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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.

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569 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

          • Hello sir I went for a physical relationship with a sex worker on 27th September 2023,i was in my full cloth,her upper body parts were open, I started hugging and touching her upper body parts only during this pre – ejaculation happened within my pants itself (no contact with their genital parts) after that I didn’t do anything.from that day I am very afraid of being HIV infected.I took a hiv RNA PCR qualitative test on 10th day after exposure and HIV duo combo test at 18th day both result are non -reactive.Should I go for another test,i have lots of anxiety.
            How much risk is from this kind of exposure
            Kindly guide me Sir

          • Hello doctor. I have done Hiv rapid test and Hiv 1&2 after 4 months almost 2/3 times .it’s came negative. Now I’m safe or No? Or I need to do test again after 6 months? Please Advise me.
            Thank you
            Have a good Day

      • I did sex with prostitute with condom but during oral sex not used condom,
        After one month did self rapid test of my and her 2 times both are negative same day, What will I do.
        After 60 days elisa also negative

      • I did sex with prostitute with condom but during oral sex not used condom,
        After one month did self rapid test of my and her 2 times both are negative same day, What will I do.
        After 60 days elisa also negative .

      • sir,
        had protected vaginal sex with sex worker and unprotected oral sex(received).
        how many days post encounter shall i get myself tested for Herpes, syphilis, HIV.
        Regards

      • Sir I had an exposure 8 weaks ago later on I got PCNL surgery for renal stones and my doctor advised to go for Tripple H viral marker prior to surgery ,Sir I got tested For HIV 1 & 2 ,HBC ,HCV all came negative. But I don’t that which generation test is this and what’s is its accuracy after 60 days of exposure. Kindly help Sir

      • Hello! I have done an oral sex last December and I noticed that my wisdom tooth is erupting that causes cut in gums with an another guys who I don’t know the status. I have tested 17 days with 3rd Generation Rapid Prick Test and it is NON-REACTIVE. After that I tested 20 days with a 3rd Generation Rapid Prick Test and it is NON-REACTIVE. On 21st day, I took an HIV-1 RNA PCR test and it is UNDETECTABLE. 24th and 25th day I took another 3rd Generation Rapid Prick Test and it is NON-REACTIVE. I have been so anxious for almost 3 weeks, I cannot eat and sleep properly. Should I took another test or it is conclusive? Thank you, doctor!

    • Hi Dr I had unprotected sex with a positive girl who did not know her status and not on medication. But I did hiv dna pcr test at 44 days and hiv1 qual xpert at 60days all turned out negative. But still having weak/ burning knees pains and flu like symptoms in the throat. I’m worried, will my negative results turned positive after 90 days??

      • 99% you are good. Get that lady tested again.
        Get tested after 90 days and if the result is still negative, you are good.
        Irrespective of whether the other person has any STD or not, if he/she is not your regular partner, use a condom.

        • I had about 5 minutes of unprotected anal sex with a friend. He didn’t come but there was pre. He told me after that he was positive but undetectable. I freaked out! I went to a minor her to ask about pep and they sent me to the er. They didn’t know what pep was but gave me a prescription based on a pharmacists reccomendation. I started it that night about 6 hours after having sex. My anxiety is so high I can’t function at all. I need a Dr to tell me if I’m doing the right thing but it’s hard to get in to see one that knows what I’m talking about. Did I do the right thing or was it overkill? Exactly when can I test to know if I am in the clear?

        • I have oral sex with a Bangladeshi, that person is positive and I have a bleeding cut in my gums. I did a 3rd generation rapid test 17 days after the exposure, it turns NON-REACTIVE. I did another 3rd generation rapid test 20 days after the exposure, it turns NON-REACTIVE. I did another HIV PCR RNA test 21 days after the exposure, it says undetectable. I did another test 3rd generation rapid test 24th and 25th-day after my exposure it turns NON-REACTIVE, and lastly I took 4th generation HIV rapid test in PULSE Clinic and it says NON-REACTIVE. But my mind is not stopping with my anxiety and depression. What should I do doctor?

    • good dat doc,

      i have u protected sex with female my exposure is december 28, 2022 and i dont know her status, i got tested 4 times with 3d gen abott hiv, my last test is last April 17, 2023 its 110 days my result is NR, but i have slightly white tounge i have anxiety and depression is it posible that i have hiv after 6 months pls give me advice

    • Plz clarify

      Lots of confusion

      Pep will affect HIV test .is it delay

      I got test HIV rna qualitative PCR after 18 days that is negative

      After 28 of pep ,hiv combo test is conlusive?

      Lots of confusion

    • Hello sir,
      I had a protected sex with sex worker but not sure condom is intact. I went to doctor after 8 days of exposure he gave a pep tablet. I completed it fully but I have a so many symptoms dry mouth, sore throat, feaver and cold. I’m very anxious so I took hiv antigen antibody test (0.15)at 25 days post pep and PCR RNA test both are negative again I took one hiv ag ab test and at 45 days post pep which is 79 days post exposure it came non reactive (0.16). I’m still worried however the index value is increased 0.15 to 0.16 l. Are my results are conclusive? Should I repeat test ? Please reply sir

  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 doctor, i had sex with sex worker with condom,condom slipped, but my penis end covered when i exposed.I take 4th gen combo cmia test at 4,6&9 weeks all are negative, i have sore throat last 2months, at same time i have stomach ulcer when i expose after 2 days. It’s a symptom? Now complete 80 days im waiting for 90days test. May be stomach ulcer cause sore throat?

