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Author Topic: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?  (Read 387 times)

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Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« on: August 07, 2019, 08:32:19 am »
I took an oraquick test at 11 weeks & 2 days post an encounter I was anxious about. Should I test again? Iíd rather save my money if I can but donít know if i should test again. Is this a pretty good indicator of my status? I keep thinking what if the test didnít work correctly...

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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 08:40:15 am »
Also, since this encounter, I was in another situation but am unsure of the risk level. I was on top of a guy with my clothes on (I told him i didnít want to have sex just for personal reasons) so we were just kissing. He then moved my shorts to the side & touched his penis on my vagina & when i realized this i told him to stop. Even though i didnít want to have sex with him, i performed oral & he ended up finishing on my backside while i still had my clothes on. Iím PRETTY sure none of if got anywhere near my vagina but Iím paranoid some of it may have touched. Would you consider this something to be concerned about?

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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 09:34:18 am »
Hiya

Look 2nd encounter no HIV risk with the giving oral near negligible risk not requiring testing outside of routine..

I'll give you an additional free post but can't fully answer the first post without understanding the exposure?
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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 09:49:56 am »
The first encounter was with the same person. It was unprotected vaginal sex. If it makes any difference he did not finish at all. I was so paranoid the next day that I went out & bought an oraquick test for him to take (results were negative). I understand the window period but that was my only way of getting reassurance quickly since he didnt really show an interest when i asked him to get tested at the doctors. This person seemed like an average guy, no drug use that i know of etc. I tried to wait the full 12 weeks but was too anxious, so i took the oraquick at 10 weeks and then 11 weeks & 2 days since that encounter. Both were negative

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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 11:33:21 am »
Hiya

In short, I strongly suspect you will be fine, just retest to confirm that.

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an average guy, no drug use that i know of etc
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I'm an average guy I think, working Joe with kids alas HIV simply does not care and, his results or uninterest in testing are equally irrelevant.

Anyhow yes, you did have a risk from the intercourse, although I do not expect an 11-week rapid test result to change when retesting at the 3-month mark I do still recommend you retest to confirm your negative HIV status.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 12:10:42 pm »
Iím sorry I didnít mean average in that way, just that I didnít suspect any high risk behavior in this person. Thank you for your response. One more thing, tomorrow would be 3 months since this encounter, would today be okay to test one more time? Or do i have to wait until tomorrow

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Re: Oraquick 11 weeks & 2 days?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 12:44:44 pm »
 :) I do get you, but look the high-risk behaviours you are concerned most people living with HIV don't have. The main transmission route globally for decades has been sex yet sadly both people living with HIV and at the same time, people using drugs are stigmatized by often well-meaning people. 

Anyhow I know you are just scared and, don't mean anything negative, my point was just to highlight that your focus should be your own HIV risks and reducing those risks in the future instead of focusing on what other people may or may not have done in their past as it's irrelevant. I will leave it at that.

Thank you for your response. One more thing, tomorrow would be 3 months since this encounter, would today be okay to test one more time? Or do i have to wait until tomorrow

You're welcome.
Tomorrow or today, no difference. So test, I fully expect a negative result and once you test to confirm this it will hopefully give you some peace of mind.

Take it easy

Best, Jim


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