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HIV ANXIETY
« on: October 02, 2013, 10:06:35 PM »
Hi guys, about 10 weeks ago I had sex with a disgusting guy ( I found out horrible things about him afterwards). But since then I have had oral thrush, rash,body aches, ulcers in my mouth, burning tongue, headaches, sore throat, fatigue.... It goes on and on. But i been experiencing every hiv symptom. I'm so scared. I tested negative at 9 weeks, but why would I be having all these symptoms? I cant focus. How accurate is my test at 9 weeks?

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Re: HIV ANXIETY
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 10:20:27 PM »
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 .

Your test at 9 weeks is highly unlikely to change when you retest at 3 months , you should expect a negative result . You symptoms are not specific to HIV , that's why we never discuss symptoms . If you are unwell you need to go to the doctor and find out why . Best of luck .

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Re: HIV ANXIETY
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 08:10:44 PM »
I tested negative at 12 weeks, but now I am seeing tiny red bumps all over my body. and I noticed a small bump near my anus. WTH. WHy am I still still having symptoms, i thought 3 months was conclusive

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Re: HIV ANXIETY
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 08:22:06 PM »
Three months is conclusive provided you haven't had another risk in that time period .

You have tested negative for HIV so if you are sick go see your doc and find out why , its not HIV .

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Re: HIV ANXIETY
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2013, 11:02:40 PM »
why do some people say wait until 6 months then?

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Re: HIV ANXIETY
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2013, 11:07:07 PM »
why do some people say wait until 6 months then?

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.

We go by the CDC guidelines of 3 months for a conclusive test .

 


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