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Offline KRBClapton

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2006, 05:17:58 PM »
Thanks for the reply RapidRod. I understand that my test was conclusive. I am just curious about the percentage that is all.

Offline Ann

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2006, 07:10:32 PM »
KR,

I don't know of any specific percentages. What I do know, from five years of reading the Am I Infected forum, is that I've yet to see someone test negative at six weeks and go on to test positive after. And that is including people who have had definite risks, yet tested negative. As you have been repeatedly told, going down on a woman is NOT a risk.

I have also talked to several doctors and nurses at the clinic I attend and not one of them has witnessed a six week negative change to positive by the three month conclusive test.

I'm also fully expecting the window period to officially drop to six weeks sometime in the next few years. But for now, we stick to the official three month mark.

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Offline KRBClapton

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2006, 09:41:56 PM »
Another update:

I had a 9 week Oraquick test, which was negative. The reason why I had another one was I have developed a fever and a horrible ear ache.

Thanks again

Offline KRBClapton

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2006, 03:49:30 PM »
Another update:

I am scheduled to take another Oraquick Advance test on Monday. This 86 days from that cunnilingus episode. I am really not expecting a response, but I just feel the need to keep all of you informed.

I will post my results soon as I receive them.

Offline KRBClapton

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2006, 05:55:30 PM »
Final update:

I tested negative at 86 days from a cunnilingus episode. Thank you all!

Offline KRBClapton

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Re: 86 Day Negative Test and Now Symptoms
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2007, 09:34:44 PM »
I know I shouldn't be asking this question, but here it goes.

About a week after I got my test results, I began to have symptoms of a productive cough, fever, joint and muscle pains. After rest and some medicine, the fever and pains went away, but the productive cough remained. About two weeks after the fever and pains went away, both symptoms can back with an increase in the productive coughing. I went to the doctor and was given antibiotics. After two days on the antibiotics, the fever and aches went away. Four days on the antibiotics, cough has turned into almost a dry cough with it being productive in the morning as soon as I get up.

I am asking because the doctor said it was a flu-like illness and bronchitis (sp). Any chance that these symptoms could be caused by HIV? Beside the negative test result, could the fact these symptoms showed up as late as they did ruled out HIV?

Once again thanks and hope all of you had a great holiday season

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2007, 04:45:56 AM »
Here's an update for you.

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). The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

 


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