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Need help with HIV test
      12/29/12 06:36 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

Here is what a positive test SHOULD look like:

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

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