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hiv 3 generation antibody test accuracy
hello
i posted ago ago about a possibly exposure through oral sex, even though they told me here i had no risk i've got anxiety issues ive discussed in the anxiety forums.
my counselor, who i will see two times a week for a month due to my high levels of angst around this situation, has told me we should see how my anxiety levels change after i see a negative result. she thinks testing at 3 months is too high a risk for my mental and physical health due to my anxiety levels that are interferring with my normal life and relations with others. so i wanted to a when was the EARLIEST one can take an hiv test with reliable results??

I called the lab and the lady told me the only info she has is they use a 3 generation regular antibody test (hiv-1/hiv-2)

Today it's exactly 6 weeks after my possible exposure (oral sex with ejaculation in the mouth).
Should I wait until 8 weeks? (thats what i read in the experts forum)
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http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/did-i-infect-my-gf-with-hiv-/show/2084066#post_9875189
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I know what you said, but this is a mental health issue were talking about. the problem is my anxiety is so high i cant seem to believe the experts or the doctors, thats why my therapist wants me to get tested so i can react to an actual negative result. im still finding hard to believe i didnt have an exposure. if you really believe what you said i dont think youd mind me testing, as you know the results beforehand. but i as an individual who needs help and reassurance, i want to know when its the earliest i can test in order to trust my (we hope) negative results.
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This is not a mental health forum.
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Im not asking a mental health question. im asking when can i get an antibody test so i can get a clear picture of my results before 3 months. thats an hiv question.
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Since you're only testing for peace of mind, not because you actually had a risk, it doesn't really matter.  The docs will tell you that 8 weeks is sufficient, we will tell you that 3 months is when a person can obtain definitive results.

You will have to decide what you want to do.  Hopefully you can continue working with the therapist and finally put this behind you.
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You don't have an HIV concern, so there is no need to discuss testing for HIV.
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