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When to get tested for confirmed HIV results?

Despite all the advances in HIV testing and widespread awareness about how to test for HIV,  HIV still remains a taboo. Advanced treatment with highly effective antiviral drugs has made it possible to live a near normal life with HIV. What is important in successful management of HIV is early detection and prompt initiation of drugs. Methods to detect the number of virus particles present in the blood stream have made it possible to detect  the progression of the disease early in the course and also to determine the extent to which the person can be infectious to others.

If you are thinking about getting yourself tested, here is all you need to know about how to test for HIV.

Today there are different types of HIV tests available in India. Each of the different tests vary in their accuracy, window period, time taken for obtaining results and also the cost. The window period of an HIV test is the time lapsed after infection with HIV, beyond which the test may become positive. Having learned that there are many different types of tests, let us go into the details of how to test for HIV.

Most of the times if one has shown risky behaviour in the past and fears having been infected with HIV, anxiety is so much that they would like to know their HIV status as soon as possible. The hassle of waiting for the test reports for a couple of days may be traumatizing. Besides, for purposes such as hospital based screening of a patient in view of a planned surgical procedure may also demand quick reporting tests for HIV. We will go into the details of rapid HIV testing and the scope of the test.

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Rapid HIV test

Rapid HIV test is a card test which takes only about few minutes to give you the result. Thus called the rapid card test. It avoids a long and stressful wait for your report. It is the most accessible of the HIV testing methods and is the most commonly used screening test.

The rapid HIV test works by detecting the antibodies formed in your body against the HIV virus. Following an infection with HIV, a persons body takes at least 3-4 weeks to produce antibodies against the virus.Though antibodies do not succeed in eliminating HIV from the body,they are helpful in diagnostic tests.Therefore the rapid HIV test may become positive after 3-4 weeks of infection with HIV in about 90% of the people.It means that the window period of the rapid HIV test is anywhere between 3-4 weeks and  within than time 90% of the HIV infected people develop enough antibodies against the virus, so as to be detected by the test.

The accuracy of the Rapid HIV test is comparable to the standard ELISA test. If one tests negative for HIV by rapid card test, no further tests need to be done. If the rapid HIV test results are positive further confirmatory tests may be required.

Now that you know that each test has a window period, You may have on your mind questions such as how soon can HIV be detected by a blood test? There are few tests which make early detection of HIV possible. Read on to know methods of early detection of HIV.

Early detection of HIV

If you have had a recent exposure to HIV and want to get clarity on your HIV infection status at the earliest, there are a few tests which can be done as early as 2 weeks after possible infection.

HIV PCR / NAT

It is a test which can detect HIV infection as early as 9-11 days post exposure. It detects the RNA which is the genetic material of the HIV virus in your blood. The cost of the test is very high. As it is based on detection of the viral genetic material, antibody production in the body against HIV is not necessary before the test becomes positive. It takes about 4-5 days before you can get the result of the test.

Even if the quantity of the virus in your body is small, the test can detect the presence of the virus as it employs a technology wherein the RNA of the virus is multiplied to many folds. Through this method even the viral load in the infected person can be detected.

As the test detects viral RNA and also quantifies it, the test is considered to be highly accurate.

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p24 antigen test

It is a method of early HIV detection in which the p24 antigen or protein present in HIV is detected. It can detect HIV infection in about 16 days post exposure on an average. The window period of the P24 antigen test is between 1-8 weeks post infection with HIV and about 95% people infected test positive during that period. It takes about 4-5 days for you to get your report.

The drawback of the test is that the p24 protein levels decline after 5-6 weeks of infection and may not get detected despite being infected with HIV. It means that if 5-6 weeks have passed following infection, the test may give a false negative result.Therefore the test is ideal only for early detection of HIV infection,i.e. within 3-4 weeks of the potential exposure.

It is now clear that the earliest you can take an HIV test following exposure is after 2 weeks.

Standard HIV test/ ELISA test for HIV

The standard test for HIV is ELISA which detects the antibodies against HIV present in the persons blood. It takes atleast 3-4 weeks post infection for antibodies against HIV to develop.

ELISA involves the analysis of the reaction of antibodies present in blood with a HIV antigen containing sample. If the antibodies contained in the blood sample are found to have reacted with HIV antigens,it is a positive reaction. Sometimes it may happen that other nonspecific antibodies present in the blood sample may show a cross reaction with HIV antigen giving rise to a false positive result or a indeterminate result.

The present day ELISA kits have been adapted to detect both HIV-1 and HIV-2 strains of the virus. ELISA kits adapted for differentiating between HIV-1 and HIV-2 have also been developed and are in use currently.The importance of differentiating between the strains lies in the fact that the they behave differently with respect to progression and disease load.

If a person screens positive by rapid HIV test card ,ELISA test has to be performed for further confirmation of the screening test.It takes about 2-3 days to obtain the test results by ELISA method.

3rd generation ELISA

A 3 rd generation ELISA kit detects only antibodies against HIV.

4TH generation ELISA /combination kit /Antigen antibody test

The fourth generation ELISA kit detects both the p24 antigen and the antibody against HIV, in the infected persons blood. It is way more superior to the old 3rd generation ELISA kits. They are successful in detecting HIV infection within 3-4 weeks in most cases. It is costlier than the 3rd generation kits but less costly in comparison to HIV PCR tests.

Having done the above tests can your HIV status be confirmed? No, except for HIV PCR /NAT the tests mentioned above cannot be considered confirmatory test for HIV.You may be interested in what is the confirmatory test for HIV?

If you have tested negative for HIV by rapid card test or ELISA, you do not need any further tests.But testing negative for p24 doesn’t confirm your HIV negative status as the test may not detect the viral protein if it has been more than 5-6 weeks since infection with HIV. p24 antigen test is recommended only for early detection of HIV infection if the exact time of potential exposure is known.

If one tests positive for rapid card test or ELISA,they may need further testing to confirm the positive report. The confirmatory test for HIV is western blot.

Western blot for HIV

It uses electrical fields to separate protein molecules based on their sizes and charges. By this method the HIV specific antibodies are detected. In western blot test antigen antibody reaction is not involved. Hence, the possibility of antibodies against HIV reacting with antigens other than that of HIV and thereby giving a false positive result, is eliminated. False positive given by ELISA can be detected by western blot. Indeterminate results by ELISA also may be confirmed by western blot.

With access to advanced testing methods such as HIV PCR wherein the presence of virus can be confirmed and the viral load also can be quantified, western blot test is becoming obsolete as a confirmatory test.

After having gone through this article,are there are still more queries on your mind regarding how to test for HIV? If so,our HIV testing and counseling team is anytime approachable.

Pre-test counselling:

Our counselors with immense experience in handling HIV related issues will be available to speak to you and provide you with all the details that you require. The privacy and confidentiality of our clients is of utmost importance to us. The counselor will compassionately listen to your concerns and also prepare you psychologically to face the outcome of the test.If during the time of counseling it is known that the potential exposure was very recent, the option of post exposure prophylaxis will also be discussed with you. You will be referred to our experts if you express willingness to take post exposure prophylaxis.

Post exposure prophylaxis in HIV :

Post exposure prophylaxis drugs are given to people following potential exposure to HIV. It is given so as to prevent the development of HIV infection. It needs to be initiated within 72 hours of potential exposure to HIV and needs to be continued for 28 days for maximum effectiveness. It is effective when administered correctly but not 100% effective. So, you cannot be assured of not contracting HIV after post exposure prophylaxis.

