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Does a CMIA test 100 days post-unprotected sex confirm HIV?

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Published At June 12, 2018
Reviewed AtApril 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had unprotected sex with a sex worker five months back. After that every month I have taken CMIA fourth generation test. After almost 100 days, I took WB test. Then today I took again CMIA test. It is all negative but every month the index values are getting increased from 0.10 to now 0.24. since today it is 110 days over after post exposure. Now I did not do any sexual activity to date. So please confirm me whether I need to wait for six months or it is conclusive of HIV negative? Nowadays I am getting headaches and dry lips. I have also had sinusitis issue.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The HIV tests are repeatedly negative and after three months exposure. It is conclusive. You are free from HIV. There is no need for further HIV tests. The symptoms are non-specific and are not related to HIV.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thanks a lot. But my concern is WB interpretation. It shows negative though it says viral specific bands present. It confuses me a lot. So could you please go through the interpretation read and guide me, please. Also, I took the CMIA test in the same lab. But every month the index value is rising. That is why I am worried a lot. Please clarify doctor.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Western blot also is negative. It is not positive. Do not worry about the index value once it is negative. Some minor variation in laboratory readings can occur. Forget about it. You are free from HIV provided there is no further risk exposure.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra
Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra


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