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Testing beyond 3 months

I am going for a 10.5 week HIV test Monday. I have had thrush, ARS like symptoms for like 6 weeks now. The thrush still has not been cured and I continue to have pain in my groin (swollen gland) , nausea, headaches, weight loss etc. If I test negative out to 12 weeks can I rule out HIV or is it possible to take 4-5 months to sero convert? I have been sick since the 4 week mark and it seems as though my immune system is not able to mount a defense. Could I be a fast progressor who takes longer to test positive?
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Your 12 week test will be conclusive.
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Bro! You dont have HIV.
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Teak, is the 12 week conclusive even if you continue to have persistent thrush, abdominal issues and weight loss? I have lost considerable weight around my eyes and cheek bones and my waist. I have been sick now from basically the 4th week after exposure until now , which is closing in on 10 weeks
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I can tell you that 3 months is TOTALLY CONCLUSIVE. Thats the guideline!!

The true  'EXPERTS' in the paid for forum i.e Doctor Hook,Handsfield,Jose,Sean will tell you that an 8 week antibody test is conclusive. You know, the guys that have written books and hundreds of papers on the subject.

England man, try and relax.
186166 tn?1385259382
you have been told REPEATEDLY that 12 weeks is CONCLUSIVE.

test results trump any and all symptoms.
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Tomorrow or Tuesday I am going to have another HIV test done and I know for sure it will be positive. I don't have the guts to get the test because I already know that it will be bad news and then my life as I know it will end. I made a dumb, dumb mistake that will cost me friends, family, all the people around me that I have built relationships with. The thrush has been with me for over a month now and gland in my groin is swollen to the point where it hurts to walk now. I also have a burning , irritation like rash on my butt that keeps re-occurring. I don't know where I will be able to go, or what I will do after the result, this is going to hurt a lot of good people. I don't see any good way out of this, I ruined a good life that I had
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Does your trush diagnosised by any doctor? Or it's only you feel like trush?
Do you have any other reason for trush rather than HIV?
186166 tn?1385259382
oh stop with the DrAmA
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Yes, it is definitely diagnosed thrush by my doctor that did not respond to the treatment that was prescribed at all. I was given an oral rinse that was supposed to treat it but after 10 days it had no affect at all. If you had HIV infection would it only affect the gland in one side of your groin? The right side of my groin is swollen and hurts now even when walking or moving in certain directions. I am not trying to be dramatic but I have realized the extent of my mistake and that it is too late to do anything about it
186166 tn?1385259382
did you go get that 10.5 week test that you stated you were getting?
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I thought I was irrational when I was going through this!

Lizzie would you not agree with me, that based on his tests, risk etc. The chances of him now being + are so tiny they are non existant. Any Doctor worth their salt would recommend no further testing!

England66 mate, what really helped me through was CBT- cognitive behavioral therapy. Helped me see the light, I'd recommend it to everyone on here!

Please try and relax and be abit more positive (no punt intended)
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Really? The guidelines for a conclusive negative test result is 3 months post exposure.
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I never had the 10.5 week test. The last test I had was 8.5 weeks. I was trying to wait to get as close to the 12 week mark as possible. I am at 11.5 weeks now but don't seem to be able to have the courage to go test because the thrush and other symptoms have me afraid of the result
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Hi england66,

Result at 8.5 weeks is highly unlikely to change.

A couple of days more before you reach the 12 weeks.
When it's time for it, just 'man-up' and go for the test.

Wish you all the best.


May God bless


reallyregret
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I just came from having a finger prick test done. This was at 79 days, 11.29 weeks. It came back negative
1361323 tn?1323894922
Congrats man.
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nice to hear that,  congratulations.
186166 tn?1385259382
DUH ! ! !

...AND I BET YOU STILL THINK YOU HAVE HIV
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Teak, is there any reason what so ever that a 12 week test would not be considered conclusive? Can I firmly, completely trust the results even with the physical symptoms I still currently have? The persistent thrush , upper right abdominal pain and re occurring rash on my behind have me concerned but I want to be practical as well. I have heard of people that took 4 or 5 months to test positive and they were not cancer patients or drug users. Am I safe?
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I just got my 12 week rapid test result today and it was negative. Is this 100 percent final, or are there still people who test positive beyond the 3 month mark? I still have thrush, rash on butt (like diaper rash) swollen glands in groin, pain in upper right of abdomin.
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You know the answer but if you need to hear it...3 months is conclusive. You do not have HIV.
Tests outweigh any symptoms and you don't get symptoms at 12 weeks. You are not a person who needs to test any longer. People getting a positive test after 3 months were either things that happened years ago, are myths, people lie about an actual exposure or the true people with severly compromised immune systems due to cancer treatment and other serious issues.
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Vance can you be certain about what you stated above? I have never lied, only had the one risk 3 months ago. It was unprotected vaginal one time on Aug 7th. I still have oral thrush now for over a month, major swollen glands in my groin and upper right abdominal pain by my liver. There is something severely going on with my immune system and I want to believe the test but I am pretty sure I am a late sero convertor
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I am 100% sure. At this point I suggest seeing a therapist because you will not accept your result and nothing anyone here can make you believe your test. You have a conclusive negative test, you are not undergoing chemyo, you did not recently have an organ replaced, you are not an IV drug user. believe your test.

This forum can be of no more help to you. If you continue to post someone will report your posts as spam which would result in a ban.
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Hi england66,

Yes. It is conclusive. You cannot have hiv with a negative test at 3 months.

If you indeed have pain in the liver area, you should really go see a doctor about it to see what is wrong. Liver is no joking matter, but you can rest assured that it has nothing to do with hiv.

Take care.


May God bless


reallyregret
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