Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 30, 2014, 12:49:14 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632338
  • Total Topics: 47883
  • Online Today: 209
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Scared, given indeterminate result  (Read 1808 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Scared, given indeterminate result
« on: October 01, 2013, 01:32:12 PM »
I had unprotected sex, oral and vaginal with a friend on July 26 while drunk. He and I had sex also in May. My boyfriend started having pains in scrotum a few weeks after the July 26 incident so I freaked out and went and had all STD test ran. Around Aug 28 my doctors office called and said all test came back negative except HIV was indeterminate. When I asked nurse what this ment she said "I dont know, Doc wants you to return in 4 weeks to retest" needless to say I googled the hell out of it and since have thought I had every symptom. I called my friend and told him what doc said, he said he was positive that he did not have HIV and took a home Oraquick test on Sept 4, came back negative. I took Oraquick on Sept 5, negative. I again took an Oraquick home test on Sept 23, negative. Needless to say I am scared beyond belief and having very hard time focusing on anything but this and so scared to get the bloodtest redone cause afraid of result. Friend insist the test was faulty and im freaking over nothing. This has been a horrid few months, lost my siste to suicide in June, Indeterminate in Aug, BF diagnosed with cancer in Sept and he moved out in Sept also. Guess I'm looking for a bit of comfort, I may not deserve it after my July indiscretion but the torture I have put myself through since has been torrid... Please Help!

Online Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,830
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 01:50:08 PM »
I would expect a negative result when you retest . • An indeterminate/inconclusive result means that the antibody test was neither positive nor negative and you must test again .

The window period is 6 weeks past exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . I would expect a negative result if I were you .

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

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
What are some of those reasons that would cause it to take longer for you to test positive beyond 6 weeks exposure? Do you find with all the post that are placed here, is the Orasure home oral test accurate enough take comforte in the results? There are so many sites out there that can cause your mind  to go wild with wonder and fear if you are waiting to know. The mind is extremely power and its amazing what it can do when it comes to feeling various symptoms and actually  thinking you have them.

Online Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,830
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »
The vast majority of people who seroconvert will do so in the 6 week window period . I haven't seen anyone negative at 6 weeks go on to test positive for HIV .

HIV tests (including Rapid tests) are one of the most accurate blood tests in the world, with all types being close to 100% accurate if done within the window period of 6 weeks-3 months post exposure

The reasons some people take longer is because of Chemo thready or autoimmune disorders . Its a rare thing to test positive outside the window period and certainly does not apply to you .   

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 05:02:43 PM »
Most accurate blood but I am referring to the oral swab one that is swipped between your gum line and cheeck, top and bottom of mouth and you  yourself at home.

Online Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,830
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 05:04:42 PM »
Most accurate blood but I am referring to the oral swab one that is swipped between your gum line and cheeck, top and bottom of mouth and you  yourself at home.

Its an accurate test you can rely on . Its the rapid test I mentioned above . 

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 08:53:10 PM »
Since last post to did two more home oraquick mouth swab  test one on Oct 3 and one one Oct 8 both of which were negative, I also redid the blood test with my primary care doc on Oct 3 cause she said four weeks from my first indeterminate. I got those lab results today and test is indeterminate again. The  two original two bands p55 and p51 that where present abnormal on the first test are now absent and the new band is p65 equivocal. please ofcer some piece of mind because I have to wait another 4 weeks to retest.

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 09:43:21 PM »
Since last post to did two more home oraquick mouth swab  test one on Oct 3 and one one Oct 8 both of which were negative, I also redid the blood test with my primary care doc on Oct 3 cause she said four weeks from my first indeterminate. I got those lab results today and test is indeterminate again. The  two original two bands p55 and p51 that where present abnormal on the first test are now absent and the new band is p65 equivocal. please ofcer some piece of mind because I have to wait another 4 weeks to retest.

Out Of curiosity. What did your doctor say?
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 09:54:04 PM »
Nurse told me doctor said if I wanted further counseling about  this I need to refer to an infectious disease doctor.

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 09:57:20 PM »
I did an oraquick home test same day as  the last blood test Oct 3 which is roughly 68 days from encounter plus did another oraquick home test at day 73.

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 11:26:56 PM »
I did an oraquick home test same day as  the last blood test Oct 3 which is roughly 68 days from encounter plus did another oraquick home test at day 73.

A Western Blot test would be definitive. I am rather suprised you didn't get one.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline dsnyfan

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: Scared, given indeterminate result
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 09:25:20 AM »
so I guess im coming to the conclussion  that the  home test are not very accurate. I was indeterminate with p55 p51 first blood test  then negative on 4 oraquicks  did  another blood tes and indeterminate again but  with a different band p65. does the changing of bands make since? what about oraquicks being negative even last one I took day of last blood draw?

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.