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server5
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Need help with HIV test
      12/29/12 01:36 AM

So basically I had protected vaginal intercourse and received unprotected oral intercourse from a female of unknown status.

5 weeks and 3 days, I tested myself with a home HIV test kit. About 10 minutes after doing the test, only the control band was present which indicates that the test is negative. The instructions say to interpret 10-15 minutes after the test.

However, I went to do something and came back later (about and hour) and had discovered some red stains that had travelled along the test. I was just wondering if these stains could possibly indicate a positive test? The test has 3 lines, one control band at the top, a band of HIV-2 and a band for HIV-1 at the bottom.

Here is a link of a photo of my test
http://postimage.org/image/6uv8v69ol/
http://s2.postimage.org/65cgit955/photo.jpg

Here is what a positive test SHOULD look like:
http://sell.lulusoso.com/upload/20120316/One_Step_HIV_1_2_serum_and.jpg

Also, is a 5 week 3day negative test a good indicator of status? The test was a antigen-antibody-antigen sandwich test (so 3rd generation?) test.

Any input would be helpful


Edited by server5 (12/29/12 02:14 AM)

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