          • Hi doctor recently I discovered that my partner whom I trusted was in unprotected high risk exposure with a known hiv positive person. After my last unprotected experience with her,

            I have tested on 27th day HIV qualitative RNA and 46 day HIV Ag/Ab combo test both are negative.

            She tested negative after 50 days of last exposure in ICTC rapid test.

            Please advise me if I am safe ?

        • Hi doctor
          I had a protected sex with a sex worker after 32 days i got tested with 4th gen and it came out negative. Is it conclusive. Because i have symptoms like cold, mouth ulcer, sore throat.

        • Hi sir,
          I have done unprotected vaginal oral sex after 40days of exposure. I have tested 3rd generation rapid test result is negative Am I safe? please help me, I’m very anxious doctor

          • I am on prep an recently had an unprotected sex. My concern is after that period I have a sore throat and body aches. I did a 3rd generation blood test from vein after 30 days an came out negative. I am afraid prep might fail 😕

          • Doctor, after risky exposure – i did 12th day/37th day HIV 1 RNA QUAL negative, and i did 12th day,24th day,28th day,31st day,35th day,42nd day HIV AG/AB DUO negative.i am in serious anxiety sir, because unknown status of my patner(sex worker). Pls advice doctor.. test result will change in future sir?

        • Hi Doctor. Frankly I have done so many mistakes in tha past. Protected sex with Sex worker. Like upto June 2021. After that I stopped all of it and turn to become good. And I’m planning to enter Marriage life. What are the tests I have to take Before getting into Marriage life. I’m an NRI and planning marriage soon. As I’m planning to visit chennai by mid of March and wish to do all necessary tests before marraige.. Can you suggest me tests appointment in your good clinic. I have mentioned my email ID below. If possible you can write through mail.. Thanks in advance

      • 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

        • Sir did index value matter in hiv tests
          Bcoz mine is 0.33 in 0.35 positive cut of value
          Is this conclusive negative

        • Hello doctor,

          I had unprotected sex with unknown girl before three months. After three months have some water bubbles on my penis. Within 2-3 days it’s blast and Convert it a wound it happen 3,4 times then I get HSV Igg 1&2 report. It’s hsv2 is positive so I consult a doctor for it and I get HIV 1&2 Antibody, Rapid Test / RAPID IMMUNOCHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD. After 90 days had unprotected sex it’s result is negative. May I know I need to get hiv test again? and which time period? Thank you doctor.

      • I have taken 4th gen cmia test after 42days of pep 0.05 non reactive
        Later on 66days after pep 0.05 non reactive .is this conclusive….

          • Sir i had an exposure .1st one on 18/8/22 and the second one on 19/9/22 and i had taken pep for the second exapoure.after the pep course i had tested with 4th gen non reactive .again waited for 45days after pep and tested with 4th gen .my tension is did this pep affects the 1st exposure results ..bcoz i had taken pep after 30days of 1st exposure

    • 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.

      • Sir i had an exposure .1st one on 18/8/22 and the second one on 19/9/22 and i had taken pep for the second exapoure.after the pep course i had tested with 4th gen non reactive .again waited for 45days after pep and tested with 4th gen .my tension is did this pep affects the 1st exposure results ..bcoz i had taken pep after 30days of 1st exposure

      • Doc please help me with some advice can you get infected when you give oral sex to a lady if she is possibly positive …and I did a rapid home test and result was negative after 22days …any advice

    • Hi doctor I had oral sex with whomen than I am so anxious because after that I had some infection like red dots in my private area then I when for a doctor he said it’s usuall but I am so anxious then I asked for a check up so he suggested me for some check up all are negative and he requested to wait 45 days to get check for hiv antybody and antigen but I did with in 28 days and the report is negative I am so anxious please help me is it OK or do I need to check again

        • Hi sir,
          I had sex with a csw and my condom broke. We stopped immediately but I think I was inside her for a few seconds. So I got worried and started pep in 20 hours. During pep I took hiv rna pcr on the 11th day it came as not detected and 2 days after completing pep I took hiv rna pcr again and it came as not detected doctor. I took hiv 4th generation test 7 days after pep and 12 days after pep. It came as non reactive . Are these tests conclusive doctor. I read that pep will alter these results. I am getting very anxious and stressed out doctor. Kindly let me know.

          • Hi Sir,
            I have taken antibody/antigen 4th generation test 30 days after pep. 58 days after exposure as advised by you doctor. it came as non reactive. Am i Safe doctor. I am so worried and i am not able to sleep. Please respond when you find time sir. thank you doctor.

  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.

      • Hi sir I have a exposure with prostitute have done hiv 4th generation test at 8 weeks ,2 test at 12 weeks and after 6 months all come negative but I have white tongue sore throat from months . Have much stress is am hiv free or not

  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!

    • Yea, You can mention STD panel test or test for all possible STDs.
      Before that, you meet the doctor, he/she will be the right person to tell you after knowing who is the other person you had sex with.

  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.

          • Dear Dr I had oral with a lady and she also perform some oral on me I then developed some pimples …that was also because I had used a condom then she perform the oral …I also perform oral on her ….I did get treated for the pimples or sti /std now am worried about other infections …it’s been 23 day since exposure and I took a rapid casket test came nagative ….any suggestions and advice …. please my anxiety level is high….

