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Author Topic: Results taking over a week, is this a bad sign?  (Read 1276 times)

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Offline emilybraxton2010

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Results taking over a week, is this a bad sign?
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:50:07 PM »
I dated my now ex for about a year. He was tested for everything before we started having unprotected sex for the remainder of our relationship and he was negative for everything.

We ended things because I suspected him of sleeping with other woman. A year later in a moment of weakness we went on a date, I got pretty drunk and we had sex. I remember forcing him to use a condom, but a few weeks later (after hearing nothing) he text me and said I was way too drunk and aggressive that he didn't want to continue any kind of romantic relationship.

Also he stated we didn't use a condom. Now, it's been a year since that incident and I thought it was time to get an HIV test, HPV testing and all the other std tests they allow. Everything came back negative and NIL for my pap within a few days. Except HIV results....

It's been 8 days. No phone calls, but the result that is supposed to show online has not been posted. Am I just being paranoid or are they confirming a positive result?

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Re: Results taking over a week, is this a bad sign?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 03:01:35 PM »
Emily, not having received a result is frequently MISINTERPRETED as meaning the news is bad. There are all sorts of reasons that the results from a lab can be delayed.

Get in touch with the lab and ask them when you can expect your result.

Good luck with it and with getting the negative result.

In the future avoid excessive drinking when you are possibly going to have sex. Too much booze is a big red flag for not being able to make good safer sex decisions.
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Re: Results taking over a week, is this a bad sign?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 04:43:59 AM »
Thank you Andy, your reply calmed me down a bit. I know, it's a mistake I will never make again. It's now been 9 days, do you think they could have forgotten about the HIV test since I had so many other tests? I called and they said if I didn't see a result in another week to get retested.

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Re: Results taking over a week, is this a bad sign?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 05:18:32 AM »

It could be that particular tube got lost, mislabelled, or the label somehow damaged and unreadable.

I would suggest that you go to a clinic and get a rapid test so you won't have to wait on the results. You can find somewhere near you by putting your zip code into poz.com's Health Services Directory. Use the section at the top of the page.

The rapid tests are reliable and as it's been a year since this incident, a negative result will be conclusive.

Good luck.

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