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Old 08-29-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

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I have done unprotected anal sex several times two months ago.i do the hiv test and the result is negative.However i feel very fatique and i got some wart on my tongue and also some ulcer in my mouth.I guess it is a candidialisis.Is the result after two months is accurate enough?is the result would change after three months?am i have a high risk to got hiv positive?help me please..

 
Old 08-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

you were at a high risk
only if your partner was infected in the first place.
requardless of the risk
your test has the final say
at 6 weeks it would be very highly unlikely to change at any time.
it would be safe to rule out hiv
and put your focus elsewhere..

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

3 months is conlusive, especially with high risk sex like you had....unprotected anal. Ignore all symptoms as tehy are never in any way a means to diagnose or rule out HIV.

A negative test result at 2 months is extremely reassuring. At 6-8 weeks, all modern tests are 95-99% accurate. So I would take a deep breath and relax, it is extremely unlikely a 3 month confirmatory test will be different from the 2 month you had.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

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Hello..
I have done unprotected anal sex several times two months ago.i do the hiv test and the result is negative.However i feel very fatique and i got some wart on my tongue and also some ulcer in my mouth.I guess it is a candidialisis.Is the result after two months is accurate enough?is the result would change after three months?am i have a high risk to got hiv positive?help me please..
Hi There,

First of all I like to say stop playing with fire. Unprotected anal sex is the highest risky act on all type of sex.

Now as per your testing is concerned, after 2 months if the test which you have taken is DUO or a COMBO then it is next to conclusive. If the test was antibody only, then it is highly reliable and not likely change after 12-13 weeks test.

Average sero conversion happen in between 22-25 days. It is also unheard from all the experts here that a 6 weeks negative turns positive later, let alone 2 months.

Please stop this activity if you don't want it actually, which I think you not. Use condom to protect you always.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

Smiteler, my understanding is that unprotected anal sex is considered a high risk activity. For this kind of activity, should the person take a test at 3 month point, before we can declared it conclusive. 6 weeks probably conclusive if the test is a DUO test. If the 2 month test is an antibodies test, then I believe it's still not conclusive if it's taken after 2 months. Correct me if I'm wrong..

 
Old 08-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

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Smiteler, my understanding is that unprotected anal sex is considered a high risk activity. For this kind of activity, should the person take a test at 3 month point, before we can declared it conclusive. 6 weeks probably conclusive if the test is a DUO test. If the 2 month test is an antibodies test, then I believe it's still not conclusive if it's taken after 2 months. Correct me if I'm wrong..
DUO can be considered 99.8% reliable taken after 4 weeks. But to get a conclusive as per official guidelines it is 3 months. After 3 months any test will be conclusive (3r or 4th generation does not matter)

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #7
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

I've query about the DUO test. My understanding is that the DUO test will detect the p24 antigen & also the antibodies. Is it true that the p24 is are only high up until the 6th week & after that it will become low as the body will have quite numbers of antibodies. So, if someone who take the test after 6 weeks, he should go for test that detect the antibodies only? Understand that DUO test is expensive compared with antibodies test.

In my country, as far as I know, only 1 lab is offering DUO test & the rest is just an EIA test which I'm not sure whether it's a 2nd or 3rd generation which only detect the antibodies. Anyone know what is the different between 2nd & 3rd generation test?

 
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I've query about the DUO test. My understanding is that the DUO test will detect the p24 antigen & also the antibodies. Is it true that the p24 is are only high up until the 6th week & after that it will become low as the body will have quite numbers of antibodies. So, if someone who take the test after 6 weeks, he should go for test that detect the antibodies only? Understand that DUO test is expensive compared with antibodies test.

In my country, as far as I know, only 1 lab is offering DUO test & the rest is just an EIA test which I'm not sure whether it's a 2nd or 3rd generation which only detect the antibodies. Anyone know what is the different between 2nd & 3rd generation test?
2nd and 3rd generation both are antibody test. After 3 months both test are equally reliable. Generation does not matter that time.

4th generation are commonly known as DUO or COMBO which test for both P24 antigen and antibody. After 4 weeks this test is very reliable as either antigen or antibody oe both can be detect.

 
Old 08-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

That is a very good question if p24 clears by the 5th (being conservative) week then shouldnt the antibody then be conclusive after that if somewhere between six and eight weeks? What would be the point of taking that test after six weeks? Should an antibody alone be conclusive?

 
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

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DUO can be considered 99.8% reliable taken after 4 weeks. But to get a conclusive as per official guidelines it is 3 months. After 3 months any test will be conclusive (3r or 4th generation does not matter)

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Their is no evidence to prove that a duo has those figuers at 4 weeks.

To the op. Your test results are a very good indication of your status but your 3 month test will be conclusive. You need to use condoms in the future.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:21 AM   #11
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

thanks everyone.i will not do the risk sex anymore.
in malaysia,it is hard to do DUO and COMBO test...
so if i only do rapid hiv test,so i need to wait for 3 month to know accurate result?
but usually the result after two month is unlikely to change right?i'm really afraid of it.

 
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

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thanks everyone.i will not do the risk sex anymore.
in malaysia,it is hard to do DUO and COMBO test...
so if i only do rapid hiv test,so i need to wait for 3 month to know accurate result?
but usually the result after two month is unlikely to change right?i'm really afraid of it.
Correct. A test at 2 months is 99% conclusive and test at 12 weeks is 99.89% ( in medical terms thats 100% ) so indeed you can see its unlikley to change.

So just take a rapid test at 3 months and your sorted, but gain i must stress, please use condoms. Its not only HIV to worry about, its STD's as well and if you have not already then you should take a test for those as well.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #13
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

Lidoboyz, if you want to have the DUO test, you can do it at Gribbles. But you need a referral letter from clinic if you want to go the the lab on your own (but the result will be sent to the clinic) or you can go to the clinic & ask them to withdraw your blood & send it to Gribbles to be test.

Are you currently go for anynomous test at the NGO or government clinic for the rapid test? If you want to be still anynomous, then you can't have it (DUO test) in Malaysia (as far as I know). Hope this is useful as I'm also from the same country as you.

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but usually the result after two month is unlikely to change right?i'm really afraid of it.
Yes, it would really be extremely rare for it to change. Don't be afraid of the final conclusive test. As Apollo said, the test you had was 99% accurate at that point. So add up the pretty low chance your partner was HIV +, plus the cahnce on contracting after a few exposures were he positive( it only takes one time, but usually takes repeated exposures), and your highly accurate 2 month test.....Just relax about the final test. I'd be really surprised to see you turn positive.

I know, I know...you've heard the following enough already, but it cannot be said enough. Please wear condoms. Any unprotected sex is a risk for HIV, but anal sex is an extremely risky activity for HIV. It's looking like you may have dodged a bullet on this one, but why take the chance again?

Please report back when you have a final 90 day/3 month/12 week test. Try to relax between now and then .

 
Old 08-31-2012, 05:20 AM   #15
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Re: Hiv test accuracy after two months exposure

everyone says that the result would not be changed after 3 months repeated test including a doctor.Thanks for everyone that make me relieve for a while.
However the symptoms and i felt very tired for about one week freaking me out.
I could not even feel better when i think about this night and days...

but i believed that u all have a great experience to put comments here about my case compared to me as a newbies...

 
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