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Offline hopeful88

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anxiety-oraquick advance
« on: April 06, 2011, 03:54:25 PM »
hello everyone,
I am concerned about an unprotected sexual encounter.I had on new years eve...i tested negative at 12 weeks with oraquick advance (oral swab).  Since about three weeks after the encounter I've had severe sinus issues (never had those before) . My questions are...if these sinus issues had anything to do with hiv wouldn't I have tested positive by week 12? And  I was feeling so relieved with a 12 week negative and then I was told to come back at 6 months? I know the window period questions probably never die but I'm just trying to make sense of this...im a normally healthy 22 yr old woman...would 12 weeks be considered conclusive for me?

thank you in advance for answering my question...i feel really alone I can't speak to anyone about my situation.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: anxiety-oraquick advance
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 05:10:22 PM »
The only circumstances when testing to 6 months is necessary are when the following are involved: longterm intravenous drug use, organ transplant or treatment for cancer.

Otherwise 3 months is sufficient for a reliable negative result. You are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Your symptoms are not about HIV. If they persist you should discus them with your doctor. This is not an situation. Get on with your life.

And remember in the future to always make sure anyone you have vaginal or anal intercourse with is always wearing a condom. No exceptions. Unprotected intercourse is the only confirmed risk for the sexual transmission of HIV. 
Andy Velez

 


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