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Offline Guillermo

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need information about elisa test times
« on: August 22, 2007, 06:02:11 PM »
Hello,
Sorry for my very bad english.
I am a 30 years men, I have sex  first days of April with women sex worker with condom first time with sex worker, but the condom slippered after end the sex act in the vagina.
I have  1, 2, 3, 4 weeks HIV Antigen P24 Test all Negative  and 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19 weeks HIV Elisa 4th Generation all  Negative result.
Herpes 2 test Negative, Ghonorrea and Chlamidia Test Negative.
This result can be considerate conclusive? In the laboratory say me the conclusive result is at 6 month or later? This is true?
This is a risk situation to take Aids? Or no?
I am very worried and anxiety for this situation.
Thank for yours answers.
Bye
Guillermo

Offline RapidRod

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 06:03:46 PM »
You're negative.

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 06:05:37 PM »
Thanks Rapirod for your response,
But this situation have a risk to hiv infection?

Thanks
GF

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 06:20:39 PM »
Is neccesary a retest at 6 month or with the 19 week test is a conclusive? Please help me.. I am confused with this information..
Thanks
G.

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 07:17:32 PM »
Guillermo, take a breath and listen, please. You're way, way overtesting beyond what is necessary.

In general if there has been a real risk the recommended testing time for a reliable answer is at 13 weeks past the incident. In your case where I suspect the condom slipped off as you were withdrawing there wasn't even a need for testing. But as long as you did test, as soon as you have a negative at 13 weeks then you know you are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Anyone who tells you differently than that doesn't know what they are talking about. I say that because 6 months used to be the measure but that is long outdated because HIV tests are more sensitive now. So you don't have to worry about HIV in relation to this incident.

As far as other STDs are concerned, we advise people who are sexually active to get a full panel of tests done regularly. At least once a year and every six months is even better.

I'm glad to read you are using condoms. They provide very effective protection as long as you use one everytime.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 07:48:39 PM »
Andy,
Thanks for your comments,
I am very calm with information, and is very useful for me.  :D
Thank you and for all aidsmeds team.

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2007, 09:13:55 PM »
You're welcome, Guillermo. I'm glad you found the help you needed here.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 05:06:33 PM »
Hi Andy, Ann
Excuse me for my re-question, but I have a little anxiety.
I take a new Elisa Test at 21weeks, Negative.
With this test can I take total secure I am HIV negative and put my history  to the past?
Pls I wait your response..
Thanks


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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 05:29:17 PM »
Reread the replies that you have already been given.

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007, 05:53:47 PM »
Guill,

You ARE hiv negative. You do NOT need further testing. You do NOT have hiv.

Ann
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Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2007, 07:17:26 PM »
Ann and Rapidrod,
sorry for me repeat questions..
Thanks for yor unquestionable answers and for yours support...
I need take in my mind this test can not be change... this is my big dilemma.
Thanks

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 08:57:08 PM »

Hello Matty the damned, Andy, Ann
Can you give your opinion?
I have another Elisa 4th GEN at 29weeks, Negative
Thanks in advance!!
Bte
Guillermo.

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 08:58:04 PM »
Well of course it was negative. You don't have HIV. We've explained this to you several times.

MtD

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 06:39:45 PM »
Hi Ann, Andy, MTD and Rapid Rod.  :)
Hello, i have a question
My last  negative HIV test was 1.5 months ago (8 months /34 weeks after the incident) 10 days ago I am with urticartia/alergia,  can be a late zero conversion or ARS?  ???
Thanks for your comments. Thanks a lot!!
Bye
Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2008, 07:05:05 PM »
Guillermo,

You don't have HIV. You are HIV negative. See your doctor about your allergies.

