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Author Topic: Testing past 13 weeks workplace HIV HCV exposure  (Read 1227 times)

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Offline scaredwitless

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Testing past 13 weeks workplace HIV HCV exposure
« on: March 09, 2009, 05:37:49 PM »
Hi all...I am brand new to the site after reading as many posts as I could lay eyes on. 

I have a very simple question and at the risk of being redundant will ask.  I am a male testing negative 12 weeks past  an unprotected vaginal exposure and 13 weeks past a percutaneous workplace exposure by someone with HIV and HCV.  My symptoms since are simply far to numerous and textbook to share.  I have read numerous times that three months is definitive...end of story...yet the WHO and CDC state that at 3 months the public can only be assured of 95% accuracy.  The 99+ % definitive that is discussed and repeated on this site...does that number come from soley third generation ELISA tests or are adjunctive tests like p24 antigen and RNA PCR used to attain such certainty?   Also would co-infection with HCV delay my seroconversion times.  I apologize as I know this subject has been addressed yet I am still unclear on the testing modalities used for such certainty.  In your experience...what are the numbers seroconverting after testing negative at 12 weeks....13?

Sincere thanks!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Testing past 13 weeks workplace HIV HCV exposure
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 05:51:17 PM »
You don't have HIV. You have a conclusive negative test.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing past 13 weeks workplace HIV HCV exposure
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 07:11:39 PM »
You can stop now with all of the worrying and wondering and what ifs. As Rod said you have reliably and conclusively tested negative for HIV. Period. End of story.
Andy Velez

 


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