HIV is the virus and AIDS is the end point of an HIV infection. The herpes test kit used was HerpeSelect ELISAfor HSV-1 and HSV-2. This we already know but I am glad there is more official recognition of this fact. Feeling something was terribly wrong I told my partner and she convinced me to see a doc, so I went and had a complete STD workup done within a week of contact. HIV is contained in body fluids such as blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. So after three weeks or so, the pain in my penis went away and I thought nothing else of it. In other words, as early as 1 week from infection.
I went back to the Doc to have more blood work done. The results of “combo” test can be available within 24 hours from the time a blood sample is taken. It came back negative for both HSV-1 and HSV-2. I personally think that this should be the standard of care. The redness and irritation appeared 5 months ago and has never really gone away, just goes through periods of being a little better or a little worse. During actual infection, within 2-3 weeks, the viral load of HIV virus can reach over 10 million copies/ml of blood. I have a very active sex life with my current partner and she has had no symptoms at all.
If you had a high risk exposure to HIV within the past 72 hours, you can take medicines to reduce your risk of actually contracting HIV. All the Docs are telling me the same thing that they are ruling herpes out, because they have never seen HSV present itself like this, and that the symptoms wouldn’t be continuous for 5 months. Our health care professionals will determine which test is the most appropriate for you depending on when you were exposed. My question is how accurate is the BioPlex MIA IGG test? Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. Thank you for your time.