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Author Topic: THE 3 MONTH RULE  (Read 2385 times)

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Offline stunt101

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THE 3 MONTH RULE
« on: July 27, 2009, 11:30:08 AM »
is the 3 month conclusive test 12 weeks exactly, 13 weeks exactly or 90 days exactly?

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 11:40:48 AM »
Stunt,

12 weeks is 84 days. 13 weeks is 91 days. A test anywhere in that 84-91 (or more) day time-frame will give you a conclusive result. What you or anyone else chooses to call "three month" is irrelevant. As long as it's been 84 days or more, it's conclusive.

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Offline stunt101

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 09:50:40 AM »
thank you for clearing that up Ann, you guys do a great job on this site!

Offline stunt101

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 07:44:30 AM »
maybe you guys can clear this up. I've viewed some of the most renowed universities (Michigan, Harvard) in the U.S. and they all say test out until 6 months post exposure. what's up with that? Are they following the lead of the CDC? Is 3 months really enough time for the HIV antibody test to be accurate for anyone EXCEPT IV users or those with a messed up immune system? I'm so flippin confused, lol

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 07:46:23 AM »

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 08:04:26 AM »
Stunt,

There are plenty of websites out there that have outdated information. Here at AIDSmeds we keep up to date and we keep it real.

Now maybe you can clear something up for us. Why are you worried about hiv window periods anyway?

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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 stunt101

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 08:14:02 AM »
i recieved oral sex from two strippers and had a few warts (not gential warts) on penis when the indcident happened, and i know its not a risk but I want to get tested for peace of mind. I may need some mental help too while I'm at it. I've always been a worry wart so....here I am, worrying for nothing

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Re: THE 3 MONTH RULE
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 09:12:46 AM »
Stunt,

Yes, you are worrying for nothing. Not one person has ever been infected through getting a blowjob - warts or no warts - and you certainly won't be the first.

And I've got news for you - a wart on your genitals IS a genital wart. If you haven't already, you need to have them removed. While they don't increase your risk for hiv infection, they can lead to more serious conditions for you and any sexual partners you may have.

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST SPECIFICALLY OVER A BLOWJOB, 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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"...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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