    • 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.

    • 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.

  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?

      • Sir i had an exposure .1st one on 18/8/22 and the second one on 19/9/22 and i had taken pep for the second exapoure.after the pep course i had tested with 4th gen non reactive .again waited for 45days after pep and tested with 4th gen .my tension is did this pep affects the 1st exposure results ..bcoz i had taken pep after 30days of 1st exposure

  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……

      • This 6 month recommendation is outdated according to CDC guidelines and corresponding studies of the performance of modern HIV tests. I understand being cautious but what you are doing is actually extremely dangerous unnecessarily fueling people’s anxieties. Unless someone is severely immunocompromised, undergoing chemotherapy etc. the 4th generation AgAb tests are conclusive at 45 days, 90 days is out of an abundance of caution. The rapid fingerprick POC tests are conclusive at 90 days as well.

  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

      • Doctor sir 4th generation test CMIA 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 …

  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..

    • Hi sir .

      I had sex with girl sep/14/2021. And I have tested with self rapid card test kit after 25 days it’s showed negative then after 46 th day with 4th generation self rapid test kit results came negative.

      Is it ok ?? Or need to do more test?? To confirm the negative??

  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..

  46. Good morning sir,

    I had unprotected sex with healthy women for three times, Is I am safe sir ?. I am very tensed.

  47. Hi Sir,
    I had unprotected oral sex with unknown person please advise which test should I take and three months ago.

    • 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 😭

  48. 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

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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.

  54. Sir i have oral sex with girl (cunnilingus )without protection. Sir is there chance of HPV? Sir any test of HPV for males?

    • 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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.

      • I did protected sex since 140 days ago , yesterday I took tridot test,i tested negative .is this conclusive sir

          • 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

  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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

  62. 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

    • Sir, it’s been 2 yrs since I had sex. But now I have light white marks in vuvla and it is itchy rarely. I used clotrimazole as directed by doctor but it doesn’t go. What maybe the cause? Is it anything serious?

        • Doctor I took 3 after the window period one is POC test antibody non reaction and one 4 generation at 4 months. The other was at 92 days post exposure 4 generation to all came bck negative.
          These tests are conclusive after 90 days or should I test again at 6 months. I m confused coz in my country cdc said 90 days is pretty conclusive but I can’t get over my head.

  63. 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

  64. 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?

  65. 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?

  66. 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

  67. 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

  68. 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

  69. 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.

  70. 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

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

  72. 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 .

  73. 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.

  74. 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

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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.

  78. 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

  79. 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.

  80. 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 .

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

    • Good that you figured that the person is positive. Better that you took PEP.
      Most likely the report after 29 days after exposure is kind of conclusive. Just go with what your doctor suggests, you are good.

  83. 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

  84. 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 ?

    • Odds are very less because, that lady should be having HIV (which you don’t know), her lip should be having a crack (less likely) and then you should spend time kissing, which you didn’t. So, you are safe, don’t worry.

  85. 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

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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”.

  89. 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.

  90. 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?

  91. 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?

  92. 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?

  93. 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

  94. 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

  95. 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 .

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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

    • Joint and neck pains are not symptoms of HIV or any viral infection, most of the time.
      That could be for a different reason. If you have taken PEP, you should be fine. Get tested after 3 weeks and take the result as confirmation.

      • Thank you for your reply. I will test after three weeks. During the mean time i can have intercourse with my Wife?

  101. 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?

  102. 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

  103. 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

    • If what you said is what you has happened, you don’t need any testing to be done. You are safe.
      If you want to get tested, get a test done after 30 days. If you are in a rush, a test after 14 days can also help you relax.

  104. 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

  105. 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

  106. 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.

  107. 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

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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?

  111. 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 ?

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

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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 .

  116. 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

  117. 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.

  118. 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

  119. Sir but after 3 weeks i had nausea,stomach pain,severe headache(still persist),some sores in shoulder,leg pain. Sir whether it’s due to anexity or some other std.Thank you in advance sir.

  120. Sir but after 3 weeks i had nausea,stomach pain,severe headache(still persist),some sores in shoulder,leg pain. Sir whether it’s due to anexity or some other std.Thank you in advance. Also sir as I mentioned all were negative except cmv igg.

    • Hi sir i did clia hiv 1/2 p24 test at 49 days,62 days,93 days and 187 days all negative.But i experienced symptoms like seborhea,swollen lymph on neck, doctor find pneumococus in my mouth and i must take antibiotics. Am i fine?

        • Good day
          I have a question sir. I read that seborhea and invasive pneumococcus(found in throat) are signs when it needs to be done hiv test.I have constant itching in my hair and at first months i got red bumps around my nose.They dissapear when i take strong antibiotics but i have still red spots around nose which is so oily. Also i got double vision on my right eye which is so strong.The truth is i also drink a lot during this months because of anxiety of hiv.Could be this the reason for my symptoms?Can i really trust my four 4th gen clia and one eclia tests after all window periods?I cant figure it out what happened to me:( As i mentioned above my last test was after 6 months.Could you advise what it could be ?type of infection?

  121. Sir but after 3 weeks i had nausea,stomach pain,severe headache(still persist),some sores in shoulder,leg pain. Sir whether it’s due to anexity or some other std.Thank you in advance. Also sir as I mentioned all were negative except cmv igg.

