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Author Topic: Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative  (Read 2949 times)

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Offline LadyMisty1207

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Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative
« on: July 08, 2014, 06:00:48 pm »
Backstory: Back in May that my bf of 3 1/2 yrs tested poz at that time I tested negative 2x, once with a swab test at the E.R. back in Feb and with a rapid test and extended lab results in May..I needed to see the doctor today because I was a little dehydrated and my primary is away on vacation so I went to the E.R. and they gave me a swab test again which came out negative.

Question: Second swab test shows negative, should I still do the rapid and extended test again?? Back in May, the doctor said to come back 2 to 3 months which mean this month or next.

***Boyfriend was infected almost 4 years ago but showed no signs until April of this year that's why I am asking***

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 06:12:29 pm »
You can use a standard antibody test at 3 months for your conclusive result . A six weeks negative test rarely goes on the be positive so you should expect a negative result when you retest at 3 months OR 12 weeks .

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 suggest that you test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.
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Offline LadyMisty1207

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Re: Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 10:30:54 pm »
Thanks Jeff, it is still crazy to me that he never showed any of the typical signs after a person becomes infected.

Offline 2tcells

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Re: Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 01:21:37 am »
its not crazy, many people don't have symptoms for many years. 6-8 years is what a chart I saw today at the dr office said. I had no symptoms til about 10 years (estimate)
7-4-13 diagnosed   cd4- 2      vl-220,600
8-3-13                     cd4- 4      vl- 448
9-3-13                     cd4- 40    vl- ud
11-3-13                   cd4- 54    vl-ud
1-9-14                     cd4- 62    vl- 43
4-3-14                     cd4- 110  vl-ud
8-5-14                     cd4- 95    vl-ud
9-23-14                   cd4- 97    vl-ud
1-22-15                   cd4- 156  vl-ud
4-14-15                   cd4- 122  vl-ud
6-12-15                   cd4- 148  vl-?
8-15-15 start stribild
9-3-15                     cd4- 152 vl-ud
11-25-15                  cd4- 211 vl-20
2-17-16                   cd-4 194 vl-ud
4-1-16 start genvoya
5-10-16                   cd-4 220 vl-ud
9-19-16                   cd-4 182 vl-ud
12-2016                  cd-4  267!vl-ud
2018 cd4 187 switching meds

Offline LadyMisty1207

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Re: Boyfriend Poz / Me still showing at negative
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:22:34 am »
Thanks 2tcells for the info.


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