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T79:
You are fine.
If you haven't had any strong symptoms within 4 weeks of exposure and haven't had any significant abnormalities with your health (you'd know if you did) all this time, you can relax and get back on a horse!

Matty the Damned:
You are fine.
If you haven't had any strong symptoms within 4 weeks of exposure and haven't had any significant abnormalities with your health (you'd know if you did) all this time, you can relax and get back on a horse!

T,

Symptoms mean nothing when it comes to diagnosing HIV nor do "health abnormalities". It's about risk exposures and HIV testing.

MtD

T79:
"When Should I Get Tested?

If you become infected with HIV, it usually takes between three weeks and two months for your immune system to produce antibodies to HIV. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months before being tested. You can also test right away and then again after two or three months. During this "window period" an antibody test may give a negative result, but you can transmit the virus to others if you are infected.
About 5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. There is one documented case of a person exposed to HIV and hepatitis C at the same time. Antibodies to HIV were not detected until one year after exposure. Testing at 3 and 6 months after possible exposure will detect almost all HIV infections. However, there are no guarantees as to when an individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected by an HIV test. If you have any unexplained symptoms, talk with your health care provider and consider re-testing for HIV."  thebody.com

http://www.thebody.com/nmai/testing.html

Matty the Damned:
Yeah well T, that might work at the Body, but this is AIDSMEDS and we don't do the symptom thing. If you can't get on message, then maybe you shouldn't be giving advice to others.

Try reading our transmission and testing lessons.

MtD

Ann:
T,

I've removed your posts from another person's thread as your advice is incorrect. You are not in any position to give advice on this forum and I hope I don't see you doing this again.

I see you have also been posting in other forums, despite being asked not to. You are on very thin ice here.

Please read the Welcome Thread and abide by the posting guidelines.

Ann

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