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I had a oraquick HIV 1/2 oral test done two days ago. The results were negative. How accurate are those results? Last exposure four years ago.
Pretty accurate: According to cdc site, "in the clinical studies by the manufacturer, the oraquick oral fluid test correctly identified 99.3% of people who were infected with HIV (sensitivity) and 99.8 % of people who were not infected with HIV (specificity)." of course, if you have symptoms of viral illness or characteristic opportunistic infections, get the standard blood test for confirmation or denial. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Would it be possible for HIV seroconversion to start now? It's been two years since exposure and my neck hurts on sides when I touch them or turn head
I took a oraquick at home HIV test that you buy from drugstore 6 years after possible exposure. Is that too long after to take it? I did two of them to be extra sure, if that matters. Both negative.
HIV: It is never too long or too late to get tested if you had a possible exposure to HIV and want to know if you contracted the disease. It can however be too early for some people if they test too soon after an exposure to catch the virus before it becomes apparent on usual blood screening tests. ...Read more
Had possible exposure 11 years ago. Had an HIV test (blood from doctor and two oral home test) all neg can I believe so I can move on with my life?
11 years: If you were exposed 11 years ago without any subsequent potential exposure, and you have been tested and negative three times, move on with your life. Be well informed of safer sexual practices, and if sexually active, get tested regularly for peace of mind. ...Read more
If my lymphocyte count is low, are two years enough to pick up a possible hiv, HCV and hepatitis b infections after a possible exposure?
Yes.: All three seroconvert (show detectable antibodies) in a few weeks; six months at the very longest. You're fine. ...Read more
HIV negative via Elisa and rna 20 years after any possible exposure but having symptoms of late stage HIV. Weight loss and fatigue and low testostero?
Not HIV: The tests for HIV are among the most accurate diagnostic tests ever developed, for any medical condition. Therefore, test results always overrule symptoms, exposure history, or anything else. And of course weight loss, fatigue, etc are common to innumerable medical conditions besides HIV/AIDS (and HIV doesn't cause low testoserone). Your test results prove HIV is not the cause of these problems. ...Read more
Generally none...: While some people infected with HIV for one year might have some symptoms (possibly mildly enlarged lymph glands and feeling tired), many people would be complete without symptoms. They could be infected without knowing and could pass the virus to others without knowing. ...Read more
I had hiv ars symptoms after sex. Wbc and neutrophils have been elevated for 1 year after exposure but hiv and stds are negative. What do I have?
We do not: Have adequate information to tell you your diagnosis. You submitted this on the general health education portion of Health Tap. If you are looking for a consult - then consider HealthTap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
On prednisone for two weeks. Can I do a hiv viral load test and antibody test to rule out hiv for exposure 1 year back? Diagnosed with Bell's palsy.
Had unprotected sex 5 week ago tested on 5 weeks after exposure with PCR qualitative and Hiv antibody test both came negative. Geeting some pimples kind of rase one or two on face and check not eaching. Could it be a aras symptoms.?
21 yr-old had 8 months of upper respiratory and urinary symptoms, felt caused by infections, and may have immune system disorder on test results.....?
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Can you tell me if I had exposure to HIV a couple years ago would it show up on a rapid test if I had anything?
What is the accuracy of the "non rapid" HIV a/b TESTING? I had a negative test 1 month ago and no possible exposure in 2 years. Thanks!
Nearly conclusive: Almost certainly you weren't infected. The most commonly used HIV antibody tests ("3rd generation" tests) detect around 95% of infections by 4 weeks, but testing at 6-8 weeks is needed for a conclusive result. The newer "4th generation" (antigen-antibody) tests are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure. Check with the doctor's office or lab about which you had. ...Read more
Hi, I have done 3 HIV self tests by using the French certified auto test VIH. These were done months apart and about 3 years post exposure. All were?
If the tests were done correctly and were negative at three years after exposure, you did not get HIV from that exposure. To be sure you may wish to get a HIV nucleic acid test.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If I had a possible HIV exposure 11 years ago and recently had an HIV test. Can I believe the results to be negative?
Absolutely: Be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more
I was approved for life insurance with an HIV test 2 years post 1 time exposure. I was not told I was negative. What are the chances I'm positive?
