I took a Home Access HIV blood test on June 9. I just got my results, and I'm happy to report that I'm HIV - :) thank you all so much.
Lots of lovexx
You're chance of getting HIV is near to zero,, get tested at 15 day mark by HIV PCR RNA test, or by p24 antigen + antibody duo combo test at 28 day mark, either of the two results will be conclusive.
Thanks all you guys. I have been pleading with my ex to go get tested because that would give me a conclusive result as to what the risk level is. He might give in or might not. Obviously if I would have been infected by anyone it would be him. I had a negative HIV test before we started a relationship, and have only slept with him after that test. Stay tuned.
As you were advised already, you have all the reasons to relax and calm down. Your 8+ weeks test is highly reassuring and will not turn otherwise, in the weeks to come.
Only to rule out and to lay all your worries to rest permanently, you may repeat HIV Duo (Ag+Ab) 4th generation test which is conclusive anytime after 28 days of the exposure.
We are confident and sure that you are fine, suggesting the test only for your own peace of mind.
Lesson learned, NEVER EVER unprotected with anyone, outside your mutually committed monogamous long term relationship
Thank you so much for taking the time to write back to me. I have just been fearful since an episode like this has never happened. I am planning on using a home access HIV test which tests for antibodies to give me a better picture.
You can relax. Your negative home HIV test a month after your last sexual exposure is very reassuring. You are correct that timing of symptoms is consistent with ARS (although I stress "consistent": symptoms usually start before 10 days). Anyway, it is extremely to have a negative HIV antibody test when symptoms have been present for 2 weeks. Not impossible, but very unlikely.
I'll also add that if your partner was strictly heterosexual and not an injection drug user, the chance he had HIV was under 1 chance in a thousand -- even with several previous female partners. (I would say the same if he'd had 100 or more partners.) HIV remains rare in circumstances like yours, despite what you might assume from the media and some online sources.
The bottom line, however, is that lab test overrules both symptoms and exposure history.
Since more than a month has passed, you can have 100% definitive testing whenever you want it. Find a doctor or clinic that does the 4th generation or "combo" test, i.e. test for both HIV antibody and p24 antigen. That test is conclusive any time 4+ weeks after the last possible exposure. I'm confident it will be negative.
I hope this has helped calm your nerves. Best wishes.