Post test counseling:

The counselor will meet you again with your test reports. You will be explained in detail the meaning of the reports and advised on further tests if required. All our clients are treated with respect and compassion irrespective of the outcome of the test. If your results are positive, you will be guided through further confirmatory tests and referred to our medical experts for prompt and timely initiation of treatment. You will be provided psychological support and reviewed at frequent intervals.

316 Comments

  1. Hi sir,
    I am sundar… Am a bisexual guy… I did anal sex with my frd (receptive side). After the incidend I am having more fear because it’s my first experience…after took hiv eliza test after 37 days of incident and the result came as negative… Till am having Anxiety…kindly give a better solution

      • 97 days ago I had sex with a prostitute and had oral sex unfortunately came into contact with that female friend’s blood, and the next day I missed my mouth, I was afraid when I had sex, my mouth was already there. the ulcer is small but right after 24 hours of risk, I took pep avonza but did not adhere to it on time, the first time I took it at 13:00 but after a few days I took it 3 hours earlier than the previous time, it was 10 hours Then the next time I drink again at 12:30 and maintain it for 28 days like that, and during that time I have some hiv-like symptoms such as diarrhea, oral thrush and even heat in the body at night but no symptoms. sweating but taking the medicine it helped until the 84th day e had a high fever for 2 days later, on that day i had a dry cough until now taking the medicine but still not getting better but fortunately i did not appear signs of sore throat from the time I was at risk until now, and until recently, I have noticed that there are many lymph nodes under the left jaw, and on the right side, there is also a lymph node the size of a little finger. Before and after completing the pep on 21, 35 days, I had a hiv combo test with a quick test that gave negative results and on day 50 57 67 81 and 89 I had a hiv combo test s/co: 0.05 < 1 also gave The result is negative, with such a result, is there a high chance that I am infected? Thank you doctor have a good day

      • Hiii doctor,
        I had risky exposure condom break for few seconds, with unknown person, after that exposure I did test
        85th day – hiv p24 ag/ab test- non reactive
        91st day – hiv 1 and 2 antibody test – non reactive, hcv tridot negative
        103rd day – hiv p24 ag/ab test, hbsag, vdrl – non reactive
        119th day – hiv 1 and 2 antibody test non reactive
        After consulting doctor, that I feel so anxious and meet in front, he told me to take rna pcr test
        121st day – hiv rna qualitative pcr- not detected
        Again I took after 6 months of risk exposure exactly
        183rd day – hiv 1 and 2 antibody test- results non reactive
        186th day – hsv 1 and 2 – negative
        Is it conclusive or have to test again doctor, pls help me doctor, can’t concentrate on any work, Waiting for your valuable response doctor🙏, please help me

  2. Good morning Doctor,
    I had unprotected insertive vaginal sex for a few seconds, and was really scared after that. I took a fourth generation HIV duo test after 34 days of exposure.
    Result was (0.18) non reactive. Am I safe? Please help me, I’m very anxious doctor.

      • Good afternoon Doctor.
        I had unprotected insertive vaginal sex, and was really scared after that. I took a fourth generation HIV DUO test after 34 days of exposure. Result was:
        0.18 non reactive.
        My question is should I retest after 90 days? Can the result of my test change after 90 days? I’m really anxious to wait for so long! Please give me your valuable advise doctor.
        Thank you!

      • Hi Sir, I had a unprotected sex on 16th Nov. After ten days I took two hiv test both came a negative report. Again on 30th Nov, I took genexpert rna pcr test and result came not detected. I am bit worried so again on 9th Dec I have tested a HIV RT PCR test in a leading laboratory and result came not detected. But yesterday I got an ulser in my mouth on the inside cheek right wall. So again I took HIV p24 AB/AG COMBO test and result is negative. I couldn’t sleep well for the past few days because of the stress. Pls kindly advice.

        • Instead of you going and getting tested all by yourself, you should see a good doctor and then go for testing.
          1. The doctor will tell you which test you should get done.
          2. He/she will check your symptoms and can tell you if you need to be worried.
          3. Seeing a good sexologist within 3 days after unprotected sex is important if you are worried. You will be put under Post Exposure Prophylaxis that can prevent HIV.

        • Hi doctor I tested myself for Hiv rapid hiv test after 12 days of having unprotected sex the report was negative but now after a month I am experiencing little little rise in temperature of my body also felling like to vomit
          Please doctor help I am anxious and can’t sleep well

    • Hi Doctor I am sai ganesh , I have sex with unknown person with condom but end of the time after sperm out I do continuously girl pushed me then my condom stuck in her vagina I have doubt my mind can spread hiv or anything then I removed her condom from her vagina I asked her sperm come inside to vagina she said no but I have doubt doctor can I get STI ???or disases my sex yesterday any STD transmission Possible??

  3. Good afternoon Doctor. I wanted to know if a fourth generation HIV DUO test can be considered accurate and conclusive after 33 days of exposure? Have you personally seen anyone turn positive after a `Negative fourth generation duo test after 5 weeks´. I have read so many articles, but your valuable knowledge and experience will be trustworthy.
    Awaiting your response doctor, thank you so much.

  4. Good evening doctor, I had unprotected vaginal sex 30 days back. If I do fourth generation HIV DUO test now to check whether I have been infected, will the result be accurate? Waiting for your response.
    Thank you in advance. I am getting very anxious. Also, does circumcision reduce the risk of hiv transmission?

    • Rajesh, in many cases, by 30days the person will run a fever. You can get tested now but most accurate will be the test done after 90 days.
      Don’t stress yourself, get tested and if the result is negative, you should be good.

  5. Hello doctor, myself Sharath. I had unprotected vaginal sex, and after two days I got a sore throat, no fever. I was worried and waited for 34 days and did fourth generation HIV DUO test from metropolis to check if I got HIV. Result was non reactive. Am I safe doctor? It’s causing me a lot of stress.

  6. Hi doctor, I have too much anxiety thinking about hiv. I had unprotected sex for barely a minute with a girl.
    I did fourth generation test after 35 days, result was non reactive. The clinician there told me it’s not accurate till 90 days. Now I’m getting very tensed sir. Can my result change after 90 days? Please reply doctor. Thanks I’m advance.

    • Hello doctor , i had unprotected homosex before 3 month now i tested for HIV rapid it shows now positive. I took test at ICTC center in govt hospital they ask me to wait for 2nd confirmatory test (going to give sample on jan 3rd ) i was in very fear… Pls tell some solution sir

        • Hi doc, had 8 sec unprotected vaginal penetration and immediately washed off . Taken pep on 55th hour. Tested negative on 14th day for hiv rna n 4th gen elfa/ cmia test. Again tested negative on day 44 post exposure for hiv rna n 4th gen elfa/ cmia test which is 15 days after pep. Finally tested negative for 4th gen antigen antibody on day 75 from exposure which is 46 days post pep. Are these conclusive or need to re do after 90 days

  7. Good evening doctor,
    I had unprotected vaginal sex 3 months back. I was waiting for the window period to get over and did the HIV DUO fourth generation test now. Result was non reactive 0.22. Is this conclusive since it has been 3 months now since exposure? Or should I retest after 6 months?
    Thank you in advance,
    Kind regards.

  8. Hi doctor,
    I had unprotected sex with a girl about 4 months back. I want to get tested for all STD’s including HIV. Can you please tell me the name of the test that I should do? Is it a STD panel test? I stay in Chennai.
    Thank you Doctor!

  9. Hi doctor,
    I have too much anxiety thinking about hiv.
    . I had protected vaginal sex on 21st, 22nd and 29th June 2021
    I’m getting very tensed sir. Please reply doctor. Thanks I’m advance.