  122. Doctor i did sex with csw, I don’t know my condom was brake or not, i take 6,12& 16 weeks 4th gen duo combo test all are negative, And 12weeks i take STD tests, all are negative, now 160 days completed. I repeat test at 180 days?? I have sore throat above 5months. This is my worries… pls suggest me

  123. Hi sir , after 20 days from exposure took RNA PCR qualitative test result came as not detected can it later on turned to be positive after several days ?; So I need to test for any other test or can i take this as confirmative so please help me doctor I am going to get married so please help thank you in advance sir

  124. Doctor,i did sex with sex worker 28/6/22 i wear condom but I don’t know my condom tear or not, i take 4th gen combo test 28days and 84 days 4th gen combo test and hsv1,2.syphilis, Chlamydia,rpr,Tpha tests all are negative.116th day again 4th gen combo test that also negative. Now 181th day i have fever and body pain, i take medicine but i have mightly fever. So it related hiv symptoms?

  125. i had a oral sex with my gf for the 1st time today but i am very afraid of this thing hiv ..
    what to do now ??

      • Hi Doctor,

        On November 21, 2022, I went to a massage parlour and taken happy ending massage. Performed fingering to the girl and received handjob from her, but no penetration and Liplock. I did check for HIV ECLIA on 30th day, it was 0.09 non-reactive. HbsAg and Anti-HCV also non-reactive. Sometimes feeling pain in the neck, thighs and knee. Lost 3Kgs of weight. Never experienced fever in the last 2 months. Is these tests are conclusive or can I test it on 60th day once again? I am in anxiety and depression. Kindly help me.

          • Hi Sir, thanks. After 2 months I experienced rashes in my legs, thighs and stomach. When I checked with dermatologist, he said it was due to cold weather, skin dryness and currently I am on medication. Sometimes experiencing burning sensation in mouth and throat pain. Should I test again for hiv ?

  126. Sir,
    I took 4th gen rapid card test using finger prick blood after 100 days of potential exposure in a clinc. The test came negative finger prick blood test result is conclusive ?

  127. Hi doctor, I had a anal sex on 20/12/2022 with sex worker with condom but I am not sure about condom tear or not , after two weeks I am getting slight irritating or pain in right side of testis and right side leg is paining so it could be hiv ? And when and what kind of test should I take to detect hiv ASAP please

  128. Hi doctor, I had vaginal sex with a csw. condom tear and immediately changed it. Took 4th generation test at 72 and 80 days(blood taken from vein tested in lab cmia method. Took 3rd generation antibody only test at 87 and 92 days(ELISA). All these were negative. Do i need further testing doctor. Am i safe doctor.. My anxiety is killing me.

  129. Hai sir. After 6 months of exposure I took hiv rapid, hbsag, anti hcb in metromale clinic. The thing is after months of exposure i gained 6 kg weight . Could it be due to exposure sir ? Please clear my doubt sir.

  130. Hi Sir,

    Chlamydia Trachomatis-IgA – Borderline,0.89

    Chlamydia Trachomatis IgG – Negative,0.14

    What can we infer from this ?

    Do I have the infection or not. Please reply.

    Thank you

  131. Hi Doctor please help me,
    I had exposure due to condom breakage with a girl whose hiv status i am not sure of. I Started pep next day. I took STD test panel on the 14th day and all the results were negative. I took hiv 4th generation test 32 days after pep, It came as non reactive . Are these tests conclusive doctor. I am not able to sleep and i keep getting up every one to two hours. Kindly let me know doctor. I am from Salem or would have come and met you in person doctor. I follow you on youtube and your words were really reassuring. Kindly let me know if i am free from HIV Doctor. Thank you.

  132. hi sir, please reply when you can sir,
    i had an exposure where a guys condom broke.i got nervous and took pep from a medical shop after 25 hours,. while on pep on the 15th day i took hiv rna pcr and it came as negative, after completing pep after two days i took hiv rna pcr again and it came as negative, after one week, two week and four week that is 58 days of exposure i took 4th generation test and it came as non reactive am i safe please tel me i am not able to sleep doctor. am i safe or will i still be at risk doctor? Please let me know.

  133. dear sir i visited haircut salon and got small cut on my neck while shaving the barbar using new Blade but he used old razor and he didn’t washed that razor before my shaving so any possibility of blood born infection

  134. Doctor can a hiv 4th generation test 45 days after pep completion change in 3 months? Have you seen any cases like that ? Very stressed after I read an article online. Please share your insight doctor.

  135. Hi Sir, I tested negative (eclia test) on 30th day of exposure. But, after 2 months I experienced rashes in my legs, thighs and stomach. When I checked with dermatologist, he said it was due to winter, skin dryness and currently I am on medication. Sometimes experiencing burning sensation in mouth and throat pain. Should I test again for hiv ? Kindly help me.

  136. Hi doctor, I had a exposure through vaginal intercourse, after 58 days from exposure I tested for hiv fourth generation test, result is negative so I need to get test again after 90days or I can take this as confirmed so please help doctor

  137. Sr mene 19 feb ko apne bf ke sath with protection relasn banaya uske one month bad 3 april se mujhe fever aane laga or uske bad 22 april se loss motion chakr sb start hogae mene usko normal fever smjkr ignor kr diya uske bad mene 2 3 time or relsn banaya with protection bt sr mujhe August me sare symptoms aane lage to mene hiv antibody serum screening test imunochromatography method se krwaya jo negative tha bt Sr symptoms he mujhe dar lag raha he

  138. Hi doctor,
    I had taken a blood test from a leading dianostic center for kindney function test. While taking the test i got nervous and turned away and didnt notice if the needle was new. I started googling and got very nervous so i went to the diagnostic center again to ask about the needles they use. The told me they use single use vaccutainer needles and once they draw blood from a patient it clots and they cant reuse it on anyone else. They assured me they dont use used needles also. but i am very scared. will i be infected doctor ? do the needles really clot and cant be used again doctor? kindly let me know doctor.

