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Offline ziggy1706

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oral, neagtive so far..
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:52:27 PM »
Hi all! Ima newbie here, very very cool website:) Well, here's my story...
   beggining of october last year, i had my first hookup with another guy, as i was curious about performing on another man. He was local. So i gave him oral, adn swallowed. 3 months later, beginning of january of this year, he informed me he foud out he was hiv pos!! this scared me to death. I went to my local health department, and got tested, via oraquick? I think it called, the 20 minute saliva/gum test. That was approximatley 3 months after hookup, i was negative. I tested again at 4 months, and came back negative, on the oraquick. Here i am now in april, a full 6 months, and am gunna try to re test sometime this month. WHat does everyone think?
      I read so much online here, and other websites, and learned it seeems 3 months is the testing window.. i talked to my health department, and they never heard of 3 month testing, it takes 6 months. I spoke to 2 different 'testers' thier, adn they both claim it takes 6 months. The oraquick test, is 99.8% accurate.
   I havnt really ha any symptoms, opther tan past 3 weeks, kinda like a very very mild sinus thing, loss of energy, and have had red rashes show up on me, but they dissapear after a few days. Mostly on my arms. Ive been through ALOT of anxiety, and stress past 6 months, so maybe this si all anxiety/stress related? Im hoping i am negative sometime this month..
so, what does everyone think?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 01:08:21 PM »
You don't need further testing you have a conclusive test result.

Offline ziggy1706

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 01:24:07 PM »
I see cool:) I jsut have it in back of my mind, that maybe it could take 6 months? I read a post here, if some younger guy, that claims he tested neg at 1 and 2 months, giving oral. But at 6 months turned positive. PLus with what the health providers at health department think, the 6 month rule, makes me 2nd think/guess. I know 3 months is supposed to be conclusive, but looking for what others think and know:)
 Thanks for the reply man; )

Offline RapidRod

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2008, 01:37:24 PM »
That's why you should stay in this forum and not stray in other forums. You have a conclusive negative test result.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008, 02:17:02 PM »
Get out of the back of your mind. It's filling the rest of your head with junk that has no basis in HIV science. You have reliably tested negative for an incident which was very low to no risk to begin with.

There is absolutely no scientific reason for you to get tested again.

Give it up and get on with your life. No kidding.

 
Andy Velez

Offline ziggy1706

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can smoking skew an HIV test?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 02:35:08 PM »
Can smoking skew an HIV test? IM somewhat aheacy smoker, bout a pack a day. If getting tested, via oraquick, the oral swab hiv test, can the chemicals in cigarrettes throw off the results in a 3 month testing window? Or, would they be accurate?

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Re: can smoking skew an HIV test?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 02:40:04 PM »
No, they cannot.  You are worrying needlessly.  The results would be accurate.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 03:21:35 PM »
I've merged your threads. Please keep all of your entries in this same thread.
Andy Velez

Offline ziggy1706

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2008, 12:38:39 AM »
Thanks all!!:) yeah, osrry to sstart a new thread, but i was curious, and didn't want to confuse, or anyone not read the thread. I had a thought,  i read many times, the 6 month window, is more for those on chemo, IV/drug users, or those on oragan transplant drugs... so!!! got me thining, hmmmm the chemicals in cigarrettes, are nasty and strong stuff...could it skew the resluts? BUt  those who replied, and others ive chatted with say no..
   Thanks all:)

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008, 05:55:04 AM »
Zig,

If eating, drinking, smoking or whatever could skew the results of oral tests, the tests would not be approved for use because they wouldn't be accurate enough.

Your three and four months tests are conclusive and you do not need further testing over this incident. You ARE hiv negative.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will remain hiv negative. Really!

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Offline ziggy1706

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6 months and 2 red rashes appeared
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 02:42:37 PM »
here i am 6months into a final oraquick test,end of this month, and past 3 weeks ive hadslight sinus problems, and today, i noticed 2 small red rashes appear on my upper stomach. The health department told me rashes would be a symtom. Back in october i gave oral to a guy i didnt know was hiv+ and swallowed. at 7.5 weeks, and 4 months i got tested with oraquick and both were negative...but they still insist it takes 6 months...are they using a 3rd generation test?
    Kinda nervous and anxious, im goin to wait to about end of april, although first week woudld have been approx,  6 months.
 IF it was abd, would rashes appear this late?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 03:51:30 PM »
Ziggy, please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread. I have merged your two threads.

At thirteen weeks or more it doesn't matter which generation of test was used. All of them would give you a reliable result. You have reliably tested negative for HIV. You are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

As for your rash, if it persists and is troubling to you that's something to discuss with your doctor. Between here and the grave in hopefully the far, far distant future, your body is going to manifest different thingies from time to time. If you are going to misinterpret them as SIGNS OF HIV, you will really drive yourself nutz. You ARE HIV negative. Period.

As far as sex is concerned if you consistently use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, the HIV status of the other person is irrelevant and you will be well protected. All of the other sexual activities are theoretically risky but in the real world of HIV it's unprotected intercourse that you have to pay attention to.

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Re: oral, neagtive so far..
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 05:08:52 PM »
zig,

Keep posting to question your conclusive negative result or keep starting new threads and you'll be given a time out.

Please read the Welcome Thread and consider yourself warned.

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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