A member asked:

Hiv-2 be miss by a 4 generation test or a pcr rna hiv-1 test? sex partner (female) is not from the usa but not from africa. do i need to still do a hiv-2 even though negative on pcr hiv-1 & 4 gen hiv test at 9 months post exposure. body aches,thrust?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

The antibody component of the AgAb (4th gen) blood test detects HIV2, usually by 6 weeks, for sure by 8 weeks. Your 9 month result is conclusive and overrules your symptoms. Numerous conditions other than HIV cause body aches and white coated tongue. True oral yeast thrush is unlikely and anyway is rare with new HIV infection. See a doctor if you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV1 or 2.

Answered 7/10/2021



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