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ptr909 - HIV testing question
« on: August 23, 2022, 05:59:03 am »
Hi my Ag/Ab cam back reactive
Bu tmy Antibodies for HIV 1-2 were negative
And my pcr came back not detected
Do You think i likely have HIV?

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Re: ptr909 - HIV testing question
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2022, 06:09:09 am »
Hiya,

I've moved your post into its own thread so you can ask questions here. Please don't post in other people's threads.

I don't have enough information from your post to provide you with any answers.
How much time was from your last potential exposure and these tests? What was the last possible exposure?
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Re: ptr909 - HIV testing question
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2022, 06:19:15 am »
ok sorry, im just a little nervous. and anxious. my last potential exposure was in july 23rd and the screening was done on august 9th.

My antigens came back reactive
Antibodies were negative
NAAT PCR RNA came back not detected

Im a little confused because, from what i read and was told, the PCR is Suppose to detect the Virus while Antigens are present.

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Re: ptr909 - HIV testing question
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2022, 06:34:58 am »
Hiya,

Going to make a few presumptions, and you can correct them if needed, you are not and have not been taking PrEP or PEP, and this was a sexual exposure, condomless intercourse.

I suspect it's just a false reactive result, and I can understand this might be unsettling although you are testing within the window period.

The antibody HIV 1 & 2 test was non-reactive, and I recommend you retest to confirm your HIV status six weeks after your last possible exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibody test. A non-reactive result at that time would rarely ever change.

The PCR might pick up on an infection sooner. However, test as mentioned above to confirm.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier acquired STIs.So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: ptr909 - HIV testing question
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2022, 06:44:55 am »
Youre correct it was unprotected intercourse. Sigh. At this point i hope the PCR is as sensitive as it is claimed to be. as of now the test results say i am a false positive. ill keep you posted thank you for everything.

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Re: ptr909 - HIV testing question
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2022, 09:15:36 am »
You're welcome, and I am sure you will be fine; just retest to confirm.

There is no need to update us on negative results.
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