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Author Topic: Are my results conclusive?  (Read 726 times)

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Offline LJ2612

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Are my results conclusive?
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:56:26 PM »
Hello, and thank you to everyone who takes time to help and support others in these forums. I am a gay male and have been in a securely monogamous relationship for 6 1/2 years. Before my current partner i have had only one other sexual encounter with a friend I know to be HIV negative. 

My current partner and I have unprotected sex (he tested negative a year after we met), we decided to test together last year which would be 5 1/2 years into the relationship at Gay Mens Health Crisis testing center in new york city via uni-gold finger prick test, we both tested negative.

My question 1.Is there a way that those results could have been false negative? (we do not sleep outside the relationship so we are well past window period)

               2.Should we have taken a different test like a PCR or ELISA that is sent out to a lab?

I do suffer from hypochondria and being a gay man I often obsess about HIV. I was comforted by the results until a friend of a friend told us that we should test further just to be sure. I assumed when we took our test that at 5 1/2 years of only having sex with one another that single antibody test would be conclusive.

Thank you all again for your time and understanding.

L

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Are my results conclusive?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 03:08:06 PM »
The test you took is reliable and you can count the results as accurate . You are HIV negative if you are indeed in a monogamous relationship .

 


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