MtD

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2008, 07:16:09 PM »
MTD,

Thanks a lot Matty...  Thanks GOD!  :)
Time to go! Time to forget my incident..
Have a good week end!  ;D
Bye
Guillermo

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2008, 06:33:19 PM »
Andy,
Hello, excuse for the PM

Hello Mr. Andy,
Excuse me for this PM

Sorry for my very bad english.
I am a 30 years men, I have vaginal sex in April with women sex worker protected, first time with sex worker, but the condom slippered in the vagina.
I have  1, 2, 3, 4, 13 weeks HIV Antigen P24 Test all Negative  and 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19,21,34, 44 weeks HIV Elisa 4th Generation all  Negative result. aprox. 20 Elisa tests. Big Crazy head!!!
I am very worried and anxiety for this situation.
CAN I HAVE 100% SECURE ABOUT MY NEGATIVE STATUS?? Conlcusive and definitve?? Pleaseee Help Me
Thank for your answers.
Muchas gracias Andy por tu opnion..
Your answer is very important for me.
Bye
Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008, 06:44:09 PM »
Guill,

You've already been told repeatedly that you are conclusively hiv negative. You do NOT have hiv. You ARE hiv negative!

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

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 07:29:25 PM »
Guillermo, with that collection of negative test results there is absolutely no reason to doubt you are HIV negative. There was no need to test beyond 13 weeks.

I suspect that at least part of your worrying is because you were with a sex worker for the first time. Men often and mistakenly think they must be a greater risk if they were with a professional rather than a civilian. Which isn't true because very often sex workers are especially careful about having safer sex to protect their health. Also, many men seem to have a lot of guilt or shame about having been gone to a sex worker. If that's an issue for you I say "get over it"  No kidding.

It's past the time for you to give up this totally unnecessary panic about your HIV status. You need to get on with your life. Now. You're HIV negative. Period. End of story.



« Last Edit: February 12, 2008, 01:18:40 PM by Andy Velez »
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Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2008, 07:45:43 PM »
Andy,
Thanks a lot for your comments..
In the last line you put positive.. i am negative...no? its a mistake.. ;D
Thanks

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2008, 01:19:24 PM »
Yes, that was my slip. I have corrected it. Thanks.
Andy Velez

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2008, 01:27:00 PM »
Thanks to all  for your support and help... ;)
Greatly  to Ann a very special woman and Andy a very specials men.  :) God bless you!!
Good bye.
Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2008, 05:14:44 PM »
You're welcome. Good luck to you.
Andy Velez

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2008, 05:19:54 PM »
Hello Ann, Andy, Rapid Rod and Matty

I have a question for the experts of experts..
Can antibiotic interfer with the results of elisa test?  ???
Ex. Doxycilclina

Thansk for the answer.
Bye
Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2008, 06:40:58 PM »
Guillermo,

No, antibiotics will not interfere with your test. If things like that interfered, we'd tell you.

You are hiv negative and it's time to get on with your life.

If you've read the Welcome Thread like you're supposed to, you will have read the following:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Please consider yourself warned.

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 Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2008, 07:33:21 PM »
Dear Ann
Thanks a Lot!!  :)
Sorry for my question.
Good Bye
God Bless you!

Offline Guillermo

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2008, 01:14:51 PM »
Dear Ann, Andy, Matty the damned, Rapid.
Hello,
I have a question.
If all my tests are only from one laboratory, have the same validity?? or conclusive validity?? .. or is it advisable to test in another laboratory to confirm the validity?
or the guidelines say with only with one test or one laboratory the status/result/test are conclusive? ???
I have a face to face councelling i am very relaxed now.  ;D
Thanks a lot
Bye
Guillermo.

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Re: need information about elisa test times
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2008, 01:53:22 PM »
Clearly even though you are reliably and conclusively HIV negative, you're still worrying and fretting about what ifs. There's no reason to doubt the reliability of the lab you used.

Talking with a professional about the emotional aspects of this situation is a good plan. Do it!

This is NOT an HIV situation. And you are on the verge of getting a time out.
Andy Velez

 


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