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Author Topic: Waiting on test results  (Read 509 times)

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Offline Happydays1972

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Waiting on test results
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:35:38 pm »
Couple weeks after unprotected vaginal sex I experienced mild lymph nodes swelling, night sweats and fatigue. Frustrated and wanting a conclusion I decided to take an HIV rna test at 52 days post exposure. The anxiety is killing me. I took the 4th gen at 24 and 33 days apart both negative.  I'm really praying for another chance.

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Waiting on test results
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 10:25:07 pm »
From the details of your post, it appears highly likely that you are HIV-negative, since it is quite unlikely that your 4th generation test will change to positive at this point.

Though many experts recommend testing for HIV-antibodies six weeks after potential exposure, then at 13 weeks past for confirmation of the six week results, 4th generation test can be considered conclusive earlier than that.

Work with you healthcare provider to determine when you can consider your test to be conclusive. 

Also, since we moderators do not address symptoms of acute HIV-infection on these forums, because symptoms, if they occur at all, vary widely, discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider, if they are still present and disturb you.
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