  10. Hello doctor… June 14 th … I was sex with a sexual work lady… Before a sex I weard condom to vaginal sex … I worried to much may cause HIV… I don’t sex with oraly…
    After 12 days I check with… Vdrl and HIV 1 AND HIV 2 antibody test for rapid card… That is negative… Some people said 90 days to check… I’m using condom sir…I’m What I do sir … I’m too much worried about this… Tell me a clear sollution sir please

    • You are good, don’t worry too much. When you worry too much, it puts stress in your brain.
      Natural tendency of people is to go to google for every damn thing. When you read about the symptoms, the stress will show all the symptoms in your body after 2 or 3 days and you will get more stressed.

      Don’t worry, you should be fine.

      • Sir I had sex with prostitutes with condom after one week I got mild fever body pains fatigue and I am worried about this symptoms plc tell me when to do blood test to get correct accurate result and I don’t why this symptoms are showing me now I had wear protection

      • Hi sir.. I had sex with before 15 days and I have used condom.. but still I have doubt. Even though I have tested after 10 days with hiv test kit..it’s showed negative. But still I’m fear about hiv..even though I have used condom. And I have seen the google about symptoms and I feeling Its happening me . Like fever and headache and little ithching my hand sometimes.. but after busy in work or other jobs it’s looking gone away.. pls give your suggestion..

        Headache also whenever drink tea or tablet it’s gone away..

  11. Sir June 14 th I was sex with sexual Works lady… Before sex I’m using condom … Is it safe?? And I worried too much … Can I have to take any further test … Or is it I am safe ? So please tell the clear solution doctor

      • Sir Iam not hard too make sex… So just 2 min with sex…its not possible to break the condom sir… And I no use to a long time sex… Just 2 min… So I am safe ah sir…

        Can I have to any other test sir

      • Sir I had sex with a prostitute with a condom , but I had done oral sex with her without her having condom. I am worried about getting std . What should I do please help me

        • Transmission of STD through oral route has some restrictions.
          You (if you have given oral), should have sores or open wounds or cuts around your mouth. If you don’t have such sores around your mouth, you are good.
          Chances of the woman having STD and you having sores around your mouth are very minute. However, please get tested, you should be safe mostly, but better to be sure than sorry.

    • I had sex with sex worker with condom 15 days before but now I affected urinary infection like frequently urine, pain in penies and little patches on penies and abdominal pain. Iam fear about hiv.

      • Arul,
        1. You are saying that you had protection. So, the chances of contracting HIV are nearly 0.
        2. You don’t know if that lady had HIV, so, the chances are even smaller.
        If you are worried, please get tested. RT PCR should give good result because your window is small.

        Generally, fever, rashes, throat infection are commonly seen symptoms in HIV infected individuals.

  12. Good evening sir,
    I went to test for HIV ( Fourth generation test) after I finished my workout in the gym. Would this affect the outcome of my report? I tested after 100 days, and got non reactive 0.22.
    Please advise. Thank you in advance.

  13. Hello doctor… June 21st ,22nd and 29th… I was sex with a sexual work lady… Before a sex I weard condom to vaginal sex … I worried to much may cause HIV…I’m using condom sir…I’m What I do sir … I’m too much worried about this… Tell me a clear Sollution sir please

  14. Hello doctor… June 21st ,22nd and 29th… I was sex with a sexual work lady… Before a sex I weared condom to vaginal sex … I worried to much may cause HIV…I’m using condom sir…I’m What I do sir … I’m too much worried about this… and Can I have to take any further test … Or is it I am safe ? So please tell the clear solution doctor.

  15. Good evening Doctor,

    I had unprotected vaginal sex with a girl 4 months back. Today, I tested for hiv using HIV DUO, and the result was 0.22 non reactive. Should I test for other stds? I do not have any symptoms as of yet. Its been 4 months now. Please advise doctor,

    Regards,
    Shyam

  16. Good evening Doctor,

    I had unprotected vaginal sex with a girl 4 months back. Today, I tested for hiv using HIV DUO, and the result was 0.22 non reactive. Should I test for HEPATITIS? I have no symptoms, it’s been 4 months now. Or should I test for any other std?
    Regards,
    Shyam

  17. Hello doctor, i had sex on yesterday with transgender sex, no oral & no anal and i used condom. Now i stressed too much, fear of HIV .
    What should i do now.

  18. Sir I’m using condom before sex ..But I’m anxiety.after 87 days I tested for rapid card test negative.this test enough ah sir. I am safe sir

  19. Hi doctor. What is the window period for the hepatitis C Antibody test? I got myself tested after 4 months of unprotected exposure, and result was non reactive. Am I safe?

  20. Dear sir, thanks for your reply. Now 7days gone. Now am having slight head ache & fever symptoms , neck muscle also paining in back side. Its because of the rain here or seriously its effect of HIV.

    Please help.

  21. Sir before sex I’m using condom… But some anxiety from about my side… I don’t use any oral sex…

    Now after 36th day sample given healthian lab… They test for ( rapid immuno chromatography )… It’s non reactive … Can I take fourth generation test … Or it’s enough ah sir

  22. Hello Dr,
    What are the bands should one get in HIV western blot in order to consider it as Positive?
    Awaiting for your reply Doctor.
    Thank you.

  23. Hello doctor,
    I have tested positive for secondary syphilis and I got my HIV western blots results done .Both were done at the same day. I took western blot after 15 days from the date of exposure.The bands showing are gp160, gp120 and p31 (only these 3 bands) and no additional bands are present. Does it mean positive or indeterminate?
    Thank you Doctor.

  24. Sir Actually…when hiv test is conclusive??….How many days after the exposure??….some articles says 3 months & some says 6 month or one year……

  25. Sir I take 4th generation duo combo(CMIA) after 42th day … The result 0.06 non reactive sir… What I do sir am I safe sir… In my life

  26. I didn’t have an unprotected sex …….I didn’t even allow him to kiss …But he kissed on my lips ……..He rubbed his cock against my shorts ….I gave him a handjob…We hold our cock together ..Not head to head …But side ways …….Do i need to start with PEP?

      • Doctor sir 4th generation test CMIA 42th day given blood test 0.06 non reactive… You are telling safe don’t worry… can I take again test for 90 days if ( it’s necessary or not sir? )Please tell me sir ….anxiety about my side sir day to day … Is am safe life long negative person …

  27. Hi Doctor,

    By a chance if the semen of an infected person came in contact with my skin(Hand) or in general if the semen gets in touch with the skin(apart from penis), do I need to worry about it? do I need to get tested for HIV? If yes after how many days I need to take the test from the day it happened and what test is necessary? In need of your advice in this doctor. Please do reply. Thanks in advance.

  28. Hi sir
    I had sex with unknown girl for 2mins with condom in this Feb month she gave me blow job without condom and unknowingly I made contact with her vagina thorugh my mouth.
    I did hiv 1 and 2 spot test after 4months and results are non reactive.
    I test for hiv by elisa after 4months and 5months(July end)and its results are non reactive .
    Bt I had symptoms like sore throat and white tongue for past 10days and falling hair for past 2months

    Other tests Hepatits b non reactive and vdrl non reactive..
    For herpes 1 and 2 values shows 0.4 in results it mentioned as negative but made in block letters

    Am I safe?

    Pls reply doctor.

  29. Good evening doctor. I wanted to know the window period for ANTI- HCV test. A lot is sites are saying 3 months after exposure and some are saying 6 months. Which is correct, please guide me?