  139. Hello Doctor,
    I had protected vaginal sex 4 minute with probably woman sex worker. ( I used condom and even blowjob with condom. 4 years ago. After exposure i tested 24p antigen blood test and result were negative ( I tested 20- 25 day later exposure). And i did not think to do second test my bad. I never had any symtoms. And I am healthy. After this sex i never did any sex with sex worker or never did unprotected sex 4 years . Should i need to worry about infection from that time. Or move on my life ? Thank you for reply.

  140. Hello Doctor,

    I had an exposure with unknown sex worker. I used protection, but condom broken. I have tested with HIV duo test on 25 and 35 day. The results were 0.169 & 0.07(non-reactive).
    I’m afraid as this was my first time. Can you please help me. Whether this is conclusive?

  141. Dear Doctor,
    Thank you for your opinions by online.

    On 16th Dec 22 i had unprotected oral sex (fellatio) with commercial sex worker.
    After few weeks i had urgent to urinate and slight burning sensation in tip and consulted with doctor, he prescribed Ciprofloxocin 500 mg and noculi syrup. It was cured in couple of days.

    My fear gone up and tested with 4th generation HIV rapid test (Trustline Athenese Dx) on 35 th and 55 th day both are negative.

    After that checked on 70th, 77th and 84th day by using 3rd generation antibody only rapid test kit (Trustline Athenese Dx) All are negative. is it conclusive?

    Request your advise.

  142. I took HIV 4th generation test on 47th day negative and p24 antigen also not detected is that conclusive sir?

  143. Hi Sir,

    After 3 months of exposure, I had taken STD profile test in the last month and all were negative. But there was no hpv test in the profile. I am having sore throat and cough for the last 2 weeks with sputum and it’s worrying me. Is there any test for hpv ? Kindly help me.

  144. Dear Doctor,
    Thanks for your opinions and support.

    My exposure was oral sex, after that I checked 4th Gen Rapid test on 35th and 55th day, followed by 77 th day 4th Gen Lab test. Then 97th day 3rd Gen rapid test, all are negative.
    Questions:
    1. Is these tests are conclusive?
    2. Is it possible of HIV transmission by oral sex?

  145. Good Afternoon Doctor,
    Am a bisexual guy but doesn’t involve in intercourse or oral sex. Two days back I had a contact with a guy met via internet. We hugged each other, mutually licked/sucked each others chests and bited the nipples. The guy did a hand job for me. Other than this nothing happened. Only thing pricking me is he said that he has undergone Prep (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis). Now am afraid that whether he is exposed to HIV. Kindly enlighten me whether I would get any infection like HIV or other STIs/STDs because of this chest licking or nipple bite? Whether I have to go for any testing? If so after how many days. I am unable to concentrate in any works. Very much disturbed.

    Regards.

  146. Hi Sir,

    After 94 days of exposure, I had taken STD panel test and all the tests reported negative. Now it’s been more than 4 months of exposure and I am having itching in the anal and penile region with redness for the last 2-3 weeks. Anus became black. Should I go for any other specific test ? Kindly advise which doctor should I seek for ? Dermatologist/Venereologist or andrologist?

  147. Hi Doctor, I had an argument on road with a person and while having it he spit on me. I am worried if i will get any std because of this. Like hep b or c. Can you please tell me doctor, i am getting very scared and anxious.

  148. Hi Doctor,

    I had taken below tests after 13 weeks of exposure (no oral, no penetration) and all came Negative.
    Chlamydia, HbsAg, HCV, RDR/VDRL, HIV 1&2 rapid, tpha, gonorreha, hsv1 and hsv2. Is these tests are conclusive? Should I repeat any test? Kindly let me know. I am feeling guilty and anxious which makes me sleepless every single day even now after 5 months.

  149. Dear Doctor,
    I have an protected sex with a sex worker and condom tears in the halfway.I have tested 4th generation Antibody/antigen test after 39days and its negative. I am ok because some pimples and joint pain is there. Kindly advise.

  150. Good morning sir, I prode ted sex with sex worker, but whil she wear condom to me her fingers inside the condom, then while ejaculate I have burning sensation up to belly button, after 23 hr i took pep and doxicycline, prescribed by doctor, but now I have uti, after 50 days of exposure I tested dri dots, it is came non reactive, but still iam fear due to UTI, is it symptom of hiv

  151. I had sex with a sex worker without condom. After 90 days my HIV Duo test is negative. But i can see and feel lymph nodes swelling, Muscle pain, swelling in the arm pits, loss of apitite and lose motions. Please suggest How should i proceed further.

