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Offline rsan

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accuracy???
« on: September 15, 2006, 09:27:47 AM »
I'm at the 11th week now of possible exposure and I've been going out of my mind with these possible symptoms.  I had one time unprotected vaginal sex with sex-worker.  We had no oral sex and unprotected vaginal sex (10min) with me ejaculating inside of her.
 
I went to test for HIV at 10 days and 60days, both got -ve results. (for 10days test -- 4th gen elisa, for 60 days test -- most likely 3th gen elisa or above)

p.s. i do the test in Hong Kong
 
My questions are:
1) how accurate for the test?
2) am i most likely to be hiv -ve???
 
Thank you for your time!

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 09:38:12 AM »
Hi Rsan,

First of all and last of all, no more intercourse without condoms. You can have as much sex as you like with as many partners as you like, whether civilians or professionals. As long as you always use a latex condom each time you are "covered" as far as HIV is concerned.

HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. It's significantly more difficult to accomplish from female to male. The fact that you ejaculated in her is irrelevant as far as you are concerned. It's a risk to her, not to you. This was a single incident. The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. All but the smallest number of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within 4-6 weeks after an exposure to the virus.

Combinining all of that with your negative test results, especially the one at 60 days, I would expect you to continue to test negative.

BUT, you do need to re-test at 13 weeks just to make sure. And learn from this experience. Low risk is not the same as no risk so when you have unprotected intercourse you are putting your life at risk.

Good luck with your next test.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline rsan

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006, 09:45:56 AM »
I was drunk last time and therefore, i have sex without condom!! I am so scared and regret now. (Sorry, my english isn't good enough, so maybe hard for all of you to understand what i am talking about!!)

I cannot sleep after the possible infection. I will never do it again!! Sure, i plan to re-test at 13 weeks. I talked with my doctor yesterday, he said the test can mostly likely reflect for HIV status.......is he right??

Thx for your help!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006, 10:01:55 AM »
As I said previously, I expect you to continue to test negative. It is highly unlikely that you would test positive after the results you have received so far. 
Andy Velez

Offline rsan

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2006, 10:04:17 AM »
I very much appreciate with your help!! Just a few words but really helpful!!! God bless you!!

Cheers,

Offline rsan

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006, 11:08:41 AM »
I am going to have test again tomorrow (90 days). Is this a time to have a conclusive result?? or i need to defer my test??

Thx for your help again!!!

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 11:28:28 AM »
rsan

90 days is conclusive.

Regards

Darkfiber

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006, 12:00:24 PM »
Just concurring with Dark's comment that your test result at 90 days can be considered conclusive.

Good luck!
Andy Velez

Offline rsan

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2006, 01:08:39 PM »
i got the test result today!! Thx god.........negative........that's end of the story!!
thank you for all of you!!

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Re: accuracy???
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2006, 01:16:39 PM »
rsan,

Your result is conclusive, you are hiv negative.

Please protect your hiv negative status.  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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence. And remember, condoms only work if you remember to use them. Alcohol is no excuse for not using condoms.

Use condoms and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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