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
My question is whether you have seen such case or not ?
What I have seen and your status has no correlation. There are no tests marketed or sold to give a conclusive negative test earlier than 3 months post exposure.
There is no confusion. Advice given by doctors in the HIV prevention forum doesn't solely rely on HIV testing. They also look at the nature of exposure and risk level of individuals. If someone had oral sex with a female, then doctors would say that six weeks is conclusive. First of all oral sex is an extremely low, if any, risk activity. On top of that, a non IV drug user female is a low risk individual. When you combined these two facts with a six week negative test, the chance that a person would turn out to be positive is so low that its not something to be concerned about.
Your case however is different. You had unprotected anal sex with a confirmed HIV positive man. That's the highest risk scenario. In this scenario, many doctors will advise to test out till 3 months for conclusive result. However, you had a negative result at 8 and 10 weeks mark!! Vast majority of infected people show positive result by 6 weeks. Your 10 weeks result is extremely unlikely to change. Dr Hook states that in past 2-3 years, neither he, nor his colleagues have seen an individual who tested negative at 8 weeks and later on tested positive at 12 weeks. Given your test results so far, I am fairly certain that you will test negative at 12/13 weeks. Get tested at 12-13 weeks and forget this incident.
Teak: Thanks for your response. However, I did not get the point of your last response.
really_worried_guy: Thanks man for your very detailed and kind response.
Your test results thus far are excellent,just make it official and test at 3 months and you can move on.