  30. Sir kindly help me to save from anxity.
    After 35 days of exposure with a sex worker (unprotected ) i had done the test of
    Western blot
    Elisha
    VDRL
    HEPETITIS B
    …….

    All are negative …can it be turn to postive after 3 months …..
    Now i have anxity about the gentile herps , HPV …
    There are pain in my testicle….i don’t have fever from last 40 days…..
    Please suggest me what to do…..
    And what the tests should i have to done more.

      • Hi Doctor,

        I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker and also had a condom slip a bit during vaginal sex. I started taking PEP from the third day (50th hour).

        How likely I’ll be catching up with the STD’s? It’s been 25 days now and I’m having some mild discomfort continuing throughout the day in my penis and testicles. Apart from that I don’t have any other trouble.

        I wanted to check with you doctor, can you please help!!

  31. I had protected sex with condom with 2 sex workers yesterday. The condo w as intact and I checked with water after the act. There was no damage of leak. Should I test for hiv. I’m anxious

  32. Good afternoon Doctor. I did the HIV DUO test 4 months after an unprotected exposure. Result was 0.22 non reactive. Do I need to repeat the test at 6 months? I also did HBSag, and ANTI HCV test. Both were non reactive. Should I repeat these at 6 months?

  33. I did protected sex with condom with csw and was so anxious that I tested for HIV on the 11th day after exposure with HIV qualitative RNA PCR test and result came non detected. I being a paranoid kind is still afraid. please provide your valuable advice sir.

  34. Hi sir.. I had sex with before 15 days and I have used condom.. but still I have doubt. Even though I have tested after 10 days with hiv test kit..it’s showed negative. But still I’m fear about hiv..even though I have used condom. And I have seen the google about symptoms and I feeling Its happening me . Like fever and headache and little ithching my hand sometimes.. but after busy in work or other jobs it’s looking gone away.. pls give your suggestion..

    Headache also whenever drink tea or tablet it’s gone away.. fever not always also mild only 30min fever after that’s I’ll be fine..

  35. Hi sir sep 29 2021 i had a unprotected sex with a trans women feeling annex now as i did erroneously as i was drunk at that time.. What should i do now feeling scared on that now

    • When such things happen, you need to see a doctor in person immediately instead of posting online. Please take an appointment and see me immediately.
      99% of the time, you should be safe but you need to get tested to be sure.

  36. Hi doctor ,I had a unprotected recieving oral sex from a sex worker , and I have not even experienced any other sexual intercourse with/without protection till now , Finally I got tested for HIV after 2years from the exposure ,I went for 4th generation test , result is negative and the index value is 0.06 non – reactive , is I am fine , should I need to get tested again for hiv.thank you doctor in advance , egearely waiting for your response doctor.

  37. When we calculates the hiv window period from the day of sex or from the day of completing the 30 days pep medicine? does pep delay elisa test window after 90 from day of sex occurs?

  38. Sir, I was unprotected sex on 28/08/2021. After I took Tri dot kit test non reactive on 25/09/2021. After wester blot test negative on 30/09/2021. I took test PCR qualitative test on 06/10/2021. Any possible This test result will change ?

  39. Hi sir,

    I had sex with csw on Feb 2021with protection and had oral sex without protection
    I made contact with her vaginal fluids with my mouth

    Its almost 7months now.. I didn’t had any other exposure in between
    I did test at mid of 5-6 months for below tests
    hiv 1&2 elisa – Negative (0.05)
    Hbs Ag – Negative(0.001)
    Hsv 1 and 2 igm – 0.4 value
    Vdrl – Non reactive

    Is there any chance of getting hcv and hpv sir due to this exposure..
    I have not tested for that till now..

    I having throat infection and cold white tongue for more than 2months..
    Facing some red spots inside upper mouth..

  40. I’m sathiya I have I know parson sex with condom i have hiv all test for 5 month 12 days . test for non reactive so I have repeat more test?pls tell me doctor

  41. Hi sir I’m Ramesh sir 5 month back I had sex with sex worker girl so I’m going to hospital counsel for doctor hiv test for
    1] HIV1 HIV2 (NON REACTIVE)
    2]HBsAg (Negative)
    3]Anti HCV (Negative)
    4]VDRL (Negative)

    I had sex 18 /4/2021
    I have test for 1/10/2021
    All Test for negative
    So I’m again for test ?
    What I do sir am I safe sir… In my Life? Please tell me sir

  42. Hii sir I had a protected sex ( 2 Condom ) with a sex worker. I found white fluid on the outside tip of the condom. After 35 days I went to the doctor for consultation. Took IDNAT test…
    Results :- ( NAT screening done for Viral RNA/DNA )

    IDNAT test HIV 1/2 – Not detected
    HCV – Not detected
    HBV – Not detected

    The test is conslusive sir….?

  43. Hii sir I had a protected sex ( 2 Condom ) with a sex worker. I found white fluid on the outside tip of the condom. After 35 days I went to the Apollo doctor for consultation. Took IDNAT test , 4th generation Elisa test and RPR test for Syphilis…
    Results :- ( NAT screening done for Viral RNA/DNA )

    IDNAT test HIV 1/2 – Not detected
    HCV – Not detected
    HBV – Not detected

    4th generation Elisa test – Negative

    RPR – Non reactive

    The test is conslusive sir or need to take any further test in future….?

  44. Hello sir,
    I had sex with sex worker (sex exposure Date :26-10-2021) allmost 16days gone sir protected sex only i do this is first time I had sex. And i remove the condom I checked few hours later and I found white fluid outside of the condom is there any problem sir. But I do oral sex also without protection licking vagina. In my inner and side tongue little bit itching last 7days and very small small red dot is there in only side and front tongue only and no pain. I don’t no this thing in tounge before itself is there or after sex is there. I am in eveyday stressful sir because it willcome HIV or anyother sex disease. Till now I didn’t take any test. Which test I want to take and which day I want to take sir. Is there in your clinic test is available sir. I am in very stress please reply me. If i replayed this message 2times means sorry because connectivity problem.

  45. Hi sir..
    My first and last exposure was feb 2021 with csw
    Sex With condom but oral sex without condom she gave me blow job and I give oral sex to her vagina and made contact with her vaginal fluids
    After that I did test after 3months
    HIV 1& 2 elisa – non reactive
    Rpr/Vdrl – non reactive
    Hbsg – non reactive

    After mid of 5-6months took below test
    HIV 1&2 elisa – non reactive
    Hbsg – non reactive
    Rpr/vdrl – non reactive
    Hsv 1 and 2igm – 0.4

    After 6 months
    HIV 1 and 2 with p24 clia test – non reactive

    After 7-8 months
    HCV – non reactive
    Hbsg – non reactive

    But now I having throat infection and uvala grown and touching the tongue some white dots over upper lips

    Is this anything related to that exposure

    Any chance of hpv ,gonnherra clamdiya I didnt test for these..
    Also now I’m going through anixety problems
    I met you one time at clinic on aug 2021
    Pls help sir..

    • Ronney, you need to give more information.
      1. Do you have any cuts or wounds around your mouth?
      2. Did you have unprotected oral sex with a man or a woman?
      3. Did you take in any of the fluids into or around your mouth during the act?

      If it has been 3 months and if you didn’t have any fever or rash, most likely you are good. It is better you take HIV antibody test.

      • Hi sir I’m vicky I had sex with sex worker girl Sex With( condom ) so after 162 day I’m going to hospital counsel for doctor hiv test for
        1 HIV1 HIV2 (NON REACTIVE)
        2 HBsAg (Negative)
        3 Anti HCV (Negative)
        4 VDRL (Negative)
        All test for negative
        Is it conclusive?
        I’m again for test ?
        What I do sir am I safe sir…?
        Next month my marriage I have Full stressed pls help me sir 😭

  46. Good Morning Doctor,

    I have given oral sex to the commercial sex worker on last month 18th and ejaculation is done by mastrubation using condom.

