NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
HIV and AIDS
Should I Be Retested For HIV
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?
You have a low risk as antibody tests have been negative for up to 6 months.
Pamposh Kaul, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati