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Author Topic: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick  (Read 4287 times)

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7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:35:40 PM »
Hello,

Firstly I found this forum yesterday after I took my most recent test and thank you for this wonderful service. It has been a true comfort.

That being said, like most people, I need some reassurance. Yesterday I took a Oraquick oral swap test 7 weeks post exposure and it came back negative. I know that 6 weeks negative is a good sign but my only concern is that I read somewhere that it takes longer for antibodies to develop on the gums versus showing up in your blood. Is it still unlikely that this negative result will change?

In regards to my "risk" event - I'm pretty sure I didn't even necessarily have one, especially after reading on this site. (Again, the feeling of having someone reaffirm that I am not special enough to be a 1 in a million case is nice and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read over my situation).

I was having unprotected vaginal sex back in march with the guy I was seeing but after march began using condoms all the time because I went off birth control and I became suspicious he might have been seeing his ex behind my back. (I tested negative with a blood test and two oraquick tests back in June/July to mark the 3 month mark for those unprotected times). However the other more recent time times, in May and June we used a condom every time and I participated in oral sex with him, me giving him oral sex. The last most recent time we had sex was June 19. I just continue to think back over that last time and wonder/worry if the condom broke and I didn't realize it or if I should be worried.

Since this I have seen my doctor and had my usual yearly check up a couple months early to test for other STIs (all negative results) and she told me not to worry. I haven't had any symptoms but am just stressed out...so just for the sake again of reassurance

1) is a 7 week out Oraquick oral swap negative test pretty conclusive and won't likely change (even if it was indeed a "risk" event).

and

2) Should I be worried/consider this a risk event in the first place/would I have been able to tell the condom had broken if he came inside me

Thank you so very much.

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Re: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 06:51:34 PM »
There is good news all around ... you didn't have a risk by performing oral sex on your bf .

There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex.

These studies yielded NO infections.

Your last HIV test you took ( the oraquick ) isn't going to change . I think you would have known if the condom broke but even if it did your 7 week test isn't likely to change .

If you wish to have a confirmatory test at 3 months for peace of mind by all means do so but your last negative result isn't going to change . Just remember to use condoms each and ever time , if you use them correctly your will avoid HIV , it that simple . I want to add that you shouldn't be having unprotected sex until you are in a mutually monogamous relationship and never trust a persons HIV status on word alone .   

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Re: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 06:57:44 PM »
Thanks so much for the quick response, I greatly appreciate it!

So if I would have known that the condom broke, really no risk event in the first place then correct? (for the most recent times - the previous times were a good lesson to, like you said, always use a condom in the future)

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Re: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 07:09:11 PM »
Thanks so much for the quick response, I greatly appreciate it!

So if I would have known that the condom broke, really no risk event in the first place then correct? (for the most recent times - the previous times were a good lesson to, like you said, always use a condom in the future)

I would think you would have known if the condom broke ....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.

If you are not sure if a condom broke or not then a 3 month test would be advised but as you see from reading the seroconversion statement above you last test result isn't gong to change . I know you are going to be OK in this situation ... so taking into account all the caveats in your situation if you decide to test at 3 months its for piece of mind and you can count on a negative result .
« Last Edit: August 08, 2013, 07:18:41 PM by Jeff G »

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Re: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 06:46:52 PM »
I have read a lot of info from this forum but would still like to hear (or read) rather for myself to show me that I am simply overreacting and being silly.

I noticed some blood on my finger the other day (no idea if it was there for only a second or minutes) and licked it off bc I thought it was from a cut on my finger.

Now I'm freaked out because I'm not sure if it indeed was or if it possibly came from someone else…

Hypothetically, if it did come from someone else and I licked it off within a second of it being on there, is there still absolutely no risk at all?

Sorry for the slightly absurd question, but I greatly appreciate you taking the time to respond and this wonderful outlet for worry warts like me to reach out to people.

Thank you very very much.

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Re: 7 weeks out negative Oraquick
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 07:44:25 PM »
Please only post in this thread no matter how long between visits or subject matter . You can find your thread on your profile page by selecting show own post and it will take you here .

HIV is transmitted from unprotected vaginal and anal sex and sharing drug injection equipment shortly after an infected person . HIV is fragile and becomes instantly damaged when exposed to small changes in PH levels temperature levels outside the human body . Also your saliva contains proteins and enzymes that damage HIV and render it unable to infect .

These factors makes a drop of blood harmless as far as HIV transmission goes . You did not have a risk . 

 


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