The Level Of Accuracy Of The Hiv?
Thank you for answering my question at: r n r nwww.HealthReplies.com/komunitas/topic/apakah-say-tertular-hiv- sustainability r n r nToday (16th day after contact) I already consulted a skin and genital specialist. I’ve taken a sample of fluid from my penis opening. And according to the doctor’s statement, there was no infection due to bacteria. And on the doctor’s suggestion I was ordered to have a VCT examination, and I carried out the examination by taking my blood sample, and the result was negative. My question is, is the timing of my VCT testing correct? Even though there aren’t 4 weeks yet? (Still 16 days). Are the NEGATIVE results accurate? And I needed to go back to the test 3 months later. If it turns out that after the second test the results are also negative, have I completely cleared the vitus? R nThen what about the syphilis virus, should I test it too? Is it time to test cotton? R nPlease answer. Thank you.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. In detecting HIV, there are several tests that can be done, including:
Antibody test, can detect HIV as soon as 3-12 weeks Combination test, can detect HIV as fast as 2-6 weeks NAT test, can detect HIV as early as 1-4 weeks
This test works on the concept that the body will secrete an antibody against the HIV virus, which these antibodies will later detect. These tests vary in sensitivity, therefore some can detect it quickly and some take longer.
So in your case, it depends on what tests you take. If the test you are taking is a NAT test or a combination test, it doesn't matter even if it hasn't been 4 weeks because this test can detect it in just 1-2 weeks. You can find this out by asking again at the place that provides the VCT. But to be sure, to avoid errors in the estimated time, you will be asked to retest at 3 months later, because after 3 months, if you are infected with HIV, your body should have released enough antibodies for any test to detect. That way, if after 3 months you are tested negative, you can be sure you are not infected with HIV.
Syphilis itself, or the lion king, is an example of a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum. Other sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea, chlamydia, chancroid and donovanosis are also caused by different bacteria. In the beginning, you mentioned that you had tested a fluid sample and stated that there was no bacterial infection. Most likely you are also not affected by these diseases.
So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa