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Done with HIV test. Experienced cold, throat pain and coughing. CMIA architect method negative after 40 day. Help?

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i have tested for HIV at 33 day, 4 th generation test CMIA method,
it was non-reactive. after 2 days later after 35th day i experienced cold,throat pain and 40 th day i have coughing. but it is subsiding now. no fever.
i tested on 40 th day CMIA architect method it is also negative.
am i seroconverting now? do i need to test after 1 week or only at 90 day XXXXXXX please help
Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 in HIV and AIDS
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 2 hours later
Welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

CMIA 4th generation test for HIV is a Combo test. That means, it detects both the antigen and also the antibody against HIV.
Antigen test detects P24 antigen which is highly sensitive and shows reactivity within a weeks time and more conclusive around 3 weeks. You had done the test twice after 4 weeks and both were shown negative test for HIV. So you are free from HIV and uninfected. Nothing to worry. Further test is not necessary for you.
Dr S.Murugan
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