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should I be concerned

I had unprotected sex for a month with a guy and stopped in september. I tested with antibody test last week and it was negative. what should i do?
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http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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heterosexual sex
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You do not have HIV, you have a conclusive negative test result.
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no 6 month test?
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http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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What the heck? Professionals that I have talked to said 6 months to a year. Guess their wrong
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Yes they are wrong.
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Why they got to be scaring people like that
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You need to ask them. It hasn't been 6 months since 2004.
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Do you think they're using an old test? I go to Kaiser Permanente
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Any generation test is conclusive at 3 months.
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what do you think they mean by weakened immune system
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If one has a weakened immune system that would have an effect on their window period the person would know it. That would have been hospitalized multiple times for their illness.
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What do you mean?
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Conditions that may cause a person to test longer than 3 months are people on chemo, antirejection drugs for organ transplants, antivirals and chronic IV drug abusers.
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Oh ok. So people who only go to the doctor for specific things and not very often are typically ok?
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Correct.
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Whew so Im ok?
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