ANY value less than 1.0 for any HIV test taken 3 or more months after a risk event is a conclusive, negative result. The value will change every time you test, but if it is less than 1.0, you are negative. Your value WILL NOT rise, because you tested conclusively negative at the appropriate time.
You do not have HIV from this event. If you have questions about other diseases, please post in the appropriate forums. You can click on the "communities" link at the top to find those.
Can anyone tell me what sero-conversion is? Ive just been recently diagnoised and due to the shock (still in shock) i have not been back to the clinic for any advise, counselling or information. Only what I have read on MedHelp...all this is still new to me so please forgive my ignorance.
after a couple of days i,e after 3 weeks i went for a hiv tri-dot test....and VDRL test where i found the results were non-reactive(negative)........i felt ok with the results.........
but now from past one week i found inconvenience with my tongue and right side of my cheek.......
my tongue seems to be hard,light red and white some times and feeling very burn if i taste any little spicy foods also.
Hi,, i went in to get tested today and asked for hsv1 and 2 igg test,, and the doctor recommended i do the igm (which i know is meaningless) but i also heard him say titers,, what does that mean,, can any one educate me,, is this a valid test
They should be offered a 4th generation laboratory HIV test and advised that a negative result at 4 weeks post exposure is very reassuring/highly likely to exclude HIV infection.
An additional HIV test should be offered to all persons at 3 months (12 weeks) to definitively exclude HIV infection. Patients at lower risk may opt to wait until 3 months to avoid the need for HIV testing twice.
from your experience, is there any chance that the later test couldn't detect the virus due to cut off patameters? No, you said you tested after 3 months, which means the result would have been conclusive.
Also, would this weakly reactive fall into the category of 'false positives'?. I read they are very rare... I would guess it was more likely a testing malfunction of sorts.
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