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What is the accuracy of fourth generation hiv tedt in 25 day

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. Your test at 25 days could have been done during the window period, which means your result may not be conclusive (or ‘accurate’) for your HIV status. We recommend contacting the medical centre that provided you your HIV test to confirm what their window period is and if your results are conclusive for your HIV status. If you got tested within the window period, you will need to get tested again after this period for a conclusive result. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I had unprotected sex February and March with the same guy I got tested at 4 months negative 5 months negative and 6 months negative for hiv for February and March negative at 3 months negative at 4 months negative do I need to test again ?is it a possibility my tests results will turn negative for March at 5 to 6 months ? I took a 4th generation tests

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. Your tests at 3 months, 4 months, 5 month and 6 months all happened outside the window period. This means that your negative results are conclusive for your HIV status. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year (every 3 months) with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Do 4th generation tests give false negative after 5 months

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. If you got tested within the window period and receive a negative HIV result, then there’s a chance the results are not conclusive. However, a HIV test at 5 months sits outside the window period. This means that the results you would receive are conclusive for your HIV status. False negatives after the window period are extremely rare. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year (every 3 months) with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. You can also read more about false negative results in HIV tests on Aidsmap’s website here: https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/false-negative-results-hiv-tests. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I have been tested at 27 days and 100 days after 100 days exposure all 2 come negative but I have some symptoms red rashas joint pain'head heaches?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. Your test at 100 days sits outside the window period. This means that your negative results are conclusive for your HIV status. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year (every 3 months) with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. The rashes, joint pain and headaches you’re experiencing can be symptoms from all kinds of other things. If your symptoms are persisting, we recommend visiting your doctor and seeking further medical advice from them. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Elisa test 107days negative convulsive

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. Your test at 107 days sits outside the window period. This means that your negative results are conclusive for your HIV status. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year (every 3 months) with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Hi...i had sex with a sex worker 2 days back..we did it once with condom..condom was intact..now im on PEP what are my chances of getting hiv...considering she is positive..?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Your risk for HIV transmission is very low. When used correctly with lube, condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV transmissions. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is also effective in preventing HIV transmissions when started within 72 hours of your possible exposure to HIV, and if you adhere to the 4-week course of treatment. For people who are living with HIV, if they are on effective treatment they can suppress their viral loads to such low levels we call it ‘undetectable viral load’ (UVL). HIV positive people with a UVL cannot transmit HIV to a HIV negative person, and in fact, UVL is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. This might be something to think about if you do have sex with HIV positive people in the future. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I have body pain with a nasl congestion with headaches with a mild fever please is it HIV sytoms

Hi, Thanks for your question. The nasal congestion, headaches and mild fever you’re experiencing can be caused by many different things. We recommend visiting your doctor or health professional for a check-up and to seek further medical advice from them.

I have lost weight so quick can it be hiv&aids

Hi, Thanks for your question. Weight loss can be caused by many different things. We recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

I have symptoms on may,and I went for HIV test on the five and half weeks the result was negative and then I went back on eleven and half weeks and still the result was negative,I went back on 8th September again for the result was negative,and still I have symptoms like muscles pain those that mean its an HIV symptoms am still worried. Plx help me and answer it.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV have a window period of between 2 weeks and 3 months depending on the test. The ‘window period’ is the amount of time it takes for a reactive result to appear in a HIV test after being exposed to HIV. We always recommend confirming with the clinic what their window periods are, and if you need to get tested again for a conclusive result. Your earlier tests may have happened within the window period, which means the results may not have been conclusive for your HIV status. However, your test in September sits outside of the window period if your possible exposure to HIV happened in May (4 months later). This means that your negative result was conclusive for your HIV status. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, you will need to get tested again. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year (every 3 months) with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can read more about testing on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. The muscle pains you’re experiencing can be caused by many different things. If your symptoms are persisting, we recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional. If you have further questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.