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Author Topic: Negative result...still extremely worried!  (Read 492 times)

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Offline ajm

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Negative result...still extremely worried!
« on: September 21, 2013, 12:21:57 PM »
Hi all thanks for reading this post.

Around 9 weeks ago I had a low risk unprotected encounter with a guy I do not know was hiv positive or negative. Shortly over a week after exposure I was tested negative by the most effected test out, I live in the UK I think it's the 4th gen test? Not too sure, but they took my blood and told me they show results in like 10 days.

Anyways, I went on to show no symptoms whatsoever and thought at last my ordeal is over. But enough internet search proved its at 6 weeks tests are conclusive. So at 7 weeks, I went for a follow up 4th gen test. The result, is still negative. I am now wondering is their a possibility I can still be infected? The nurse told me to come back in a months time to make the 3 month window period absolute, but she said that the test should come back negative if the 7 week one did...


So...whats your professional opinions? very low risk exposure of unprotected dipping, no ejaculation and 2 negative 4th gen tests. Is the 3 month test going to change as I'm losing sleep again over thinking its not over yet =/

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Re: Negative result...still extremely worried!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 12:39:44 PM »
Hi AJM , please only post in this one thread and do not start another . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here . 

The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

Its rare for a 6 week negative test to come back positive but it must be confirmed at 3 months .
« Last Edit: September 21, 2013, 12:41:54 PM by Jeff G »

 


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