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Offline worried_guy

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3Month Result
« on: April 20, 2007, 10:28:57 AM »
Hello All,

Thanks for the support and for maintaining this site

I had an exposure of unprotected sex with a lady on Jan 20.
i assume that she is positive (70% sure)

i had used a condom and it tore, and i never noticed it. i discharged inside her.

i had done testing at 9th, 11th and after 3 months (1 day less).
all result came back negative.

the test done was ELFA antibody for HIV 1 & 2 with P24 Antigens.

i am from India.

My question is:
1. how reliable is this test.
2. i have been reading about window period being 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and even 1 year.
so exactly what shall i do now.
3. Shall i stop further testing and be home free.
4. assessing my risk, what would you guys suggest.
Am i really negative, do i need to test again, and if so when.

thanks a lot for the comments

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 10:51:06 AM »
worried,

You are hiv negative and you do not need further testing. Three months is conclusive.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you do not need further testing over this incident, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Make sure you read the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can avoid having one break on you  in future. A correctly  used condom rarely breaks.

Ann
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Offline worried_guy

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 02:02:05 PM »
ann, thanks for the reply.

so you think i dont need to test ever again over this incident.
are the tests taken by me are good enough and up to date.
please confirm.

well, this was my first exposure, and i will make sure that i will never make such a mistake again.

i will do the STD Panel tests next month for sure, so that i can relax a bit.

So do you say, i can completely relax now, assessing my risk, that she is positive.

thanks for the comments

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 02:54:46 PM »
worried,

Yes, you can relax. Re-read my first reply to you - my answers are not going to change. You do not need further testing over this incident.

Ann
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline worried_guy

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2007, 10:45:20 PM »
thanks ann,

so even though she is positive, you say that i dont need to test further after 3 months result.

great, so i can relax

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007, 10:52:49 PM »
She was positive 70% and now she's positive 100%. Read Ann's post. It's not about your feelings about someone being positive or not, it's how you got yourself protected so that whatever her status you are without risk and yet you had a good time.

Someone is not 70% positive. They are 100% or 0%. And feelings are not scientific results. Whether or not you're in doubt, protect yourself.

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Offline worried_guy

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2007, 03:38:57 AM »
thanks milker,

my point was, due to some reasons i think that she is positive.
and i protected myself, but due to my ignorance in using condoms, it broke.

considering that i made the mistake and assessing my risk,
is my 3 month ELISA test definite.

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 06:14:04 AM »
worried,

Think about what you're saying. If a three month hiv test is conclusive when the partner's hiv status is unknown, then why wouldn't it be conclusive when the status is known? Three months is conclusive, period, end of story.

Make sure you read the condom and lube links in my signature line. A correctly use condom rarely breaks.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline worried_guy

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 02:53:56 PM »
ann,
i think i understood what you meant.
3 months is conclusive and i wont test again.
i was lucky this time, and wont repeat the mistake.
i had gone through the link you gave me.
thanks for that.

ELFA Mini Vedas 4th Generation + P24 Antigen was the test i took.
do you think this is the appropriate one at 3 monhts.
or do i have/had to take any other test like DNA/RNA PCR or so...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 05:05:53 PM »
Your test was reliable. You do not need to take any other tests. You are HIV negative.

Offline Blockburner2828

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007, 02:13:19 AM »
Grats man You are HIV negative!

Offline worried_guy

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007, 10:54:30 PM »
guys,

do i need to have any other test like DNA/RNA PCR test or NAT as a conclusive result.
or will my last 3 month (1 day less) ELFA Test is considered definite result.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2007, 10:58:38 PM »
Your test one day short of three months is conclusive. You do not need to take any other tests.

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Re: 3Month Result
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 04:03:21 AM »
worried,

Re-read your thread. You've already been told that your test was conclusive and you do not need further testing over this incident. You ARE hiv negative and it's time to move on with your life.

Make sure you always use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions and you will continue to avoid hiv infection.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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