  152. Sir good morning sir please reply as possible 🙏
    Sir I had a sex with a sex worker on February 1st on that time done by blowjob also after start playing the final moment I kicked out my penis and saw my condom was little broken and I never kick a single drop inside also but Iam scared very much and
    tested 35 days rapid result – nagetive
    37 days Western blot result – nagetive
    56,64,70,84,91 days rapid test – nagetive
    110 days after immune chromatography, hepatitis b and hepatitis c also result – non reactive
    After 115 days rapid test and tridot test result – nagetive..
    Sir please let me know is that enough for testing or any test for further needed please suggest…

  153. Hi Sir,

    I have a doubt. I tested negative for STD panel tests after 3 months. I faced rashes before 1 month of the above testing and subsided after having medicines prescribed by dermatologist. Now it’s been 6 months after exposure, having itch all over the body especially in hands and legs. I am anxious. Test results after 3 months are conclusive? or should I repeat any test?

  154. Dear sir, I have protected sex with sex worker, while she wear condom to me her finger touched and roub inside of condom, then while ejaculate I feel burning sensation up to belly button, and I took pep and doxycycline after 25 hr proscribed by doctor, and I tested on 55 day tri dots it is show non reactive, 65 th day p24 duo test 0.08 non reactive, but currently I have UTI and belly button hurting after heavy meals, so scared, is UTI symptoms of HIV, please I request u to please reply, now iam long distance from chennai, please sir reply me

      • Thank u very much sir, if she is touch vegina before wearing condom to me, there is any chances to spread hiv or any other STD through finger to condom becouse UTI is hurting me. And when to check std panel after pep or after exposure.

  155. Sir I had sex yesterday. I fear i might got STD so I went to clinic. He give me injection shot and told me if you get needling of prickling sensation you had STD. Sir is it right

  156. Hi Sir,

    I have a doubt. I tested negative for STD panel tests after 3 months. I faced rashes before 1 month of the above testing and subsided after having medicines prescribed by dermatologist. Now it’s been 6 months after exposure, having itch all over the body especially in hands and legs. I am anxious. Test results after 3 months are conclusive? or should I repeat any test?

  157. Sir sex after 101 day immune chromatography hiv 1 &2 hep b ,hep c non reactive is that conclusive doctor…?

  158. Good day Doc,

    i have protected sex with prostitute on May 12, 2023 and i don’t know her real status.. then on May 20 i test her using MYLAN HIV test kit and the result is Non-Reactive.

    On June 1, i test also myself using the same test kit and it NR result. (its my 21 days exposure with her). Am I safe that i didn’t exposed from HIV virus? please advise.

    This coming June 30, i test again myself with the same test kit (MYLAN) and if the result is NR, meaning that i’m not really expose in the virus.

    Need your advise doc. thank you so much

  159. Hello doc,

    I went to a message Parlour and have disposal underwear. Girl was naked then she rubbed her vaginal on my penis. Within minute I came. After that I have cleaned my semen and cleaned penis head/opening with the same underwear. What are my chances of getting HIV. I have tested HIV 1/2 p24 combo and came out negative.

  160. Hello Sir,

    What is the window period for HSV tests ?
    Some sites say 6 weeks and some sites say 12-16 weeks. I tested negative after 13 weeks. Is this conclusive ?

    • The window period for HSV tests is the time between when you are infected with the herpes virus and when the test can accurately detect the virus. The window period for HSV tests can vary depending on the type of test and the individual’s immune system.

      Blood tests: Blood tests for HSV can detect antibodies to the virus. Antibodies are proteins that the body produces in response to an infection. The window period for blood tests for HSV is typically 2-12 weeks after infection.
      Viral culture: Viral culture tests can detect the virus itself. The window period for viral culture tests for HSV is typically 4-7 days after infection.
      Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test: PCR tests can detect the genetic material of the virus. The window period for PCR tests for HSV is typically 2-4 days after infection.

  161. Hi Sir,

    I tested negative for panel test after 3 months of exposure at Metromale omr and met you during report collection. For the last 2 months, I am getting frequent throat pain and skin infections. Couldn’t gain weight as well. Now it’s more than 6months of exposure. Do I need to go for any specific test?

  162. Hi Doc,

    I had a romance with homo. I was wearing inner and he was nude. we just kissed bodies. NO lip kiss, No insertion. I ejaculated having my inner wear by lying on him. he was nude at that time. Should I go for a test?? it’s been almost 40 days.

  163. Hi Dr,

    I recently had herpes on back and it cured within 10 days. I am with a partner for now 8 months. She had never such herpes episode. My worry is why did I get it and is it common to have herpes infection. Also even though I had herpes on back, I was having burning sensation while urination.

    Please advise.

  164. Dear Doctor,
    I have a protected sex with a sex worker and I have tested hiv pcr test after 9 days (day 10) and its negative. So is this enough or do i need to do more test?
    And does hepatitis b pass throug unprotected oral sex (im insertive)?
    Thank you

  165. I got STD panel test from leading hospital. All test came negative.They Have mentioned testing method is ECLIA . Test done in 7 day and second test done by 36 day . ECLIA is which generation.they said it is advanced testing.After 36 day test is conclusive?

    I had only handjob with sexworker but that time I had small cut in testicals.

