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Offline bvilleguy

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going crazy
« on: December 18, 2009, 01:58:54 PM »
At the end of December of 2007 I had unprotected sex and around the end of April of 2008 I started to have some pain on my left side of my abdomen and it was a little warm to the touch. That went away after 2-3 days and then I started to have fatigue, pain in my under arms and groin, and a dry stuffy nose. The pain in my groin went away after about a week and the fatigue was about two weeks. I still have the dry stuffy noise.

Last summer (2009) I started to get little brownish/red spots in my mouth that looked like little blood blisters. Now for the past few months I have been getting canker sores in my mouth in different spots every other week. One heals and none for about a week then another one pops up and is gone after about a week or two then another pops up, etc.

Around the end of July of 2008 I bought a Home Access HIV-1 test. When I called the 800# I entered my ID# and it did nothing, from what I can remember. I called again and it did the same thing so I pressed the talk to an operator and she told me that my test came back negative, but that I should re-test at 9 months to be sure, and that they were having problems with their phones.



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Re: going crazy
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 02:06:49 PM »
Retest at 9 months? Really?

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 02:10:31 PM »
Yeah that is what she told me. I have read that 3 is just about 100% in most cases and that 6 is for rare cases and I tested something around 7 so thought I would be good but she told me 9.

Also I have been having very dry skin on my face. Very bad on the t-zone and cheeks.

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 03:43:53 PM »
Bville,

You tested seven months after your risk. The window period is three months. You are conclusively hiv negative and you do not need further testing over this incident.

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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Offline bvilleguy

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 07:41:53 PM »
Bville,

You tested seven months after your risk. The window period is three months. You are conclusively hiv negative and you do not need further testing over this incident.

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


Yes Ann I know about the 3 month window that is why I thought it odd for the operator to say I should take another test at 9 months. I am more scared that the phone system was messed up and that my test results could have been compromised as she never asked my ID# when she took the call.

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 07:52:47 PM »
You are worrying yourself needlessly. Just because you had an incompetent person on the phone doesn't change the validity of your negative result.

However, if you can't let go of the concern then call the lab or company and ask to discuss it with someone to confirm you result. Labs are always happy to have you re-test over an extended period because they make more money from you. It's a common ploy.

I say give it up and get on with  your life.
Andy Velez

Offline bvilleguy

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 08:47:04 PM »
Well my test was back in 2008 and seeing as Home Access only keeps neg results for 6 months I can't do that.

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 09:24:39 PM »
So then the only question is are you ready to let go of this issue or not.

Andy Velez

 


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