if you had an antibody test three months post last exposure you are concluvisly hiv negative. a negative test ALWAYS trumps any symptoms. Anxiety alone can cause all the symptoms your having.
& the girl from August 11' that I am concerned about I have riddled with questions thousands of time about having HIV & she claims to be negative and recently tested negative days after we had engagged in sexual activity but she only claimed that after I told her I had tested negative at 2 months.
Does it seem that these symptoms can be from HIV?
no. Symptoms are non specific. There are litterally thousands of viruses other than hiv that can cause the same symptoms. Thats why a negative test result outside of the three month window period ALWAYS over rules symptoms.
So whats the reliability of a 8.5 week antibody test after unprotected oral and fingering exposure?
Almost all sites, even the CDC, claim most develop antibodies from 2-8 weeks. I test 5 days after 8 weeks and was negative... Any change in suggestions?
your test is HIGHLY unlikely to change at this point. you never needed a test to begin with, but if you need to have the final three month test to finally get over this, then do so, but you can expect a negative
As Lizzie correctly advised you, you never had an exposure and didn't need testing.
So the docters advice of no need for further testing after 61 days of the possible exposure was correct with the symptoms present like i described?
Because you never had an exposure not that your test was conclusive.
In reference to the symptoms, is it normal for ARS type symptoms such as diarrhea to start at about 6 or 7 weeks? or would that be longer then the normal symptom window?
There is nothing more to discuss, you never had an exposure and you aren't having ARS symptoms.
Did the situation in december 10' I described seem to be what could be an untreated STD? that could possibly be causing these symptoms? I been its hard to have your mind think about painful urination and testicular pain or stress and anxiety that powerful?
Did the situation in december 10' I described seem to be what could be an untreated STD? that could possibly be causing these symptoms? I its hard to believe your mind can make up painful urination and testicular pain or is stress and anxiety that powerful?
You need to post your STD questions in the STD Forum.
So I just wasted the last 18 months of my life worrying over nothing because of something unrelated to HIV?
Yes if that is what you have done.
Your symptoms were anxiety. I've been through it too.
The change in WBC count isnt a concern?
The blood work was done a week after the hiv test so at 9.5 weeks, at that point would an increase in WBC count be normal or would the count be down from initial infection?
are you having trouble understanding that you had NO risk?????????
all of your questions are irrelevant.
If you are saying that I wasnt at risk that great news but how is it that almost everyone considers Insertive fllatio and fingering (again i bite my finger nails and cuticles) a risk and youre saying that it isnt one? Just looking for answers is all
Like we tell everyone...you will always differing advice when it comes to orals sex, testing windows, etc. We give the advice we do based on scientific studies and research. Most of the regulars who answer questions here have extensive experience in dealing with HIV.
You certainly do not have to accept our advice, that's your choice. We've given your our assessment, you're free to use the info as you please.