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around 10 days ago I drunkenly did insertive anal with a man. I know it is a high risk activity and i DO plan on getting tested asap.
My question here is how long do symptoms take to come into effect and how long until the testing could be effective? and what should i do till then? sweat and wait!?!
I am so stressed about it and im also concerned that the stress is bringing on the symptoms! i already have a kinda sore mouth and tiredness (however I am travelling so that could be that) and am worried.
So if someone could give me some support on the above would be so helpful - i am NOT scared for my life if i have HIV i am scared that I wont be able to find a partner and have kids cause of this one drunken mistake if im positive
I am assuming it was unprotected.Look,if one were to get symptoms they would appear 2 to 4 weeks post--exposure with very high fevers & body rash being the most common.I would have an antibody test at 6 weeks for a very good indication of your status--you will then require another test at 3 months for a final result.All the best.
It was a risk as you know & we were having a lengthy discussion about tests for early detection like the HIV DUO which is supposed to give a result at 4 weeks which is 99.89% reliable but apparently from our top expert here--Teak this may not be the case.You are better off having an antibody test at 6 weeks which is much cheaper & will provide you with an excellent indication of your status thus far,you would then have to repeat the test at 3 months again.All the best.
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