    After that I had taken three test

    4th generation eclia test
    PCR HIV RNA QUALTATIVE TEST FOR BOTH HIV 1 AND HIV2

    Is I am safe or I need to take test once again after 90 days

  47. Respected sir,
    Myself a Bisexual 28yr old,had involved in unprotected oral sex (as fellator) ,with a male partner on 10 Nov 2021.Though it was for about a minute and had stopped befor my partner ejaculated.I fear of having accquired an STD.
    On around 13th day i had neck pain ,a lymph node pain may be and very mild fever like symptoms…And also every googles symptom makes me more worried.

    Fearing STD I had given the following teste on the 15th day.
    HIV 1 and 2 Spot: Negative
    P24 ag/Ab:0.11(Non Reactive).

    I had also given the RT PCR HIV qualitative test also and awaiting the results . Kindly guide me through as to what to be done next..Thank you sir.

  48. Hi doctor
    I had sex before 67 day and did a rapid test and it states negative should I test after 90 days ?
    But my body is always tied having fatigue symptoms, body ache , fever, cold, diarrhea.

    • Hi I had unprotected sex with boyfriend that I don’t know his status. I got checked after 22 days post exposure with 4 gen cambo came bck negative. Then, after 91 days I took 4 generation test ag/ab with reflex came non reactive also. Again at another month I took 2 test one is rapid test finger prick antibody test and 4 gene test both are negative. So my question is I don’t need any further test like final at 6 months after past exposure?
      Please could reply to me. Kindly appreciate

  49. Hi good morning sir
    I had intercourse on 13th sep 2021 I test hiv on 27 oct 2021 it shows negative. After the test I had serve body ache, muscle pain and tiedness and slight fever 2 times for 1 hour. I m really worried so much. On 20th nov 2021 I took rapid test and it showed negative. But past 2 days I am having fever, cold, cough and diarrhea. Saw a doctor and gave some medicine for fever cold cough and diarrhea. Urinating having burning at tip . I m desperate need of help. What test and when should I take to close this hiv topic.? Shall I test on 14th dec 2021? If so which test? Please suggest? For pain in tip of urine I didn’t have any discharge. I took urine pcr test on 27th oct 2021 it showed negative for Chlyamedia and gonorrhea. Pls reply. Always google and not able to do next activity. Not able to sleep properly also doctor. Please suggest.

  50. Hi respected doctor ,I went for HIV test after 1 year from exposure ,I went for Ag/Ab Combo fourth generation, automated ECLIA test , index value is 0.06 is i am safe doctor

  51. Hi Doctor,
    During a date, I was holding hands of an unknown girl for about an hour. She said she had sex with many ppl. I did not have kiss or sex When I came back, I saw a small scratch in my finger. I am worrying so much for hiv wound to wound transmission since then.

    • Your doubts are valid. The chances of contracting HPV are less because, you don’t know for sure if the lady is infected with HPV.
      Yes, HPV can be tested, please see a good sexologist near you or see me at my clinic and we can take it from there.

  52. Hello sir,
    Impressed by your way of clarifying the doubts.
    My wife got scanned intravaginally for uterus 4 days before. She said they dint use any sleeve or dint sterilise the probe. She is much annoyed that she may get HIV infection. Seeking Your valuable suggestion sir

    • It is less likely that any good clinic won’t sterilize their instruments. Most of the good clinics do but they may not have done in her presence.
      I feel that there is nothing to worry. If you or she is worried, please see a good female sexologist and talk to her and if she advises you get tested, then please get it done.

  53. Hi sir,
    Pls help me
    I had a sex with sex worker on Feb 2021 with protection but oral sex without protection she gave a blow job and I made contact with her vaginal fluids with my mouth
    Tested after 3months
    Hiv 1&2 – non reactive
    Hbsg – non reactive
    Vdrl – non reactive

    Tested after 5 months
    Hiv 1-2 Elisa – non reactive
    Hsv 1&2 igg -0.4 but mentioned in bold
    Hbsg – non reactive
    Vdrl – non reactive

    After 6months
    Hiv 1 &2 clia – non reactive

    After 7-8 months
    Hcv antibody -non reactive
    Hbsg – non reactive

    But I had a sore throat for long time and some pimples like lession on under skin of penis and lips
    Visited dermatologist he said Fordyce spot.nthing to worry
    But Thorat infection is still there and also noted uvala grown and touching tounge

    I don’t know y .
    I didn’t test for hpv gonnherra clamdiya still now
    Is there any chances for this sir?

    I met you at your clinic on August 2021

    I’m going through lot of anixety and not able to do the regular work and becoming stress.
    I don’t know whether this causing white tongue and Thorat infection or some thing else is causing
    Thinking more about that expoure
    I’m married now I consulted u before marriage only on August

    Pls help me to get out anixety
    Am I safe?
    Can myself and wife plan for baby?
    Pls reply sir

  54. Hi doctor ,I went for HIV test after 1 year from exposure ,I went for Ag/Ab Combo fourth generation, automated ECLIA test , index value is 0.06 is i am safe doctor from hiv , please help doctor

    • Hi doctor , i received a unprotected oral sex and no other intercourse involved and I went for HIV test after 1 year from exposure ,I went for Ag/Ab Combo fourth generation, automated ECLIA test , index value is 0.06 is i am safe doctor from hiv , please help doctor help me

  55. Hello Doctor,
    I had unprotected vaginal sex with a girl on Dec 8th. On Dec 10th night I have got extreme chills and fever. On Dec 11th I had sore throat which continued till Dec 13 morning. Now all have subsided.
    Am I in danger ? When should I get tested? I am having a lot of anxiety.

    • 1. Is the girl a call girl. If the answer is yes, please see a good sex specialist near you or see me at my clinic.
      2. If she is not a call girl, you might be safe but still better to see a me asap.
      Usually, the window period after getting infected with HIV is minimum a week to 10 days. If you really got your symptoms after just 2 days after the act, I don’t suspect HIV but still would recommend seeing a doctor and getting tested.

          • Hi sir,
            Pls help me
            I had a sex with sex worker on Feb 2021 with protection but oral sex without protection she gave a blow job and I made contact with her vaginal fluids with my mouth
            Tested after 3months
            Hiv 1&2 – non reactive
            Hbsg – non reactive
            Vdrl – non reactive

            Tested after 5 months
            Hiv 1-2 Elisa – non reactive
            Hsv 1&2 igg -0.4 but mentioned in bold
            Hbsg – non reactive
            Vdrl – non reactive

            After 6months
            Hiv 1 &2 clia – non reactive

            After 7-8 months
            Hcv antibody -non reactive
            Hbsg – non reactive

            But I had a sore throat for long time and some pimples like lession on under skin of penis and lips
            Visited dermatologist he said Fordyce spot.nthing to worry
            But Thorat infection is still there and also noted uvala grown and touching tounge

            I don’t know y .
            I didn’t test for hpv gonnherra clamdiya still now
            Is there any chances for this sir?

