doctor to determine other possible causes. It is not HIV.
Bottom line: This was not a risky situation, and you can trust the test.
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