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  • Apprehensive
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    Index value

    Dear Dr.
    I have had 4 4th generation tests in total for HIV post exposure.
    1st test as baseline immediately after exposure( index value - 0.2)
    2nd test immediately after completing PEP( index value- 0.16)
    3rd test 28 days post PEP( index value - 0.11)
    4th test 65 days post PEP and 96 days post exposure ( index value - 0.18)

    My question is that are these index value significant I mean than in the 4th test the value increased from 0.11 to 0.18. Do these values fluctuate everytime and can increase or decrease?

  • Apprehensive
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    Please Dr. Tan reply..

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  • Apprehensive
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    Do I need to retest 6 months post exposure because I have undergone pep or my 3.5 months post exposure testing with 4th generation test is enough.

    Dr.Tan please reply.
    Last edited by Apprehensive; 07-26-2019, 02:21 PM.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please Dr. Tan

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  • Apprehensive
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    This is what bothering me. This 6 month window period.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Sir but what about my testing. Do I need to retest at 6 months mark?

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  • Dr Tan Kok Kuan
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    Go see a psychiatrist
    Your problem is obviously more psychological than virological.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Please reply.

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  • Apprehensive
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    I am still anxious even our when our local counselors have told me that my tests are conclusive. But as you said that testing 6 months post exposure is also recommended as I have undergone PEP so that's why I am tensed.

    What do you think? Am I still not completely cleared from this?

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  • Dr Tan Kok Kuan
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    Yes. I am glad you are beginning to realize that stress is very likely the cause of your problems. NOT HIV.
    Stress can certainly lead to canker sores.
    However, other diseases such as dehydration, ulcerative colitis, certain forms of anemia also can present as canker sores.
    So you should still see your doctor about it.
    But the main thing for you is, the canker sores cannot be due to HIV.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Thank you Drs.
    One last thing that I have been geeting canker sores lately. 2 sores I got 1.5 months post exposure. 1 I got 2 months post exposure and currently now 4 months post exposure. Can these be due to the extravagant amount of stress I had been going through lately?

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  • Dr. Grace Huang
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    The 4th gen test which you have done several times is conclusive. But I can see you clearly have anxiety. If you feel you need to test one last time formally at 6 months to close the issue, go ahead. I do not expect your result to change. If you anxiety persists, I suggest considering counselling to help you move on.

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  • Apprehensive
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    Thank you for your reply sir.

    I am 100% clear conclusive and did not contract HIV? Testing at 6 months will be unnecessary? Am I right sir.

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