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Offline killasven

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« on: September 30, 2009, 03:07:52 PM »
hello i will make this quick my name is sven im from california my question is I had a very high risk event on june 21 and waited to test untill september 24 it was negative the clinic i went to says because the event was really high risk i have to go back  and test just to be sure im also kinda scared because i have read from some people who are positive that it took the 4,5 and six months to show up positive help im scared

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Re: need help
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009, 03:56:18 PM »
sven,

The window period for hiv testing is three months regardless of exposure. You are conclusively hiv negtative and you do not need further testing.

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Re: need help
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 05:58:39 PM »
thx ann what about the people who said that they tested poz after 3 months i have read about some on this site as well as other sites the reason i ask is because my risk was so high. i have also called the cdc and they said to retest later... have you guya ever seen someone test  neg at 3 months than poz later

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Re: need help
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 06:29:22 PM »
There are a few very specific reasons which are the only ones when testing beyond 3 months is warranted. They are if extensive intravenous drug use has been involved, a serious illness such as cancer treatment or supressed immune system due to organ transplant. Otherwise 3 months is sufficient for a reliable result.

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Re: need help
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 06:56:50 PM »
even for a very high risk? have you ever seen a normal person test poz after 3 months?

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Re: need help
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 07:47:22 PM »
At 13 weeks all generations of tests currently in use are sensitive enough to give you a reliable result.

Give it up and get on with your life. Really. HIV is not your problem. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: need help
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 07:51:07 PM »
Sven,

I've yet to see a SIX WEEK negative turn positive - even in the case of a high risk incident. The highest risk is receptive anal intercourse with a person KNOWN to be hiv positive. What do you perceive to be "high risk"? What happened that you are worried about?

Never mind what you may read about "personal experience" on the internet. "Patient reporting" is notorious for being WRONG. People sometimes "forget" situations that have put them at risk, whether that is because of drugs, alcohol, or simply being too ashamed to admit to what they've done or had done to them.


The bottom line where you are concerned is that you have conclusively tested hiv negative. You do NOT have hiv.

And that's a good thing.

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Re: need help
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 08:37:59 PM »
thx for everything. you guys are great thanks for all the help and I'm sorry for the dumb questions. I was just so scared and kept getting different answers about the window period and since I was "High Risk" that was really scary. So can I put this behind me? thanks Ann and Andy  one more thing so it would be cool to resume unprotected sex with my monogamous partner?
« Last Edit: September 30, 2009, 09:43:13 PM by killasven »

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 07:16:21 AM »
Sven,

You can resume unprotected with your monogamous partner as long as you have BOTH been tested for all STIs - before the condoms ever came off.

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 FURTHER TESTING OVER YOUR ALLEGED HIGH RISK INCIDENT, 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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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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Re: need help
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 02:17:01 PM »
Hey ann you said you have never see a neg test at six weeks turn poz later is that on this website or personal experience and how long have you been here? does neuro degenerative diseases effect testing cause i have HD
« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 10:47:30 PM by killasven »

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 02:27:37 PM »
Sven,

I've never seen a six week negative turn poz either here on the forum or in my personal life. I've been posting in the Am I Infected forum since 2001.

Huntingtons disease will have absolutely NO impact on hiv testing.

You do NOT have hiv. You ARE conclusively hiv negative. Make sure you're using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse with ANYONE who you do not know the hiv status of for a fact and you will stay hiv negative. It's 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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Re: need help
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 10:07:52 AM »
is the oraquick advanced test just as good as a lab test ? I read that it test cells that shed in your mouth how often do theis cells shed? I tested agian at 16 weeks it was neg
« Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 10:10:29 AM by killasven »

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Re: need help
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009, 10:21:09 AM »
You are conclusively negative.

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 11:00:54 AM »
what test is more accurate I want to be very sure.
Clearview COMPLETE HIV 1-2
Oraquick ADVANCED HIV 1-2
Orasure Oral Swab
which of these test is the best one I had the first 2 past the 12 week mark am I safe...

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 11:05:58 AM »
I tested all the way out to 106 day past the risky event.

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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2009, 11:15:43 AM »
Sven,

You've already been told - repeatedly - that you are conclusively hiv negative. Every single one of the tests you used are FDA approved and valid.

You do not have hiv and it's time you got on with your life. If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.


Please consider yourself warned.

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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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Re: need help
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009, 10:56:44 AM »
hey I'm sorry I didn't want to come bake and ask another question but I cant shake this fear I have it keeps me up at night.. even though you guys say the window is 13 weeks I cant help but think what if I'm one of thouse people who take a little longer to test poz my encounter was with a known poz person (unprotected) is there any chance of that happening I tested 2 days past 16 weeks. I don't want to have sex with my partner because I'm afraid of infecting them I really appreciate the help you guys give.. please help and be patient with me I want to be 100% sure of my serostatus

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Re: need help
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 02:54:16 PM »
You are HIV negative. Period. End of story. If you come back here again with more what ifs and other stuff which are just about anxiety, you're going to get a Time Out for 28 days.

It is safe for you to have sex with your partner. You don't have HIV. You can't give someone a virus you don't have.
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