HIV Test Results After Having Sex Is Risky?
good afternoon, permission to ask. I once carried out risky activities with 2 of my first friends in mid-March and the second in mid-May. then I vct test in early July in one of the clinics in the bdg, and the results are non-reactive, after the doctor suggested 12 weeks to find out the antibodies formed I tested again in the last August after 13 weeks post-risky and the results are the same non-reactive, but after the test the second, I experienced symptoms such as night sweats, itchy skin that resembled hives but I had no history of allergic disease. Do I have to test again after 6 months after risk of exposure? considering I did not do risky activities again afterwards. please answer
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Having a history of risky sex you went through in March and May 2019, then both of these activities have taken place about 7 months ago and 5 months ago from the risk of exposure to risk factors for HIV infection that might occur. However, if you have carried out laboratory tests for the risk of HIV infection in July and in the 13th week after the risk of HIV exposure, and both test results show non-reactive HIV results, then this indicates you are not infected with HIV.
In HIV infection, the term Windows peroide is known, where windows this period is the time when someone is infected with HIV but HIV test results are still negative because antibodies are not yet formed against HIV infection. two, week 4 is about 95% accurate, and 99.9% is well detected after 12 weeks from the time of exposure. Therefore, if you have received a non-reactive result at 13 weeks after exposure, this is the final result that you are not infected with HIV.
However, if you currently experience itchy complaints such as biduran, itching, and cold sweat, then the complaint is likely caused by another medical condition, such as:
1. viral infections, measles, chicken pox
3. prickly heat
4. fungal or bacterial infections
5. inflammation of the skin
So that the complaint that you are feeling right now might not be related to the risk of HIV that might occur, especially after you have not had sexual risk after the second examination.
However, if this complaint has not improved after the next 2 days, you should consult with your family doctor or your skin specialist. The doctor will conduct interviews, physical examinations, and supporting examinations if necessary to ensure the cause. The results of the examination will be a reference for your care and treatment.
For now, you should maintain your stamina and physical condition. Get enough rest, avoid sleeping late, and apply lotion powder containing calamine to your skin to reduce complaints of itching. Furthermore, still avoiding risky sex to prevent sexually transmitted infections and side effects on the reproductive organ system.
Thus the info we can convey.