Itching In The Genital Area Accompanied By Red Spots?
Morning, I want to ask, early August I checked the HIV and syphilis test at the clinic when I experienced symptoms of itching in the genital area and there were red spots in the genital area … the results were non-reactive … last I had unprotected sex at the end of the month 4 .. for the certainty of the test results, I need to do another test after r n5 months? R n r nThank you
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I understand the worry you have. You need to know that the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the human immune system. This virus is still widely feared by most of the world community. Transmission from needles, free sex, tattoos with non-sterile tissue, blood transfusions and from mother to fetus during pregnancy. The virus attacks the body's immune system, causing various symptoms called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Even though the virus has entered the body, symptoms will not appear immediately, but it can take weeks or even years for symptoms to appear significantly.
On a blood test, HIV screening will be declared Reactive or Posiive if a virus is found in the body. Conversely, if the virus is not found, it is declared Non-Reactive / NR / Negative. In Indonesia, HIV screening is carried out by means of a VCT test and a rapid HIV test to determine the HIV virus antibodies in the body. VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) is the Indonesian government's program for the prevention and discovery of new suspected cases and assisting the series of treatment when positive results are found. Currently, VCT services are widely available at puskesmas.
Regarding your question, if the HIV screening result is negative, you can repeat the test again at least 3 months in the future. Because it could be a negative screening result because at that time the patient is experiencing a window period (the time when a person is infected with HIV but antibodies have not been found and cannot be detected). Don't hesitate to see a doctor directly, especially if you experience other symptoms related to your complaint. I have submitted so much information, hope it helps
dr. Fita Fitria Ayu