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Both were Non-reactive. This was done at about 90-91 days post exposure. I tried to ask the corporation that performed the test (Quest Diagnostics - Seattle) what generation the test was and everyone I talked to didn't know. Can I consider my 90-91 day post-exposure test as 100% evidence that o DON'T have HIV? Just been shooken up the past few months.
Thanks Teak! Was just concerned cuz my doctor said my exposure was "low risk" the only non-protected act was me receiving oral from a female. I am male. But he said that he recommends 6 months testing. Is the really even necessry? It's hard when you hear "6-8 weeks" "12 weeks" "3 months" then "6 months".
Would any drugs such a smoking "K2" or "spice" have an effect on the blood test? Maybe by causing a false-Negative? I smoke some two days before my blood test. Worried that the results may not be conclusive. And is 90 days long enough?
Thanks Lizzie! I know you guys probably get frustrated dealing with people like myself everyday. I just came across a post on here in the community forums that frightened me. It was someone who said they had negative tests at 6,8 weeks (negative) then a positive test at 12 weeks. But I think you guys came to the conclusion that the person was messing around to scare people on here since they never commented back. Seeing this just really frightened me and my test was done at 90-91 days, just shy of the 13 week mark. Makes me worried that it wasn't accurate. It was an EIA AB test, I take it thats a regular "standard antibody" test? I just want to move on with my life.
The symptoms I had 2 days-14 days after the exposure really frightened me. Being that I had everything but sore throat and a rash. Just having a hard time accepting my (6 week 2 day non reactive) and (90-91 day non-reactive) results.
"said my exposure was "low risk" the only non-protected act was me receiving oral from a female."
Um.... you can test until the cows come home and it will be negative! You had no risk!
I'll add my two cents regarding the timeline... When I went through a "worried well" episode several years ago I was really confused as to how long conclusive means conclusive. Now there are some state departments of public health (err.. Massachusetts) that go as far to say that a negative test at 6-8 weeks can be considered conclusive on low risk events. However, non of the test manufacturers have included this in their essays so either do to liability or perhaps a confidence rate less than optimal prior to the 12 week mark, one should wait until the full 12 weeks to consider their results definitive.
Anxiety is makeing people focus on 12 weeks, 13 weeks. Think of it as 3 months. Normally 4 weeks a month so that is 12 weeks. Some months have an extra week so that makes it 13 weeks. But there is no difference between the 2.
Yes I know Teak. Doctors on expert forum work always with odds and they state that for persons at low risk, 6-8 weeks negative result is sufficient. I don ´t agree with this and in my opinion, it is total non-sense. Window period has nothing to do with degree of risk.
So I'm like freaking out. Going into my last test (Eia ~90 days post exposure) my Stensens ducts on each side of my inner cheeks seemed to be unnormal. I can feel the saliva coming out but they look like cuts. I dabbed my right one today and a little spec of blood was on the napkin. Is this a symptom of ars? I may be self examining myself but I've tested and don't know what else this could be due to. Doubting my 2 test results (6 weeks and ~90 day EIA, both negative)
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To anyone who knows the answer. Let me get this straight. Even hough my EIA test was done around 89-91 day post exposure and it was non-reactive. This means that there is no chance for a false negative?
was i? im sorry i just wanted to be reassure Teak. I wasnt quite sure what condom type was used because she unwrapped it and i was told if it were lambskin i could be in trouble. But does that even matter with my tests at 89-90 days post exposure?
Ok so this will be my final post since i feel I have totally over-tested/overreacted. But just for final peace of mind. If I slept with this girl on October 2nd 2010 and she tookan OraQuick Swab Test on February 18th 2011 and the result was negative, that would mean I had no chance at being exposed right?
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