Very accurate: If performed properly, oraquick has shown consistently verifiable results. You can always check with your doctor for additional testing (such as antigen or PCR) if you're really concerned. But, all things being equal, the oraquick tests are as reliable as the antibody tests we use in the office. ...Read more
Not very catching: In the old days before there was any effective treatment, the large majority of wives of infected husbands, having regular unprotected sex, did not contract the virus. And you may carry one of the genetic mutations that makes you resistant. It's important though to eliminate what risks you have in your own life, even though you've been fortunate up to now. ...Read more
Would 2 years from possible exposure be long enough to have a HIV antibody test done? Would it be accurate?
Would 2 years since possible exposure be long enough to wait to have a HIV antibody test done. Would it be accurate?
Yes.: "yes" to both questions. Two years would be more than enough time to wait, and a test performed in a reputable lab would be accurate. ...Read more
Can HIV take 2 or more year to be detected by 4th gen or PCR tests? When the testing after a last exposure give 100% conclusive result? 2, 3, 5 years?
You're good, Sam: The new tests are altogether trustworthy a month after the last risky event. Be thankful for good health, love wisely and well from now on, and treasure the memories of having shared love even it was not perfect. Best wishes. ...Read more
Trust it: A nucleic-acid based test simply won't be wrong at this date. An antibody test is so likely to be correct that nobody knows the rate of false negatives. One factor is that someone claiming to have seroconverted two years after a single event may not be presenting their history correctly. I'd be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more
HIV is Hard to Get: Yes. Of course. It is accurate from six months forward. ...Read more
Be glad: You're not infected. Love safely from now on and be grateful for your health. ...Read more
Can someone 20-25 years old develope aids after 2 or 3 years or even months after exposure to hiv without treatment?
Yes: There is no age at which you can't get AIDS. Once exposed it can take weeks to test HIV positive depending on which test is used and once HIV positive it takes time to develop full blown AIDS. How long depends in part on how healthy you and specifically your immune system is. Generally you don't develop AIDS over night when you are exposed. Hope this helps. Be safe. Treatment can prevent it. ...Read more
Can someone 20-25 years old develope aids after 2 or 3 years or even months after exposure to hiv without treatment?
What is the accuracy of a HIV 1/0/2 anti body test at 17 years post exposure? Mine was negative and I feel unusually sick for past 3 years.
HIV Testing: You do not have hiv. An HIV test done 17 years after exposure is absolutely accurate. Your illness is something else. Now, that said, who is giving your medical advise. If you were in my office there is a whole panel of blood tests and physical examinations that can be done to get to the source of your symptoms. It is not hiv. ...Read more
What was the fastest case of exposure to HIV to developing aids without treatment for a person aged 20 to 25 years old? How many years or months?
Average is 8-10 year:
The average time from acquiring the virus to developing
an Aids defining illness or CD4 count </= 200 is 8-10 years, but there can be considerable variation. Routine HIV screening is recommended for all those age 13-65 (75 recommended by some).**With early treatment it is expected that HIV (+) patients should have the same life expectancy as the general population. GET TESTED ROUTINELY ...Read more
If hsv1 initial outbreak randomly occurs years after exposure- is this a concern for HIV? No risk factors, and tested negative before current partner
NO: These are not necessarily related to each other. ...Read more
I just had an HIV blood test that was negative. My last potential exposure would of been atleast 5 years ago. Would I be considered a conclusive negative?
Would cured/treated primary complex at 5 years old affect hiv test result at 25 years old, 9 months after exposure? Primary complex was just one-off
No: Primary complex if tuberculosis (TB). Having TB currently or in the past should not alter the results of modern HIV tests. If a person is not monogamous with an HIV-negative partner, meaning she has other possible but low-risk exposures, she can get see her primary care doctor and ask about routine screening. It might be annual testing. ...Read more
Does Hiv 1-2 Antibody and antigen test after 11 years of exposure gives current Hiv status accurate? If results are negative for 2 times sametype test
Worried?: If I understand you correctly and it's been 11 years since exposure then you have nothing to worry about. After 2 negative tests done at the appropriate times. On the other hand if you have been having ongoing exposures for 11 years that's a different story. ...Read more
Hiv exposure 9 years ago. Female Giving blowjob to man of unknown status. Diagnosed with flu 8 months after exposure. Showing white on sides of tongue?
Tested for HIV: Have you been tested for HIV? If so when was last test? If not, need to be tested. White on sides of tongue can be several things. Some associated with HIV infection and others with no association to HIV. Recommend you get HIV tested if not tested recently. See doctor about white on sides of tongue. Only what to diagnose and treat is to see you and examine you. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more
Headache for a week that stop with medicine and come back last night felt burning sensation in head possible hiv exposure 2 years ago?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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