  166. Hello sir, I had 5 unprotected anal homosex and lastly i had on may 30th during this time I experienced mild fever for one week ,itchy red spots on inner thighs,frequent urination, urge for urine,pus,mild sore inside lower lip,wart under foreskin,few drop of blood after urination and in stool, anal itch and lower backpain,blurry vision after that i consulted urologist and Dermatologist. Took serology test hcv,hbv,hiv were -ve
    Vdrl +ve and tpha 1:2560 and treated with penicillin 3 shots and doxycycline 100 twice for 1 month and zinc acetate for 2 months.now I consulted sexologist xx he told to do hiv clamydia gonnohrea pcr.Is it right ,plz help me sir I’m in depression

  167. I had a unprotected oral sex with unknown person (receiving side) after 49 days I test hiv duo tests result negative value 0.09 it’s conculsive

  168. Helo doctor,
    I han a unprotected sex but after Three weeks I started filling unwell, rashes, diarrhea, back pain, burning sanitation, I get tested after 90days and is reactive and after 100days was negative but I’m still feeling unwell
    What can do

  169. Hello Dr,

    recently i did test Elisa shows 0.96 index value, but results came non reactive
    is there any chance to increase the value. i can see elisa show below 1 that is non reactive, its alomost near to 1
    im scared and depressed. can i retest after 2 months (is that value increased can u pls reply me sir

  170. Hi doctor, I had only oral sex from the sex worker with condom , I am the insertive partner, is there a chance of hiv I had it on October 6 and now I am experiencing cold fever so please help doctor I am depressed

  171. I did sex with prostitute with condom but during oral sex not used condom,
    After one month did self rapid test of my and her 2 times both are negative same day, What will I do.
    After 60 days elisa also negative .

  172. Hello doctor

    I had unprotected sex with the sex worker 22/08/23.
    i check hiv duo (𝘾𝙈𝙄𝘼)ab/ag 4th gen test in (𝙈𝙀𝙏𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙊𝙇𝙄𝙎 𝙇𝘼𝘽)following days
    the test results are
    𝟭𝟱th day-(0.09)non reactive.
    𝟯𝟮th day-(0.12) non reactive,
    𝟱𝟵th day-(0.14) non reactive
    But i have white tongue for last 𝟱𝟬days, and small 𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘀 on hand bellys back and thigh. It’s look like small bean inside the 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. And sometimes joint and muscle pain also.
    The results are reliable??_ 𝗼𝗿 It’s any other 𝗦𝗧𝗗 disease or go with the results.
    which 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆..????
    Please tell me 𝘀𝗶𝗿….

  173. Hello doctor. I have Done Hiv rapid test after 4 months almost 2/3 times .it’s came negative. Now I’m safe or No? Or I need to do test again after 6 months? Please Advise me
    Thank you Doctor

  174. Hello doctor

    I had unprotected sex with the sex worker 22/08/23.
    i check hiv duo (𝘾𝙈𝙄𝘼)ab/ag 4th gen test in (𝙈𝙀𝙏𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙊𝙇𝙄𝙎 𝙇𝘼𝘽)following days
    the test results are
    𝟭𝟱th day-(0.09)non reactive.
    𝟯𝟮th day-(0.12) non reactive,
    𝟱𝟵th day-(0.14) non reactive
    But i have white tongue for last 𝟱𝟬days, and small 𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘀 on hand bellys back and thigh. It’s look like small bean inside the 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻. And sometimes joint and muscle pain also.
    The results are reliable??_ 𝗼𝗿 It’s any other 𝗦𝗧𝗗 disease or go with the results.
    which 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆..????
    Please tell me 𝘀𝗶𝗿….

  175. Hello Doctor,

    I had protected sex with a female, but condom broke (HIV Status Unknown). My last exposure was on July 26,2023 and after that exposure I was not quite the same with many symptoms showing one after another. The most recent symptom was a bad cold (maybe RSV) for more than a month with lingering dry cough and a small size lymph node under right side of jaw that I continue to have. Also, I have 3 months without the ability to sleep on my side due to pressure feeling on my hips.

    I have my doubt with the test I’ve taken and I want to be reassured that the tests are conclusive, but these symptoms are not helping.
    (I also did a full panel of STD’s and all were negative)

    My 1st test was at 10 days with 4th gen duo (Blood from vein on a urgent care clinic) – None Reactive
    My 2nd test was at 43 days with 4th gen duo (Blood from vein on a different clinic) – None Reactive
    My 3rd test was at 70 days with 4th gen duo and HIV 1 RNA PCR Quantitive (Blood from vein) – None Reactive

    Should I continue to re-test? or do I need help with a Phycologist?

      • Hi Doctor, I had one doubt. Please clarify. My first exposure is 3.5 Years ago. Protect ed than but enoda finger la fresh paper cut irunthichu. I have done oral as well. Second expose 2 months ago. intha vaati oral mattum than but enoda oru teeth cavity irunthuchu non-bleeding. From the second exposure 48th day ECLIA and 54th day HIV-1 PCR both negative and enoda CD4 count 740.CD4% is 37,Nan first exposure la infect aagalya? innum further test edukanuma, I’m confused?What about hiv 2?

  176. Hello doctor

    I had unprotected sex with the sex worker 22/08/23.
    i check hiv duo (𝘾𝙈𝙄𝘼)ab/ag 4th gen test in (𝙈𝙀𝙏𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙊𝙇𝙄𝙎 𝙇𝘼𝘽)following days
    the test results are
    𝟭𝟱th day-(0.09)non reactive.
    𝟯𝟮th day-(0.12) non reactive,
    𝟱𝟵th day-(0.14) non reactive
    𝟴𝟱 day rapid antibody test in government hospital. Negative
    But i have white tongue for last 𝟯 month, and small 𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘀 on hand bellys back and thigh. It’s look like small bean inside the 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻.rashes on the skin and one sore on my bud.
    The results are reliable??_ 𝗼𝗿 It’s any other 𝗦𝗧𝗗 disease or go with the results.
    which 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆..????
    Please tell me 𝘀𝗶𝗿….

