Your conclusive test result is 3 months post exposure. You never had anyone from the CDC say not to test at 3 months.
Also, my eustachian tube has been blocked for days, thats what I meant by ear fullness, Im also a male, dont let my profile decieve you, it says female. Sorry for any confusion, thanks again everyone!!! God bless!
I realize that, thanks, but is my 6 weeks test a good indication of my status? He is a CDC representative for my city and "advised" me not to go back at 3 months but im going back at 3 months for a conclusive result.
CDC does not give HIV tests. If you went to a clinic that is not a representative of the CDC. I teach using CDC training manuals and 6 weeks conclusive test is not an approved guideline and is not in the CDC manuals.
But, then why do a majority of doctors, and specialized individuals in HIV, recommend a six week test as a good indicator, I know that it isnt conclusive but what Im asking is, that is this test reliable for when I go in for a 3 month test?! I was only a low risk, also, do I have to go in after 3 months or is that final?!
good indication...NOT conclusive
Thanks Lizzie!!!! Is there a likelihood that the result changes?!
A 6 weeks negative is highly unlikley to change but must be followed up by a 3 months test to be considered conclusive. With a 6 week negative though I think you should feel very reassured about your status.
Your symptoms are not HIV specific at all and sound more like stress. In addition to which if your symptoms were due to HIV i would have expected you to have tested positive or at least indeterminate at your 6 week test.
Try and keep yourself busy until the 12 week test and know that the likelihood of you have HIV now is pretty much negligible.
Thanks so much, you comforted me, but does it matter if it was a 36 day test, 5 days short of the 6 weeks mark, or is it still accurate?! Thanks zamzam, i feel like people on ***************** are giving me the wrong advice about getting tested at 6 month or even a year. Im going at 84 days which would be exactly 12 weeks for me, i know i shouldn't be scared it was only one encounter but thanks again for maming me feel better, i hope a 36 week test isnt too much different than a 6 week test! And also a sore throat now would be not HIV related right?! I may have caught a cold or sinus infection, thanks guys!! God bless!
That's supposedto be the Yahoo answer site, sorry it got bleeped out.
Any website or any doctor that recommends you test out to 6 months in 2011 is not up to date with the latest hiv information or testing.They are still living in the past.
I know im asking too many questions, but im also starting to get a pretty bad cough. Am I past ARS symptoms?!
you have been assessed as putting yourself at risk for contracting not only hiv, but other stds as well. you have also been advised to test at 3 months post exposure for a reliable and conclusive result.
if someone experiences ars symptoms, they come at 2-4 weeks post exposure and lasts for 1-2 weeks.
symptoms dont diagnose hiv...only a test at the appropriate time will tell one's status.
this pretty much covers it !
i also face the same situation,had unproteted vaginal sex with this lady whose status am not sure of last year, i also did a rapid test at 6 weeks which came out negative, and at 10 weeks dida blood test also was negative,,just stilll scared cause whenever that thought comes, i feel sick and my stomach crammble,,next month makes it a year, but am scared to do a test again please advise me, GOD BLESS YOU ALL