Cmia

Chemicluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) tests for p24 antigens and antibodies to HIV. So, it is a fourth generation test. It is most accurate three months after a risky exposure. It detects HIV earlier than an ELISA test.

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CMIA test is negative.Shall i take Gilo Ghan Vati of Patanjali? Do I have AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old male. I have done a fourth generation CMIA test which came negative after 10 years of post-exposure. I have also done RT- PCR for HIV1 and HIV2 but both came undetected and my CD4 count is 428. I was sick for the last one year with abdominal pain, oral thrush, body pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fourth generation CMIA (chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay) kit test is 99.9 % correct. But symptoms are present. CD4 count is also not that high, but till results are negative. No one can say HIV positive. Go to any government hospital and give the blood...  Read Full »

Are rash and lymph node swelling after oral sex signs of ARS?

Query: Hi doctor,I gave oral sex to a man, whose HIV status was unknown, six weeks ago. I have now rash under both armpits and a swollen lymph node in my neck. I am attaching pictures of the rash and the lymph node. Could this be ARS?  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Oral sex has the least possibility of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). I do not think you have ARS. Do you have dandruff or an earache or a toothache? Do you have a history of a cold or a...  Read Full »

How can HIV and STD be ruled out after protected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a sex worker. I used a condom but I am still worried that I may get HIV or any STD. I did not see condom after intercourse whether it tore or not but I think the head of the penis was covered well. Am I safe? What are my chances of getting HIV?  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have had protected sex, no chance of HIV, STD, or HSV may be there. If any symptoms appear then think about the test. At present, no need for ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) in 7 to 10 days. or RNA PCR on the 15th day or fourth generation CMIA kit te...  Read Full »

I am anxious after protected sex with unknown partner. What tests are to be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with an unknown partner 10 days before. I would like to know if I would have contracted HIV and want to take the tests. I did not do any oral sex but kissed her a couple of times on her lips and it was not so deep and she did blow job to me a couple of times. Kindly s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had oral kiss, a risk of HSV (herpes simplex virus) maybe there. Chances of HIV is least to nil as you had protected sex. If no other symptoms except persisting migraine and gastritis, you can wait. I do not think you have any risk of HIV. Still, if you want,...  Read Full »

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