shingles after 7 weeks, tested negative at 10 weeks
Mar 17, 2012
This is the 3rd time I'm asking this so sorry but I really need to put my mind at ease. I've had 2 encounters (protected sex, unprotected oral on both occasion) with a sexually active woman (same person, unknown status) in a span of 1 week. 7 weeks after the 2nd encounter, I had a bout of shingles and burning tongue which went away after 2 weeks with meds. Since they are sometimes associated with HIV, I decided to take a rapid kit test at 10 weeks and the results came back negative. Is this result conclusive? I have a pregnant wife and I really need to know.
Response from Mr. Cordova
Most people will show up positive by 28 days. However, only HIV tests done outside of the 90 day window are considered conclusive. I do not think that your risk warranted testing. Protected penetrative sex and unprotected oral sex would not be high-risk activities.
However, I understand that you have a pregnant wife, and need to know for sure. I would follow up your 10 week test with a 12 week test just to be certain. I am confident it will remain negative.
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