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Very scared
Jan 22, 2012

Exactly 20 weeks ago I had protected sex with a asian massage parlor girl. I developed a bad rash. At the 9 week mark I tested positive for herpes simplex 2 and negative for HIV. I retested for Hiv at 14 weeks via a oraquick test at planned parenthood and again at 16 weeks via Elisa blood test at my Doctors office. Again I tested negative. I wasn't really worried but in the last month I have been experiencing some pretty bad peripheral nueropathy symptoms. On your opinion should I consider my tests so far conclusive or should I continue to test..... Hope you have a good holiday season

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi, It sounds like you are on the right track for testing and the standards for rapid HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. However, when someone has had a known exposure to someone with HIV, you could perform a six month test, just to be extra cautious.

I would get the test at 90 days and if negative then have peace of mind that you are. If you want to be sure than another test at 6 months.

Hope this helps.

Be well Shannon



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