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Do i need any further testing regarding HIV and how accurate is these test?

Dear doctors, this is male from mumbai, India this is with reference to my last exposure unprotected oral sex protect vaginal sex with sex worker its been almost 52 days now i have taken following test. 1.HIV antibodies 1 2 rapid test after 10 days - negative 2.HIV Antibodies by elisa after 21 days - Negative 3. p-24 antigen after 27 days - negative 4.Hiv antibodies by elisa -negative,Ausantigen-negative,VDRL-Non Reactive 5.HIV DUO-Non reactive,HIV1RNA PCR-not Detected after 42 days. My questions is here do u think i need any further testing regarding HIV how accurate is these test @ that period?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Mar 2010
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Hi... Except for the p24 antigen tests, all the antibody tests are accurate in diagnosing HIV.. However a repeat of these tests is recommended after a period of 3 months.. This is because of a phenomena of seroconversion which is seen with HIV infection (the antibodies which were not present initially can start to appear after a period of 3 months).. So a repeat of the antibody test is essential.. P24 antigen test is not a very useful test in diagnosing HIV.. Discuss with your doctor for more information..

Answered: Tue, 6 Apr 2010
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