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HIV and AIDS

Should I Be Retested For HIV

05/23/2006

Question:

I am a male from Bangledesh. I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker on May 15, 2005. About 20 days later, I had the flu, dry cough, breath different. Dry cough is running at 48 days from May 15, 2005.

I had an antibody test by Abbott axsym system random access multibatch immunoassay analyzer, where my sample rate was 0.30 at 95 days, sam rate 0.35. I had an ELISA antibody at 119 days and at 192 days. All results are negative, but I'm worried. Am I a true negative or should I retest at up to 12 months? Is the diffrence of sample rate pointing to risk?

Answer:

You have a low risk as antibody tests have been negative for up to 6 months.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati