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test at 80 days
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:11:15 PM »
Hello everyone
I am 20 years old male , had vaginal sex with a woman of unknown status. I am very scared that   i might have hiv. I had some symptoms after 4 week post exposure which got curedd by antibiotics i have taken 3 tests all negative first one was 6 weeks elisa negative second at 9 weeks antibody negative and a third one at  80 days ab and p24 antigen negative. Am i 100 percent conclusively negative . Please reply i am very scared and have become superstiotious and having scary  delusions about hiv.
Thanks in advance

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 07:24:41 PM »
Hi Mental , You didn't say if a condom was used during the vaginal sex . I assume you didn't use a condom or you wouldn't be asking .

The testing period is 6 weeks post exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the test ... Its safe to say with all the testing you have done that you are indeed HIV negative .

Its your choice if you choose to test again in 10 days but I would count on it being negative as well .

Please keep this in mind , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, 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 checkups, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid HIV infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
Hey jeff,
Thanks for replying . No i didnot use a condom  sorry for not mentioning that . Some People on the net usually reply to me like 'your test at 80 days is highly reliable  but we have to recomend 3 months test as per guidelines ' do they really believe that the test might change or they are just  bojnded by guidelines. Its really frustrating.  I am not at all sexually active this  was my second time having sex in LIFE! Also the p24 antigen which is not detectable at 80 days but if i  really had hiv and antibodies were not detectable then the ag must be detectable am i right?
Thanks again

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 07:55:03 PM »
The Ag becomes undetectable 3-4 weeks post exposure and it can take antibodies up to 3 months to be detected.

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 08:12:46 PM »
Is the 3 months 90 days or 84? Is 80 days same as 84?

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 09:11:35 PM »
Is the 3 months 90 days or 84? Is 80 days same as 84?

The answer is  .  January-February- March= 90 or 91  -  June- July- august= 92


The CDC guidelines say 6 weeks post exposure and at 3 months test for a conclusive result . I think its would be highly unlikely for your results to change but these are the guidelines .

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Re: test at 80 days
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 05:08:37 AM »
Mental,

Your 80 day negative is not going to change. Most countries (other than the US) calculate the three month window period based on twelve weeks, and 12 x 7 = 84. Four days is NOT going to make a difference. The tests used are the same all over the world - the US is just a little pedantic when it comes to the window period. Twelve weeks is conclusive. Your result is conclusive.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point (twelve weeks) but is highly unlikely to change.

You need to wise up and stop having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME*, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann

*You would only need to test again over this specific incident if you absolutely need to for your peace of mind. Your result is NOT going to change.
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