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Hello I had unprotected sex on oct 8 2018. I took 4th gen hiv test on oct 12 it was neg. Then I took a hiv 1 rna qualitative test, on nov 28, 2018, results negative. I retest with a 4th gen hiv 1/2 test on Jan 11, 19, results negative. I took another 4th gen lab test on feb 15 and completed an hiv 1 ... Read full answer

Hello I had unprotected sex on oct 8 2018. I took 4th gen hiv test on oct 12 it was neg. Then I took a hiv 1 rna qualitative test, on nov 28, 2018, results negative. I retest with a 4th gen hiv 1/2 test on Jan 11, 19, results negative. I took another 4th gen lab test on feb 15 and completed an hiv 1 viral load pcr on the same day. Results hiv non detectable. That same day I developed sore throat, productive cough, stuffy nose. No fevers or muscle pains. I went to Bahamas for 4 days and symptoms went away and returned on one day after. Should I be worried about acute hiv. How accurate are my results.

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Hello from justAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

No, you do not need to be worried about any manifestation of HIV, if this was the only potential encounter.

The fourth generation HIV test is conclusive 12 weeks/3 months after any potential encounter. it is actually very accurate even 4 weeks after the encounter, but it is absolutely conclusive by 12 weeks/3 month after the encounter.

The viral load tests in Nov and Feb are also extremely accurate. The only issue with using viral load tests at these points in time would be occasional false positives (which you obviously did not have) and the rare person with HIV that is a long-term non-progressor, as the antibody test is the only reliable method for detecting such people. Since you had the antibody test and it was negative, there is no concern that you could be a long-term non-progressor.

So, you do not need to be worried about acute HIV or any other manifestation of HIV. You also do not need to perform any additional testing because of this encounter.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is the symptoms more so relate to viral URIDo I need to be worried about hiv 2

A simple virus is certainly the most common cause of a sore throat and congestion, but there are other possible causes, such as allergies.

No, there is no concern about HIV-2. The fourth generation test included testing for HIV-2.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you Doctor love you have been very helpful.

You are very welcome.

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