I had a problem with erection during sex and found vaginal fluid on my thighs. I got negative HIV test reports but have all the symptoms. Why?

Q. What could cause negative HIV reports despite being exposed with symptoms?

Answered by
Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 18, 2023

Hello doctor,

This is my first exposure as I used a condom my organ did not erect so I removed the condom. Then I used saliva for the handjob and used another dotted condom, but my organ did not erect though I participated in sex with a condom for two to six minutes. Later I wore my dress, after 45 minutes I removed the condom, and the whole front area of my penis was covered. I am not sure if vaginal fluid came in contact with my penis but I could find the fluid on my thighs. I visited a doctor, and he tested with tri dot and it was negative. I had an itchy throat and typhoid fever. So I visited another doctor and he suggested I get a PCR DNA test which gave me negative reports. Then I went to a private lab tri dot rapid test was negative but I have small mouth ulcers. What is the window period? Is it enough for the conclusion or should I go for any other tests? Kindly suggest.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com

I have read your query and understand your concern. The window period is the time taken for antibodies to develop and then be detected by a particular test. The majority of the people who get infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) develop HIV antibodies in two to eight weeks. By the third month, 99.9% of people who are infected show positive HIV antibody response. The tests which you underwent are highly sensitive and specific and give accurate results, but there are recommendations and I also suggest my patients repeat the test at six months. The symptom you are having is non-specific. In fact, there are no specific symptoms or signs which can lead to HIV diagnosis. I hope this helps you.

Thank you.

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