I had unprotected sex with a sex worker on the second of November, then I became worried about HIV because I'm not sure about her status, so I did 4 INSTI Rapid tests after 3 months from the exposure, the first one on exactly 3 months, second one was on 13 weeks, third one was on 16 weeks and the last one was on exactly 17 weeks, all of them were negative.
The thing now is that I'm still worried, and I'm thinking of doing another test in 6 months.
My questions are:
- is there a chance that my test result may turn positive at 6 months? and have you ever seen some one with a negative result at 3 and 4 months turn positive at 6 months?
I'm not sure whether or how I can help. Your negative HIV test results are 100% conclusive. You have been over-tested already and I would advise you to not spend any more money on testing at 6 months or any other time. My guess is that the doctors or clinics where you were tested have already reassured you on this, and now you have heard it here as well. And no, I have never seen anyone with negative blood test results at 6 weeks or more who later turned out to have HIV.
Any continued worry about HIV is without rational basis; if the worry continues, professional counseling might be in order.
Yes the doctors in the clinic told me that they are conclusive and I don't need anymore tests ( Freedomhealth clinic in london with doctor Jose you must know him) but I don't know why I'm facing difficulties on believing my results, I really just want to forget it!
So you don't recommend me to go for a specific HIV test that confirms my result?
"So you don't recommend me to go for a specific HIV test that confirms my result?"
No. If your worry/obsession continues, I would recommend psychological counseling. I suggest it out of compassion, not criticism. To remain so concerned in the face of such overwhelming scientific evidence and the repeated expert reassurance you have had suggests an underlying emotional/psychological problem.
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