[Question #4067] Elisa 4th Generation reliable at 60 days?
32 months ago
Hi Dr's. I've been exposed to a condom break with a csw of u know status. I don't know how much time passed until I realize the breakage.... Maybe two, three minutes. So far I did the following tests;
41 days - Elisa 4th generation duo test negative
60 days - Elisa 4th generation suo test negative
77 days - vdrl syphillis negative.
I know that the 4th generation looks also for the antigen, the p24 protein, but this is is just for the hiv1. My biggest concern now
is with hiv2. I speak from Brazil, South America. Although we don't have the historic of a considerable number of of hiv2 cases, the lasting years we have received a lot of immigrants from Africa, probably ocidental Africa, where hiv2 is endemic. Can I rely on my tests and results? Even considering the slight probability of the csw being infected with hiv2? As for syphillis, a 11 weeks negative vdrl, also with no presence of of chancres, can I move on? Thank you so much!
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
Exactly as you were told in s you were informed in a previous thread: "The forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic. Repeating part of that message, new questions from you of this type will be receive curt replies or none at all, without refund of the posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, experience shows that continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties rather than reducing them. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand."
You'll have to go somewhere else for any further answers. In the meantime, I suggest you carefully re-read all the replies in you 10 previous questions.