            I met you at your clinic on August 2021

            I’m going through lot of anixety and not able to do the regular work and becoming stress.
            I don’t know whether this causing white tongue and Thorat infection or some thing else is causing
            Thinking more about that expoure
            I’m married now I consulted u before marriage only on August

            Pls help me to get out anixety
            Am I safe?
            Can myself and wife plan for baby?
            Pls reply sir

  56. Hi doctor , i received a unprotected oral sex and no other intercourse involved and I went for HIV test after 1 year from exposure ,I went for Ag/Ab Combo fourth generation, automated ECLIA test , index value is 0.06 is i am safe doctor from hiv , please help doctor

  57. Dr I have had a unprotected vaginal sex and it has been more than 2 months now I have symptoms like prolonged headache with muscle and joint pain and fatigue, yeast in my tongue and my lips remain dry most of the time. I also have neck pain and pain under armpit and groin but no lumps. Most of the time I google and that makes me more worry. The symptoms remain more than 2 months now. Pls advice me

    • 1. Stop googling, you will only make things worse physically and mentally.
      2. You didn’t mention fever or rashes in your mouth or skin in your comment, which are common symptoms. Many times, symptoms of HIV show up and subside. You seem to have more stress than any other medical condition I feel.
      To-do for you:
      a. See a doctor and get tested for HIV, you should be fine.
      b. If there is any other medical condition, your doctor will treat you.

  58. Hi sir ,
    Need your help
    I having one blister on under skin of penis and white fluid coming from that sometimes
    Had a sexual exposure with csw on Feb month 2021
    Tested after that exposure at 5-6month that is sep-aug 2021
    Hiv antibody Elisa and clia two test – negative
    Hsv 1&2 igm – 0.4
    Vdrl(Rpr) – negative
    Hbsg – negative
    Anti Hcv antibody – negative

    I don’t why these blister present now.
    Pls help I consulted you at your clinic on Aug 2021 before my marriage

  59. Doctor please help me ,I got tested after 1 year of exposure ,I went for HIV 1 and 2 CMIA ,Eclia fourth generation test , index value 0.06 ,non reactive is this conclusive and accurate doctor ,so please help me out doctor

  60. Hi doctor

    Had exposure with csw on last year Feb protected but unprotected oral sex both
    I intake some of her vaginal fluids with mouth and bj without condom

    Tested for hiv after 6months from that exposure
    Hiv 1&2 combo clia – negative
    Hsv 1 &2 igm – 0.4
    Vdrl – Negative
    Hbsg ab – Negative
    Anti hcv – Negative

    Now I’m experiencing thorat infection and very low sperm after ejaculation

    Pls tell I have not tested for chlamdiya and goneherra still now
    Is the current infection are due to that sir
    Any testing required?
    Shall I come to meet you at your clinic

    Pls reply

  61. Hello Sir, I had unprotected sex on December 11th 2021, after that 2 weeks later I had a blister on my lip, which went away on its own, I was scared I had HIV, so I went to do an antibody test on the 23rd of December, which came out negative, I did another one on the 31st of December it also came out negative, I also did another one on the 17th of January this year and it was negative but I used oraquick home testing kit, for the 31st and 17th respectively. On the 17th made it 38 days after possible exposure and still it showed negative, I have a small whitish rash on my arm, I am scared it is hiv Sir, but no fever or any of that sort, but I also goggle a lot and I tend to become scared and anxious about it. Sir please what is your take on this?

  62. hi doctor,

    i had unprotected anal sex on the 12th november. I was the insertive partner. The other person said they was hiv negative and on prep. Showed me the pills.

    I have done a 5th generation duo test on week 4 and 8 and both negative. The other person said they have done 2 tests aswell both neg.

    Will i be ok?

  63. Hello Sir .

    What is the window period for rapid test .
    Is there 4th generation rapid test available in the testing center .

    If tested negative at 70 days can consider as conclusive

  64. Hello sir,

    I did vaginal fingering am not aware of hiv status of partner so I took RAPID serum test from metomale clinic for hiv 1 &2 on 65 day and 100th day it came out negative…is it conclusive ? Should I do any follow up

  65. Hello Sir ,
    After a possible exposure on 25th day I took 4th generation combo non reactive and 75 days I took rapid test( in clinic they said it was 4th gen)it was negative.

    Whether this 2 test are conclusive or I need to go for further testing.

      • Hello Sir,
        I had sex with a sex worker and I used condom but it broke and I changed it immediately. It’s been 40 days now, I was tested for HIV using a Rapid test kit. It showed a very faint line on my test. The Test was repeated with two different types of Rapid test and all the two were Negative. The test was also repeated with thesame type of kit that showed positive but this time was Negative. I’m worried, please what should I do. I am scared

  66. dear sir I had unprotected sex with married lady 30 day back she has 4-5 sex partners (including her husband) from past 10 years after 7th day of exposure her hiv test done in ictc center and result is negative now any test necessary to me or i’m safe.

    • Get tested after 3 weeks. She should also get tested.
      Imagine the possibilities – the woman was sleeping around with multiple men, those men would have been sleeping around with other women too, right? In that chain, what if someone had some nasty disease?
      You can’t trust such people with your life, can you? Use condom at least.

  67. dear sir i tested with p24 antigen home test kit at 29 days this product by microsidd company it is available in flipkart my result shows negative can i believe this result? how much reliable this kit for hiv test

  68. dear i tested hiv 4th generation elisa test at 35 days result negative index value 0.042 is this result conclusive?

  69. Sir,
    I have tested on 80th day/ Rapid serum testing in Meteomale clinic and it was negative .

    Whether this test is conclusive or need to go for further testing .

    And whether difference between 80 ~90 days any impact in testing result . Pls advice .

  70. Hello, Doctor.forgive me for my English.I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker.After 28 days, she passed the 4th generation HIV test (negative) I passed the test on day 21,28,41,65 (negative) Passed HIV RNA PCR on 41 days (negative) Can I calm down Doctor?Please help me. Symptoms: Pharyngitis, weight loss, diarrhea.

    • First thing, stop googling. I guess, you are doing that.
      Secondly, you are fine, nothing to worry.
      Third, HIV doesn’t come through oral (there are some ifs and buts there but just ignore). Get a HPV test done and if it is negative or non reactive, you are good.
      Finally, know about Post Exposure Prophylaxis, that can help you avoid HIV, in case if you things repeat in the future.
      Fear and anxiety can cause diarrhoea, weight loss and what not.. that will make you google more.

  71. hello sir i want know about hpv is hpv test available for men some websites sasy no hpv test so how to i protect our family from hpv i mean can hpv transfer from toilet, sharing bathroom, sharing foods and drinks sharing bed and bed sheets, genetal to hand etc, please give me clarification because i had unprocted sex my std panel all negetive after 90 days acept hpv if hpv men test is accurate where i take test please sir

  72. Hi Sir,

    after 60 days of exposure i.e, 30 days after PEP i have done hiv 1 and 2 antigen/antibody test, please tell me do i need to test further? or it is enough? please answer

  73. Hi sir,
    I had unprotected sex with a massage parlour girl,after intercourse immediately i got red lesions on my glans. I checked for entire std profile after 2 weeks everything came negative. On 21st day of exposure i checked for hiv 4th generation ELISA and Hiv 1 RNA PCR test and both came negative, i am full anxious, plz help

  74. Hello sir,
    I have doubt about STDs. I am gothroughing about HIV and sexual disease. That’s y i am asking this questions.
    FIRST QUESTION:
    If sex with sex worker girl means it can spread HIV or any other sexual disease through vaginal sex and anal sex with condom.
    SECOND QUESTION:
    If oral sex with sex worker girl means like kissing, blowjob,licking vagina ,licking vaginal fluid and anal it can spread HIV or any other sexual disease.

    Some artical says no it can not spread HIV or any other sexual disease and some artical says yes it can spread. I am little confused about this 2 questions. I want cleare cut answer about this questions. If you give answer means it is helpful for me.

