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Author Topic: Oraquick swab at 6 weeks? Good indicator ??  (Read 572 times)

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Oraquick swab at 6 weeks? Good indicator ??
« on: August 14, 2020, 03:52:24 pm »
About 7 weeks ago I had a sexual encounter with a male, Iím a female, where I think he may had slid the condom off in the middle of it. I know that he didnít not cum in the condom or inside of me so I knew the condom came off at some point.
i am concerned because I had bacterial vaginosis during this encounter and I heard that it increases your chance of getting the disease. How much does this increase your chance by?

i had a finger prick test at 8 days-negative which I know is too early to test but I got it done with other std testing

at 6 weeks I did an at home oraquick mouth swab by myself and it came back negative.
Now I am concerned that because of it testing saliva that it might not of picked up the antibodies.
when do antibodies appear in salvia as opposed to blood?
is this 6 week test a good indicator of my status?- I know it is not conclusive until 12 weeks
does the fact that this was a saliva test make the 6 week test less accurate?

i got a 4th gen test done at 6 weeks and Iím awaiting those results, Iím just scared that Iíd get a conflicting result.
when I get the 6weekth gen result would that be conclusive?

thank you for your helping people in a time of need!

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Re: Oraquick swab at 6 weeks? Good indicator ??
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 04:14:26 pm »
Hiya,

Look got to be honest maybe he simply didn't cum, faked it, happens. Anyhow, I see no logical reason for concern but if it gives you reassurance then by all means test.

Test at 6 weeks post-exposure with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test, a negative result at that time will rarely ever change, although, you can test for a definite result at 3 months post-exposure if you wish. If you are testing with rapid tests then just wait and test at 3 months as results before that are unreliable.

Here's what you need to know 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Oraquick swab at 6 weeks? Good indicator ??
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2020, 04:27:02 pm »
Thank you for your quick response!
He did cum as he did cum on me not in me (I know this does not pose a risk for transmission) he took the condom off before he came, just now sure if it was after penetration.

I am getting a 4th generation test done that was a few days after 6 weeks just waiting on results from that. In the meantime I did an Oraquick oral fluid test and got a negative result at 6 weeks. How accurate is this result, Iím scared that the blood test would be different from the Oraquick test even though it was taken a few days apart

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Re: Oraquick swab at 6 weeks? Good indicator ??
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020, 04:32:31 pm »
Okay, that makes more sense.

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I am getting a 4th generation test done that was a few days after 6 weeks just waiting on results from that. In the meantime I did an Oraquick oral fluid test and got a negative result at 6 weeks. How accurate is this result, Iím scared that the blood test would be different from the Oraquick test even though it was taken a few days apart

Asked and answered though, If you are testing with rapid tests then just wait and test at 3 months as results before that are unreliable. I'm not going to put a number on testing far too early with these tests, the window period is for a reason, However, ill add that any negative result is encouraging.

As for the other test, a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test at 6 weeks, a negative result will rarely ever change, (near 98%) although, you can test for a definite result at 3 months post-exposure if you wish.

Try not to stress and wait for the results.
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