  177. hello sir
    i had unprotective sex with unknown girl then she test her hiv after 56 days of exposure (immunochromatography method of test) then result is non reactive.
    And i test my hiv after 72 days after exposure (Cobas ECLIA method of test) then result is 0.244 (non reactive).
    should I need to test again after 3-6months? Please Advise me

  178. Hi Doctor,
    After potential oral exposure, I took 48,72,78th day 4th gen test. 54th HIV – 1 PCR all negative. Then I took 73rd day HIV-2 quantitave PCR test result came as below 100iu/ml and mentioned target not detected. Is this HIV – 2 postive or negative. Do I need further test on 12 weeks or 90 days

  179. Hi Doctor,
    I had inter Course with a spa lady before one month and soon after 1week i started experiencing cough , head ache , swollen d under my jaw and all after 2-3 weeks a white spot appeared on my tonsil but there was no pain its been 2 weeks and still the white patch is there there is no pain dues to it. Doctors gave me anyibiotics and told these are bacterial infections. And due to my mental stress i had took Mylan self test for hiv on 26th day after the intercourse and that test showed Negetive . But still i am worried and tensed because of the white patch on my tonsil and burning sensation on my tongue which doesn’t go away. Should i be worried that i have hiv infection?

  180. Sir plz mujhe reply dedo me bahut tension me hu mene apne pati ke sath last unprotect sex kiys tha august 2020 me uske bad mene apna combaids test krwaya tha 2020 nov me non reactive aaya tha fr mera divorce chal raha to mene mera x bf tha jiske sath mene shadi se phle kbhi sex nhi kiya but bad me mene usse feb2022 me uske sath with protection sex kiya tha uske bad me march end se bimar hogai mujhe loss motion chskr kmjori white toung body pain hone laga usko mene normal smj kr bad me bhi kitni bar with protect sex kiya tha uske bad mene dr lal path lab se hiv imunochromatography test kiya non reactive aaya but sir mujhe sare symptoms he mere partnr ko nhi he usne mujhse relsn se phle hi medical krwa rakha tha jisme wo fit tha mene kbhi unprotect sex nhi kiya but me bahut dipression me hu kyoki june me mera accident hogya tha or mummy ne mere kapde wash kiye the blood wale unko bhi yahi symptoms hai aap mujhe reply dedo

  181. Hi doc!
    I made a big mistake after a breakup and I had unprotected sex with a hooker.
    I made an anti HIV 1 & 2 blood test after 7-8 months and the result was non-reactiv.
    I heard that in rare cases can take more than 8 months to develop antibodies which can be detected. Am I safe or should I repeat the blood test after a couple of months? Is anti HIV 1 & 2 enough and accurate or should I make a different test?

  182. Hi Doctor,

    I had unprotected sex with sex workers. After only I aware HIV and my last exposure at dec 2nd. On 25th day I done STD panel test at metromale clinic. All tests are negative. And I took test on 51st day HIV DUO COMBO (K2EDTA CMIA) – 0.27 non reactive.

    I’m waiting for further tests if any to get conclusive report or taken tests are conclusive. Day by day my anxiety level increasing. Unable to focus on other things.

    Please advise me. Thanks!

    • It is little surprising that you were not aware of HIV (note that there are several other sexually transmitted infections other than HIV).
      I am glad that you are not infected yet. Take care from now on. Your family needs you.

  183. Hello Sir,

    I got tested at 30th day and 80th day after exposure. I took HIV Duo (HIV 1,2 and P24 antigen) (Enhanced CLIA method) test both the times and it was 0.3 and 0.23 respectively. Do I need further test at 90days? Please suggest.
    Thank you

  184. Dear sir

    A trans woman was bitten me and a little amount of blood comes out and after that i consult a doctor and at 64 hrs i started PEP.
    Now after 11 days i got to knows that her HIV antibody test is negative. kindly advice me what to do now .

    Thanks for the reply sir…

  185. Hello Sir,
    8 months before i had protected sex with call girl in that time of evacuation my condom was tarred and i took RNA PCR test after 2 months its negative ,3 months CLIA test 0.5 Negative and 5 Months CMIA test 0.08 Negative 6 months CLIA test 0.4 Negative is that my test result conclusive or else need to take any other test please tell me sir

  186. Hi Doctor,
    I had a doubtful encounter on dec 6th 2023, and within 1 week i had swollen lymph node which was cleared within 1 week. Followed by a white patch on my tonsil which still persist, but there is no sore or pain in throat. I had taken Mylan self test on 26th and 42nd day and both came out Negetive. Should i test again? Waiting for your reply doctor

    • Please go for proper testing at a doctor’s office and stick with the result you see.
      You said “doubtful” but didn’t mention if it was with or without a condom/protection.
      You also didn’t mention your gender and what details you know about the other person. That’s fine, get tested for good, you should get a confirmative result.

  187. Hi Doctor,

    After the oral exposure. I’m receptive side. I took ECLIA test at 78 day and 85,90th day CMIA test. I have White coated tounge for 3 months. I should go for any other test or it’s conclusive?

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