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Author Topic: how long?  (Read 3870 times)

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Offline treeboy77

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how long?
« on: February 03, 2008, 07:59:30 PM »
I am already poz and have been on this forum before.

I have a female friend that just has unprotected sex and the guy did not tell her before hand that he was positive.

She said that he did not "finish" but that they had sex for about an hour so there is a risk just the same.  I can't believe that she put herself in this situation, but the point is we are really worried.  She had a rapid test at 6 weeks and it came back Neg.  as well as a blood test that they said could detect in 10 days after exposure. also neg.
How accurrate do you think that is? how long before is is conclusive?
retest for sure correct?

I am very worried and so is she.  How much exposure is there if there is not ejaculation?

thank you very much

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Re: how long?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 08:11:53 AM »
Hi Sean,

The fact that no ejaculation took place lessens the risk, but does not remove it completely.

However, as your friend has tested negative at six weeks, it is VERY unlikely that she has been infected. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks. She still needs to get that result confirmed at the three month point. I don't expect her result to change.

I hope she learns from this near-miss and starts making sure her partners are wearing condoms. Have her read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so she can make sure they're being used correctly.

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