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Dear Doc..I had an exposure with a girl due to breakage of the condom. The total exposure altogether was less than a minute. The staus of the girl (pro) is unknown..Got the ELISA test done after 1 week, 2nd Week, 3rd week and 4th Week..All came non reactive..Got the PCR HIV DNA Detector done on 15th day after the expsoure..the result came as not detected...

Symtoms Observed in the body post exposure:
1) Weakness in the body
2) Rashes on the Penis
3) Sore Throat
4) Swelling on the wrist on 32nd day along with the blood in the stool.
5) Fatigueness

Questions:

Your opinion on the entire case
Chances of attracting HIV after the result
Do you find any link between the HIV and the symptoms as observed..
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replied March 27th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum.

All the symptoms you have mentioned are due to bacterial throat infections and sexual intercourse related penile abrasions, and not due to HIV.

Chances of having HIV just by a single sexual encounter is very less.

With regarding to HIV testing, ELISA for HIV antibody, should always be done after 4 weeks after exposure. Doing the test before 4 weeks of the exposure is not of any use.

In case the test at 4 weeks is Negative, then it is 70 % sure, that you are HIV negative. For conclusive results that you are HIV negative, you should repeat the HIV Antibody test, after 12 weeks post exposure. If the test is negative, then it is conclusive that you are HIV free.



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