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Offline mightymouse

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HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« on: December 23, 2006, 11:26:21 PM »
Happy Holidays,
This question is regarding testing.  My last test was last year and it came out negative.  Since then I have been with two ladies and made the mistake of having u/p sex.  The first woman, had evidence of a recent negative test through an MD.  The second one could provide the same documentation, but had a former husband that was an IV drug user.  The second lady and I only had u/P sex one time.  Any info would be helpful.
Thanks,
MM

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Re: Testing
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2006, 08:03:43 AM »
MM,

Are you aware that a test result is only valid for the period of time three months BEFORE the date of the test? That is because hiv has a three month window period.

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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with 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.

As you've had unprotected intercourse, you need to test. A test at the three month point after the last incident will be conclusive.

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Re: Testing
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2006, 07:13:00 AM »
Thanks, I assume a test at the six week mark would not be valid?  I did question both of my former lady friends.  The first one could provide a valid information of recent testing, the second woman could as well, but her ex husband was a IV drug user.  I plan to get a rapid test, tommorrow morning.  thanks

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Re: Testing
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2006, 07:42:02 AM »
6 weeks is very encouraging, since the vast majority of positives will test positive by then.  However, a test at the 3 month mark is still needed for a definitive result.
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Re: Testing
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2006, 08:13:19 AM »
MM,

I agree with Coffee and want to add something else.

You cannot go by what someone else tells you about their hiv status unless you are in a monogamous relationship with them and you have tested together. People have been known to lie, produce forged test results, have real test results but "forget" about an encounter in the mean time... get the picture? And a lot of people just assume they are negative.

They ONLY way to know your own hiv status is through testing YOURSELF. Until you are in a position to know with 100% certainty your partner's status, you need to use condoms. Every time. No exceptions.

If you are saying you've had a six week negative, as long as you keep using condoms I don't expect that result to change - but you need to confirm that result at the three month point.

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Testing
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2006, 11:30:14 AM »
Sorry for confusing yall.  Tommorrow will be the six weeks test, I am fortunate to live close to a metro area that has a rapid testing site.  As a matter of fact they have a home service, but it is $500.00, compatred to the 60.00 that I'll spend tommorrow.  I know I have 7 weeks to go, but hopefully it will relieve some stress.  I think I'm worrying a lot because, I have just fallen in love.  The person I'm seeing now and I have not slept together yet.  Ironically she is getting testing done this week too.  She told me first and then I explained to her that I was involved with two women eralier this fall and needed to get a current test myself. Thanks for your help.  I'm trying to prevent myself from spedning the 500.00 today.  Have a great holiday, MM

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Re: Testing
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2006, 12:15:02 PM »
Well, the odds are with you that you will test negative. HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. It's much harder to accomplish from female to male. So the likelihood is that you will come out of this ok.

But you need to learn for future reference that until you are in a securely monogamous relationship and both have reliably tested negative together, until then you need to be using condoms. Perhaps your new relationship fits that bill, but don't rush to dispense with using condoms until you're absolutely sure is my suggestion.

It's also good that you've been up front with your girlfriend about getting tested.

Good luck with that. A negative at this point is very encouraging as all but the smallest number who are going to seroconvert will do so by 6 weeks.

Cheers,
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Re: Testing
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2006, 01:29:21 PM »
Thanks for your encoursgment.  I'll let you know how it comes out.

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Re: Testing
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2006, 03:25:56 PM »
I got my 6 weeks test the other day, it was negative.  I know I have to back and get a 13 week.  I did contact the two ladies I had sex with in October and they assured me that they were negative.  It's still scary at this point.  My new girlfreind and I are using condoms for now. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006, 04:38:45 PM »
Congrats on that happy test result. My expectation is that you will continue to test negative.

I do want to say something more. I get the uneasy feeling that you are way too quick to dispense with using condoms. OK, you've got a new gf now. Good. Enjoy yourselves.

But and this is a big BUT, don't rush to give up using condoms simply because you test negative. And even if your gf does the same. Committed monogamy is serious business and unless you are both secure about that after testing negative, then you should continue to use condoms. This can become a life and death matter so deciding to have unprotected intercourse is a big step that requires responsibility and committment on the part of both partners.

Cheers, 
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Re: Testing
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 10:50:47 PM »
I got my 7.5 week test today and it was negaitive too.  It was  a swab (cheek and gum) test.  The guy let me do it myself.  (Swab portion)  Is this a valid test?

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Re: Testing
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007, 05:22:15 AM »
Yep, it is a valid test.  The oral test is comparable to blood in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
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Re: Testing UpDate 3 months
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 07:16:05 PM »
Hello All,
I have a 4 week neg (ora quick blood) and two saliva test (7.5 and 9 weeks).  Today I went to a wlak in clinic and got a blood test for HIV, allt he HEPS and syph.  I had a possible exposure via a one night stand with a woman in November.  I have been readinf about variuos window periods ( 6weeks UK/13 weeks US). The nurse told me HIV has a ten year window.  tell me it is not so.  She also said that my results would be ready tommorrowa after lunch. Thanks, any help would be nice.

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2007, 07:27:32 PM »
mouse,

The window period in the UK is twelve weeks. I would suggest you report this nurse for not knowing the correct information on hiv testing window periods.

As hiv is a difficult virus to transmit and more so from a woman to a man, I am expecting your four week negative result to be confirmed when you pick up your results tomorrow.

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Re: Testing
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2007, 10:15:24 PM »
Thanks Ann,
You are very helpful, have a great day.

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Confused over Test Results
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 09:48:27 PM »
All it says is:
HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive  Non-Reactive
That is exactly what it states, the nurse was unavailable to interpret the results.  The test for HEP A, B & C stated negative.  I'm guessing WB means Wesrern Blot.  Why would they do such a test?  I used to live in a big metro area and did my testing at an HIV/STD clinic and they used the ELISA. What is going on here?
Thanks guys, I really apprecaite the help.

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Re: Testing
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2007, 10:53:28 PM »
It means your negative

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HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2007, 06:37:09 PM »
Can someone please tell me what kind of test this was?  I usually get oraquicks at the clinic, this was done at a Dr.'s office.  Any help would be appreciated.  I'm also not sure if it was 75 or 80n days after a risk.  Thanks

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2007, 06:47:58 PM »
mouse,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

It's a Western Blot. If you want details on the WB, read the Welcome Thread and follow the link to the Testing Lesson.

You are hiv negative.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2007, 06:50:31 PM »
Why did a clinic try to use that test?  why didn't they use an elsisa?

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2007, 06:53:22 PM »
mouse,

Sorry, but my crystal ball is in the shop. You'll have to ring the clinic and ask them yourself.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2007, 08:15:41 PM »
Sorry to bother you guys again, when I got this result a few months ago, I assumed that non-reactive was negative and did not talk to the doctor or nurse.  Do you think they gave me WB beacuse the Elisa ws positive?   I hope I'm just crazy.  TY

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2007, 09:18:35 PM »
Have no idea. Ask your doctor/person that gave you the results.

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Re: HIV 1/2 Screen RFLX WB Non-Reactive Non-Reactive?
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2007, 08:55:51 PM »
Went and got a rapid test after work.  From what I've read 137 days is worthy of being negative.  Thanks :)

 


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