  75. Hi sir your doing a great work

    Please note that I’m a bi sexual who had an encounter on 21/05/2022 with an shemale whose HIV status is unknown I gave her oral sex unprotected and received Anal sex protected using condom I took western Blot abiti body test on 28/07/2022 and it came out to be negative kindly advice the test is confirmative or il still in window period

    Looking forward for your valuable answe

  76. I went to laboratory for std test 1 week ago my test result is normal but laboratory technician is opened needle in front me but a he doesn’t use hand gloves he touched needles in bare hands and needle holder is reused I saw some dried blood in that holder so any possibility get blood born deseases? And that dried blood mix with my blood samples that impact to my result? Please tell me.

    • That’s bad hospital / clinic / testing center.
      There is a possibility of getting blood borne infections. Hold on for a couple of weeks (or a month) and get HIV test done in a better testing center. Most likely you will be fine but just in case to be sure, better get tested.

  77. Dear Sir ,

    I have been tested on 11 weeks Rapid ( Serum) test at metromale clinic and the result was negative.
    But it was confused with many sources that rapid test are consultive only after 90 days .

    And I don’t know i tested with rapid [ 3rd or 4th] generation.

    Please clarify me really tensed and confused whether my 11 weeks rapid test conclusive or need for further testing.

    Please help to clear my confusion and tensed situation .

  78. Hello sir,
    I had sex with sex worker girl before 10months I do vaginal sex with condom only but oral sex without protection (EXPOSURE DATE:26-10-2021)after 22days form the date of exposure I take all test like HIV1&2, GONORRHEA, HBSAG, ANTI HCV, RPR/VDRL, HSV1, HSV2, CHLAMYDIA in your metromale clinic only. All results are came negative but herpies test only came positive sir this test is conclusive I want to take any future test. I waiting for your replay sir.

    • Herpes is viral. You need to take medication if you have episodes. We can’t clear it off from your body unless your body fights it off, which is rare.
      Test results after 22 days is kind of conclusive but you better get tested for HIV once for confirmation.

  79. Hi Doctor. I had sex on 28th july with a person i discovered was positive. I was put on pep within 12 hours of exposure. I tested immediately after 29 days of exposure and came out negative but am still worried.

  80. Hello doctor
    This is hanif i took a gmca medical test on 22 august they told me that i have to repeat blood. After 10 days after ten day which mean 2 September they told me that i have hiv then i got doubt and i went to neary by lab and took hiv-1 hiv-2 vdrl hbs ag anti hvc they told me that i am negative and i told then run elisa method
    Is there any possible that rapid card result is differ from elisa

  81. Hello doctor,

    I kissed a women in a shaddy pub.. it was closed mouth kiss only on lips nothing else happened..I had lip crack is there any possibility of hiv ?

  82. Hi Sir,
    I have an exposure briefly with a person whose status is unknown on 4th August 2022, and I have done a rapid test from a nearby laboratory with blood taken from vein (They were using Abbott Bioline HIV1/2 3.0) on 10th September 2022 (37 Days after exposure) and it came out negative.
    Do I need to be worried or is it conclusive.

    Regards
    Arun

  83. Hello doctor,I have an exposure briefly with a person whose status is unknown on Jun 28th. I take 4th gen combo test at 4&9weeks. And VDRL take at 11 weeks.i have sore throat and nasal congestion 2 month above. I take another test?tests are during in the symptoms.

  84. Hello doctor, i had sex with sex worker with condom.Two times condom slipped,I adjusted and play,but my penis head covered,after expose I removed condom on penis,i washed tap water.i don’t know it’s tear or not.Then i drop a saliva on her both nipples then suck.after 3 days i have sore throat and after two weeks i have nasal congestion I take 4th gen combo cmia test at 23,28,35,43&63days.76th day VDRL all are negative.It’s a symptom?tests are during in symptoms. I have 2 month above sore throat&nasal congestion(not heavy cold). Now 83 days, next test 84 days or 90? When i take? Doctor i should take all STD tests? Im totally worried and confused.

  85. Dear doctor – I had unprotected sex with a massage therapist on 26th June. On the 3rd day after exposure, I took pep as per advice from a urologist. On the 4th day, I got the therapist tested for HIV. Her rapid card test came back negative. Urologist advised me to stop pep but get myself tested on 30th and 90th day. I am taking antidepressants for 13 years which made things complicated. In the meanwhile, I was diagnosed with GERD (I have IBS) by ENT specialist. No fever though thankfully. On 42nd day (39 days after taking 1 day of pep medicine), I went for Lal Pathlabs CMIA 4th gen test which came back negative with 0.06 index. Couple of doctors I consulted told it is conclusive but i can go for 90th day test for my own satisfaction. So that was in my mind and I read that burning mouth/lips syndrome is mostly due to HIV. I have BMS esp. when I eat little spicy food. My dentist did not see anything abnormal in my mouth. On 83rd day, I went for rapid card test which gave test results in 2 hours. It was negative. Is that conclusive, doctor?

    • I see that you have a problem. ‘Disbelief/fear/doubt/suspicion’. Even after the doctors confirmed that you are healthy, you are still thinking of going to get another test done.
      There is no guarantee that you will feel safe even after seeing that negative report. As long as you are scared, no test report is going to give you “satisfaction”.

  86. Doctor i take 4th generation combo test cmia at 6&12weeks(84days). Came non reaction.it’s correct time to test? Should i take another test at 90days(13week)? Im not take any pep.

  87. Hello doctor Good morning, I took hiv duo combo test at 6 weeks and 12 weeks, result came negative. Now can i relax now? Need test at 13 week?

  88. Good morning doctor, i had hiv duo combo test at 12 weeks, came negative. It’s conclusive? Should i take another test? I have sore throat it’s related symptoms?

  89. Hi doctor, on august i had protected sex a tear happened in condom immediately i felt and took out. I tested for HIV 1 and 2 4th generation test at 40th day it came negative and again i took the same test at 50th day result is negative 0.13. Am i safe doctor?

  90. Is 40th and 50th day of 4th generation antibody antigen test negative result conclusive doctor? I am very much anxious. Cdc says 18-45 days is window for 4th gen but in few websites it says 90 days common for all hiv test. Am very much worried doctor.. Is 40 and 50 days of 4th gen test negative conclusive

  91. Hi Sir,
    I have an exposure briefly with a person whose status is unknown on 4th August 2022, and I have done a rapid test from a nearby laboratory with blood taken from vein (They were using Abbott Bioline HIV1/2 3.0) on 26th September 2022 (53 Days after exposure) and it came out negative. I have done test at 37th day and 43rd Day those also were negative
    Do I need to be worried or is it conclusive. should I take other test after some time

    Regards
    Arun

  92. Sir,
    I just want to confirm, for future reference, so there will be no difference in terms of window period between 4th gen rapid test combo (ie. Serology assy lab) and laboratory test combo (ie. Elisa)?

    Tested negative @ 10 week on 4th generation rapid test . This test are consultive are further any test required.

    I think I read a bit much on the internet and I got confused, need your help sir .

  93. hello sir 10 days before i went saloon for hair cutting barber using old razor and his previous customer a school boy i don’t seen he changed Blade i didn’t experienced cut and wound if he used old blade and razor any possibility of blood born deseases any test need for me

    • First, the person before you (a boy) should be having an infection such as HIV. Chances are near zero.
      Then, the barber should have cut the boy’s body while shaving, again chances are less.
      The blood on the knife should get in touch with your blood (through a cut). In theory, the risk is very low. Nothing to worry, you should be alright.
      If you are still worried, go for a blood test. If you were infected, by now, you may have seen a rash on your body or a strep throat or fever.(most likely). But if you are healthy in the past 2 weeks, you are surely safe.

