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Offline LondonLad

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How accurate are my results?
« on: November 03, 2013, 06:53:05 PM »
Thank you for reading. I had high risk encounter in November 2012 and did HIV tests, 3 days, 1, 3 and 6 months after. The test was an antibody test, with blood being taken from my arm at my local NHS sexual health clinic. I am not sure if the type of test matters. All of these tests were come back negative. In October 2013, nearly one year after my encounter, I have retested and I am awaiting results. I do not engage in high risk activities since, and have always practiced safe sex. How accurate are my results? Do I need to continue to retest because of the 2012 incident?

I suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, which maybe is not helping the situation.

Thanks again!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2013, 07:16:21 PM by LondonLad »

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Re: How accurate are my results?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 08:41:49 PM »
Your 3 month post exposure test was conclusive. You do not need any further testing.

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Can HIV be detected if your partner is undetectable?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 08:49:12 PM »
If someone had an undetectable viral load and has unprotected sex with someone who is negative, would a hiv test be able to detect and conclusively confirm if that person has been infected or not after the window period?

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Re: Can HIV be detected if your partner is undetectable?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 02:07:31 AM »
Yes, "undetectable" doesn't refer to any quality of the virus or strain. It just means that the HIV+ person has very few virus particles in their blood plasma. If one of those particles crosses over and infects someone else, that person will have a "regular" infection. The fact that the first person was undetectable is irrelevant.
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Re: How accurate are my results?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 06:16:11 AM »
Lad,

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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 (or more) must be confirmed at the THREE month point, but is highly unlikely to change. You could have stopped testing after your three month negative result.

You claim to have had a "high risk" incident, but unless it was unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, then it probably wasn't a risk at all.

In adults, hiv is transmitted through:

Unprotected anal intercourse.

Unprotected vaginal intercourse.

Sharing drug injecting equipment.

And that's it.

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.

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!

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Offline LondonLad

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Re: How accurate are my results?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 07:09:55 AM »
Thank your for your responses and I do apologise for posting in he wrong places. 

My high risk encounter was drunken unprotected anal intercourse with a male who I believe to be undetectable. Although once I realised what I was doing moments after starting i put a stop to it but am aware it only takes seconds to transmit. I keep getting tested because I can't he it out of my head, I hate the thought that the results may be inconclusive and in a few years this could come back to haunt me with a positive result from this original incident. If however 3 months is considered conclusive yet I have furthered this to 6 months and a year, that makes me 100% negative right? Is there any support on how to move on from a scare or do I just need a slap and pull myself together? (I don't mind cruel to be kind responses)

Thanks for reading!

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Re: How accurate are my results?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 07:19:31 AM »
Lad,

If you cannot bring yourself to believe that you DO NOT HAVE HIV, a slap isn't going to do much to change your mind. You should consider counselling. You could also go to your local GUM and discuss it with someone there who may be able to reassure you and also possibly point you in the right direction for some counselling.

Provided you haven't engaged in any unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse since this incident that has you so worried, then you are indeed hiv negative. It's time to get on with your life.

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