Explanation Of HIV Lab Results?
Goodnight .. I want to ask .. I have unprotected intercourse on March 11, 2018 then on May 17, 2018 (67 days) I checked anti HIV CMIA d study program * the results were Non-Reactive then on July 24, 2018 I checked again PCR HIV -1 RNA in study program * the result is that the virus is detected. Because our counselor is HIV-free. mka I related to my wife. Then on December 15, 2018 I checked anti-HIV in the chemical chemistry lab and the results were negative and last I checked in the private hospital the results of Non-Reactive results on March 9, 2019. My question is whether my anti-HIV check had entered the window period because at the time of 4 months I make a deal sm my wife sm. Please explain. Thank you
Hello, Bahrul Ulum. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
HIV testing is carried out with blood samples to identify the presence of HIV antibodies. Examination methods carried out include rapid tests, ELISA and Western Bolt. The window period (window period) is a period of time during which a person with HIV may get a negative result on examination because antibodies have not yet formed so that they cannot be detected. The duration of time ranges from 3-8 weeks since infection occurred. Although antibodies are not detected, patients can still transmit the HIV virus in this time period.
We recommend that you consult directly with your doctor or internist regarding the results of several examinations that you have done. The doctor will evaluate the results of the examination and provide the necessary treatment as soon as possible. At home, you are advised to avoid risky sexual relations or the use of illegal drugs. To enrich insights, you can read articles about HIV. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.