Your last test would have detected over 95% of infections but not all. While I am confident that it will be negative, if you need a completely definitive answer for peace of mind you should have another test at some point more than 8 weeks after your exposure. At that thime those results will be definitive. EWH
Thank you so much Doctor. Final question: Should i get another test. The only thing that keeps me anxious is her unusual rash for which you gave a strong answer.
the rash is located in the center of her chest. about 3 or 5 red bumps. itchy.
She should see her doctor if she feels poory or if the rash is troubling her. You did not give her HIV. EWH
Thank you Doctor for your response. Im very concern. Her rash has gotten wrorst, she says she has red bumbs on her chest and that it gets itchy sometimes. She no longer has dry cough or sneezing. She says, she feels weird like allergy. This is the second time she gets this rash during the past month. Absent any symptoms how good is a HIV-1/O/HIV -2 at 5 weeks. I dont mean to keep asking. Again her symptoms started about 14 days after her possible exposure to me. She had dry cough, sneezing, tiredness, one instance of diarrhe may be due to spicy food (separate of incident) and a week later got teh rash which disaapeared in a about four days, then 15 days after got the rash again and this is her third day, is now worst, red bumps, noticeable. I also got a small rash in wrist for about 10 minutes which slowly dissapearing, What to do?
Welcome to our Forum. Your and your wife's symptoms are due to something other than HIV. Please understand that the symptoms of early HIV are very non-specific and cannot be differentiate from the symptoms of the many, many other viral illnesses which occur far more commonly than HIV. In addition, your symptoms, which began 1 week following your exposure began sooner than we would expect for early HIV to be symptomatic. Finally, had your symptoms been due to HIV, an HIV test taken one week after they began would have been positive. Thus your negative HIV test at 5 weeks is further strong evidence that your symptoms were not due to HIV.
My guess is that you and your wife had had the bad luck to catch one of those all too common, community acquired viral illnesses that we all get from time to time, not HIV.
I hope my comment is reassuring. I urge you not to worry. EWH
I just got my 9 week after exposure test result and it was non reactive. No more tests? Right? I also got tested for Chlamydia and was negative.
Thanks for your help.
Correct. Eight weeks folllowing exposure HIV test results are conclusive. Time for you to move on. EWH