  94. Sir I’m karthi
    I had sex with sex worker on 25/Jun/2022. After 3 weeks i have nausea and headache for 5 days. I was very nerous and consulted a doctor and the tests taken are
    Hiv duo-35,57,64,80,96 at neuberg Ehrlich lab
    Hiv eclia antibody test -107 days at Apollo diagnostic
    Rpr-35,80,96,107 days.
    Hbsag-65,80,107 days.
    Hcv ab-65,80 days.
    Hsv-2 igm and igg-35 days,igm-96 days.
    Gonorrhea and chalmydia -rtpcr at 65th day.
    All these results were negative sir.But I’m also thing about this and feeling scared always.Even till now im getting daily continues headaches could it be due to std sir.do I need to test again sir.please help with me sir.

  95. Doctor, i have chronical nasal congestion and sometimes sneeze also, they are symptom of hiv? I have take 6,9&12 weeks duo combo test at metropolis lab in chennai. All are negative.

  96. Hi Sir
    I have given blowjob to a lady for only 4 5 mins in march 2022, I did not got any symptoms then but in August 2022 after 4 months my wife got throat ulcers, we did her HIV antibody TRIDOT, hepatitis and HCV tests all negative, Then I did ELISA test which was also negative 0.18
    I also did HIV antibody TRIDOT test to the lady in September 17 which I was exposed to her report is also Negative
    I did again retested after 6 months for HIV antibody TRIDOT on 10th october it was also non reactive
    But I got lot of anxiety about the symtoms I also have sore throat and pain in the back neck area and headache when thinking about HIV
    What Should I do retest again and which test to get confirmatory results.

    • HIV is only one of the sexually transmitted infections.
      Herpes is another one you need to get tested for. Best thing is, see a doctor and you get tested.
      Depending on your results (if anything is positive), you take your wife for testing. If your results are negative, then your loyal wife should be good and may be having a different problem.

  97. Hi Doctor,
    I am vasanth. I am in Dubai. I have sex with a sexworker and condom breaks aftersome. I consult with a health care specialist and he advised to take Viropil for 30 days and I have taken. After 9 days completing PEP, I have taken ECLIA HIV test and is negative. But i feel little joint and neck pain some times. Is there any Problems. Pls help

  98. Hi doctor,

    I had sex with sex worked using condom.. Condom broke immediately pulled out and changed. No ejaculation it was about 20 seconds. Took 4th generation ag ab test at lab using cmia method at 40, 50, 53 all were non reactive. Took 4th gen test again using ICT method at 73rd day it came non reactive. Also took ab only test using eclia method in lab at 53 and 77 days from exposure. Is it conclusive doctor. Do i need anymore testing?

  99. Hi doctor,I received only blowjob from the sex worker with condom on my penis and I was doing french kissing with sex worker and no other intercourse, is there a chance of getting HIV , I received a blowjob and kiss on oct 20 ,so if I want to test how long I should wait to test myself for HIV and what type of test Is good thank you doctor in advance

  100. Hi doctor,I received only blowjob from the sex worker with condom on my penis and I was doing french kissing with sex worker and no other intercourse, is there a chance of getting HIV , I received a blowjob and kiss on oct 20 ,so if I want to test how long I should wait to test myself for HIV and what type of test Is good thank you doctor in advance

  101. What type of test should I take if I take after 30 days ?
    What type of test should i take if I take after 14 days ?
    Please can you help doctor I am scared

  102. If I want to test as soon as possible from the exposure how long I should wait and what type of test should I undergo and is that test will be confirmative , from exposure today is my 10th day so. Please help me doctor I stressed

  103. 3rd generation lab test
    53 days
    75 days
    83 days

    4th generation lab test
    40 days
    49 days
    52 days
    71 days
    79 days

    All tests are non reactive. Is this conclusive sir.

  104. Hi doctor can I test after 10 days from the exposure for HIV , what kind of test should I do is it confirmative so please help me doctor I am in anxiety

  105. Doctor, i take 3 duo combo cmia test 28,84 and 114 days all are came negative, i have sore throat last 4 months, last 3 days i have cough when irritate throat that time cough. These are symptoms of hiv? Im very scary doctor.

  106. Hai sir.I had an exposure 3 months back I tested negative for everything only cmv igg is positive(177) and igm value(0.09).Im very afraid sir .is this serious thing sir.Because i have headache some times sir.

  107. Hi doctor

    Is metromale hiv rapid test is 3rd gen or 4 th gen? I have tested hiv rapid test kit with 55 days and its was negative. Do i need to test again?

  108. I had protected sex with a sex worker, i got a non reactive result for hiv 4th gen test in lab after six weeks, but i am having sore throat kind of symptoms since 15days even took amoxicillin antibiotics course for relief but did not help much. Should i test again ?

  109. Hai doctor, My urine analysis always shows some bacteria,but urine culture shows no growth in culture.what would be the reason sir.

  110. Sir I took gonorrhea and chalmydia rtpcr after 2 months of exposure,it came target not detected but some times I feel some slight pain in testicles and also urine burning but now I don’t experience those symptoms sir.Do I need to repeat the test.The symptoms i experienced only for 2 weeks.

  111. I got tested in metromale clinic. Its negative after 6 weeks for hiv rapid. I don’t know it was 3rd gen or 4th gen. do i need to test again?

    • Hai sir I’m karthi. i visited you last week sir.
      Hiv rapid – 4 months(metromale clinic)
      HBSAg,hcv ab, Rpr, gonorrhea and chalmydia Rt pCr -4 months
      Hsv-2 -3 months
      Cmv -igg(177) igm(0.09)
      I have frequent headache sir. Is the due to any std sir or i have to test for any other.please help me sir my headache starts 3 weeks after exposure.

  112. Hi doctor, I have an exposure on October 20 and on 22nd day after exposure I took RNA PCR test and the result came as not detected so can I take this as a confirmative test or to be on safer side I need to test for fourth generation DUO combo test after 90 days from exposure so please help doctor I am bit stressed thank you in advance sir .

  113. Dear sir I tested 3 std panel in neuberg supratech laboratory first 35 days 3 month and 6.15 month all are nagetive but in 3 month test hsv 1 igg nagative after in 6.15 month hsv 1 igg equivocal why it means I’m positive for hsv 1 and can believe other test same laboratory ( hiv,hsbag,hcv, siphils) any retest needed or move forward without worry I’m confused please answer me in details

  114. Hai sir I’m karthi. i visited you last week sir.
    Hiv rapid – 4 months(metromale clinic)
    HBSAg,hcv ab, Rpr, gonorrhea and chalmydia Rt pCr -4 months
    Hsv-2 igg and igm -3 months
    All were negative except cmv igg sir
    Cmv -igg(177) igm(0.09)
    I have frequent headache sir. Is the due to any std sir or i have to test for any other.please help me sir my headache starts 3 weeks after exposure.

  115. Hai sir I’m karthi. i visited you last week sir.
    Hiv rapid – 4 months(metromale clinic)
    HBSAg,hcv ab, Rpr, gonorrhea and chalmydia Rt pCr -4 months
    Hsv-2 igg and igm -3 months
    All were negative except cmv igg sir
    Cmv -igg(177) igm(0.09)
    I have frequent headache sir. Is the due to any std sir or i have to test for any other.please help me sir my headache starts 3 weeks after exposure

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