Talking about home testing for HIV

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Should I test again?

I am 25 years old Male. I got physical with a lady mother of two children, her age was 30 years. We had sex but condom was broken in between, I removed the condom and penetrated her again, ejaculated within 2 minutes inside her vagina. There was an unprotected sex for 2 minutes, at that time she was dry not wetty. I did my hiv test after 6 weeks in government lab it was negative. But in 8th week I got some symptoms as headache, fever, sore throat. I tried some general medicines, got tested for cold or other type of fever all of the report was correct. Fever wasn’t there after one day but sore throat doesn’t go till now while using heavy antibiotic medicines.
I got scared so I tested again at 56 day of my exposure that is when 8 week is completed. It was also negative. I have to ask you one question. May be 8th week is my seroconversion period and there is no enough antibodies to be detected by lab instrument! Is there any possibility to HIV positive in this scenario if I will go to test again at 12 weeks?.
Thanks Danish, India

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 29th December 2017

Hi Danish Thanks for getting in touch with us. A negative result at any time is encouraging but even at 56 days post exposure can't be absolutely conclusive. At 56 days a negative result will be accurate around 95% of the time. We would recommend that you test again at or after 3 months after possible infection. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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