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Is Elisa 4th gen conclusive at 8 weeks of exposure
May 13, 2014

Hi, Around last year december, i had unprotected sex with a girl, then feb this year i felt very bad, i had fever and i was weak, for few days, some skin rash came out over my body and palm hands, and my white cells are low at 3.8 i i went to a doctor for a check and i had an Elisa 4th gen hiv test and it showed negative, but up to now i have rashes on my skin and its really killing me because i have a daugther and i wife, now i dont know what to do, please help

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive. I would recommend receiving one more test at the 90 day mark to ensure you know your HIV status. If you symptoms continue I would highly recommend continued follow up with your health care provider for evaluation. There are other STI's out there that are much more easily transmitted than HIV or you may have something else going on.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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