I had a quick question about the HIV Testing Window Period. I apologize, I have posted a question here in the past, but for the life of me, I cannot find my login information. But I assure you, it was only one thread. :)
I will make full disclosure up front that I had an extremely low risk (if any) exposure and you have advised that I did not need to test unless I wanted to for peace of mind. I am comfortable with the fact that I'm not likely to be infected, and decided to test to close off this issue and forget about it. I have one last question before I am able to do so.
I tested negative with a 4th generation Duo test. I reside in Canada, so here they recommend testing at 12 weeks. Unfortunately, I made a calculation error, and tested 2.5 days too early (day 82 I guess, depending on how you count the days).
Additionally, I'm 39 years old, and for the last several years (3 or 4), I've drank too much alcohol. Not everyday or all the time, but certainly more than is healthy. I've since cut back tremendously, but it's only been a month or so since I did that. I had my liver enzymes tested 3 weeks ago, and they came back elevated, but not extremely high. I am not aware of any other health issues I have, but I haven't had a full physical in about 5 years (have one booked soon).
Anyway, considering the fact that I tested a few days earlier than guidelines here suggest, and my drinking over the last few years, can I consider the test I took to be conclusive? I'm not in a bad state of mind anymore, so would have no problem taking another test at a different time if needed (I'm sure it will end up negative), but at the same time, I don't want to waste resources if it's not necessary at this point, to determine my status conclusively.
Thanks in advance!