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i was negative at six weeks(insti HIV test), what are the chances that will change to a positive in the next six weeks, I had a few HIGH RISK exposures, no sings or symptoms yet..but this google crap is killing me and I cant seem to stop
Please take note that When people develop antibodies to HIV, they "seroconvert" from antibody-negative to antibody-positive from 6 weeks - 12 weeks.Depending upon the circumstances of infection, it is estimated that the development of antibodies to HIV-1 can take between two weeks to 12 weeks. During this interval, sometimes referred to as the window period a person may test HIV-1 antibody negative and yet be infected with the virus. This is because his/her immune system has not produced enough antibodies for the test to detect.
You insti test is a really good rapid test. i read that it is actually one of the most sensitive ones.
I also read your other post with all the percentages you got from your counsellors about the 6 weeks test.
The thing is, whether or not the 6 week result is 90%, 97%, or 92% accurate, they all tell you 2 things:
- It is highly likely that your negative test result is accurate and reflective of your true status.
- It is not 100% yet, therefore, you would still need to go for your conclusive test at 3 months to know for sure. But it is likely that your 3 months test will remain negative like your 6 weeks test.
thanks for everything,
I will just try to think (i dont want to say positive) good thoughts and just pray to god that I dont "seroconvert" in the next six weeks to come, but not going to Lie, I will probably go for another Insti test in the next few weeks. I think after that I may feel good enough to eat and sleep again.. cause right now I am so stressed out that I have lost my appetite and i am starting to loose weight which is A SYMPTOM!
In all my years of living I have never been this scared and I am a recreational skydiver and rock climber!!! need I say more?
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