Hi, i'm a 21 year old female and there was an incident where i had unprotected sex with a male though nothing was excreted as i made him stop. It was a horrible experience and i went to my local GUM clinic and was tested for everything, including HIV, over 3 weeks after exposure. I didn't experience any signs of infection though i did have a stomach bug around the time of testing after going to a music festival. I just got the results back and the nurse said everything is negative but my bloodwork was apparently a little strange so they tested it numerous times and it was still negative for HIV. She said there is nothing to worry about and i am negative but i should still have a test at 3 months. I am a very anxious person anyway, so now i am worried. Do they just tell you to have a blood test at 3 months to cover their backs? or am i at risk still? She said my blood has been sent to lots of labs and all the tests were negative so if its been tested lots of times can i calm down a bit? Sorry if this question is whiney, I just don't feel able to talk to my mum or friends about this.
the official guidelines state that 3 months post exposure yields a conclusive result...but a test at 6 weeks will give you a very good "indication" of your status and is unlikely to change at that point.
thank you to both of you. i'm having a really tough time as it was beyond my control and i feel extremely violated but can't seem to talk to my parents about it without them wanting me to report to the police etc and i don't want that to happen. i just needed somebody to respond just as a calming influence if anything. i just hope i'm healthy, all i want is to be able to get married and have children and live a normal life.
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