All positive tests have to be confrimed no matter where you live.
What does this mean? My concern is that she might have been infected the weeks before my encounter with her. I know the chances are small for this, but you never know. The doctor didn't ask if I wanted to start the treatment, so I expected the results to be trustworthy. I don't doubt the test itself, it's the time aspect I think about.
Sorry, don't understand. I know little about test methods etc.
Googled it. Post-exposure prophylaxis is what they called it there. If she tested positive I would have started it.
To obtain a conclusive negative test. You need to test 3 months after your last unprotected sex.
Ok, that's what I have been reading around the internet. However, how accurate is a blood test normally when thinking about time from exposure? I feel a little bit worried about the time. When I was testing I thought they could see an infection right away, since they didn't mention the thing about time.
It's not, that is called a baseline test.
But why do you think they only did the baseline test, and didn't offer me to start the treatment anyway?
Let's say she was infected three weeks before we met, what are the chances it would show positive on the test?
Thanks for you answers by the way.
You need to forget about her status and worry about your own--just test at the correct time.
Ok, I will test after 3 months. The reason why I worry about her is that I know for sure I was not infected before meeting her. I have lived very safe for a long, long time. I just wonder about how the doctor might have been thinking. If I knew more when testing I might have asked to start the treatment, even if it was for no reason and I would have some side effects. Maybe I send en email to the doctor I used to ask.
WHY wait 3 months when you can have a DUO test at 4 weeks and it will be 99.89% reliable.
Because a DUO test doesn't check for HIV 2 by antigen and isn't appoved to give a conclusive test earlier than 3 months.
Ok, I go to the doctor here and ask what they think.
I'm just curious about why the doctor felt I could trust the results. Maybe it will ease my mind a little if I email them to ask.
It's a designed early detection test,theres no point taking it after 4 weeks.
The baseline test I took? Is a blood sample more accurate than other forms of testing?
Baseline test just makes sure were weren't infected previously.
Ok, so reason to be a little concerned. But it is most likely not a problem. So the routine at this clinic is to trust this test. I should have asked them more about it when I was there.
Previously means everything from 2 weeks to half a year/more?