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Offline cafes

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long seroconversion time
« on: May 20, 2009, 07:36:01 PM »
hi  all i m new in this forum
but i m very worried
i want to tell my story
77 days ago i was very drunk i had a sex with a sexworker with condom firstly
then the second time i couldnt get enough erection so i couldnt use condom so unproteted sex its my mistake :(
after this 10 days later i had some red dots on my chest then i went to
dermatolog she said me it is like egzama becouse of stress they went away 3-5 days
i forgot it
 later i research on what is that i got some symtomps like hiv
fatique headeche pain at the arm and shoulder
 i went to test at 58 days
hiv 1/2 kimiluminesans
the result came negative
after 60 days i got some flu sore throat lymph nodes white tongue cough
all of them went away 2 days ago but began rash on the chest and arms
i retested elisa  yesterday and  i m worried now
can it be long seroconversion time for hiv ?

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Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 05:16:41 AM »
cafe,

Symptoms or the lack of symptoms mean nothing when it comes to hiv infection. Would you have been worried if you felt fine after this incident? You still would have been at risk and still would have needed to test.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A negative result at six weeks is unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point. This means your 58 day test is highly unlikely to change. I fully expect your recent test to also be negative.

You need to wise up and start using condoms every time, no exceptions. If you can't get hard enough to use a condom, don't put your penis inside an anus or vagina. You're most likely ok this time out, but next time you might not be so lucky. And don't forget it's not just sex workers you need to be using condoms with. I'm not a sex worker and you'd never guess I'm hiv positive by looking at me, yet I am.

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 sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

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

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.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:30:23 AM »
i  just got 77 days test result
4 generation elisa is 0,22 negatif im very comfort now
i was follow this site for long time
ty for ur support
last question
58 days result 0,02 negative
77 days result is 0,22 negatve
is it rising?
can it be >1 at 90 days

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Re: long seroconversion time
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 01:03:46 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. All but the smallest number of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within 4-6 weeks after an exposure.  Although you do need to re-test at 13 weeks you are virtually guaranteed another negative result.

So I think you are worrying needlessly.

But you do need to learn from this experience and in the future no intercourse without a condom. Period.
Andy Velez

 


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