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Is CLIA test sufficient at 55 days?

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Had sex with unknown status female,post that had all the symptoms of hiv.did CLIA test at 55days.And it was negative.terified not able work or concentrate on anything.Pls help.
Is CLIA test sufficient at 55 days.


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replied April 24th, 2017
HIV and AIDS Answer A60952
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All your issues are more likely due to fear of STDs and guilt about your sexual play. This is more common among individuals who are not in a monogamous relationship and are prone to having occasional casual sex with possibly unknown individuals.

Symptoms alone cannot be used to diagnose possibility of HIV. In addition, it is not possible to analyse and be 100 % sure whether a person is at risk, due to non-availability of complete history and facts.

In case, you think, you may be infected with HIV, The only way, you can confirm it, is by getting tested for HIV. Having a negative test result will help you clear the fear of being infected with HIV.

As per CDC recommendations, the only test used to screen for HIV is the ELISA test, which detects HIV antibodies in the body secretions and or blood. The 4th generation ELISA tests for HIV, detects both the HIV antibody as well as antigens of HIV virus. Hence the test that is very accurate and sensitive at detecting HIV infection. This test can be done after 4 weeks of exposure. If found negative, the test should repeat it every 4 weeks until 12 weeks.

In case the test results are negative after 12 weeks, then you can consider yourself as HIV free.


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