|AM I NEGATIVE? SHOULD I TEST AGAIN NOW?
Jul 8, 2012
I HAD PROTECTED VAGINAL SEX AND UNPROTECTED LONG TIME ORAL SEX WITH A WOMAN THAT IS POSITIVE TO HIV. SHE TOLD ME AFTER. I GOT TESTED TWICE.
I AM CONFUSED ABOUT THE EXACT DATE OF THE CONTACT. I KNOW FOR SURE THAT IT HAPPENED NOT EARLIER THAN "3 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS" BEFORE MY FIRST TESTING. I REMEMBER THAT IT HAPPENED "5 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS" BEFORE BUT I AM NOT SURE, SO I DO MY CALCULATIONS WITH THE WORST SCENARIO(3 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS).
1ST TESTING AFTER 3 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS - NEGATIVE (ELISA value:0.05). ALSO NEGATIVE FOR ALL STD'S
~ 10 DAYS AFTER... I GOT ILL, LOSS OF WEIGHT, SORE THROAT ~ 5 DAYS AFTER... MY HEALTH IS FINE
2ND TESTING 3 WEEKS AFTER THE FIRST TEST - NEGATIVE (ELISA value:0.05). (6 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS TOTALLY)
SO I HAVE TWO NEGATIVE TESTS (IN 3 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS AND IN 6 WEEKS AND 3 DAYS) BOTH WITH SAME LOW NEGATIVE VALUE
MY DOCTOR TOLD ME TO FORGET ABOUT IT AND FIND A GIRLFRIEND ALWAYS USING CONDOM. THE DOCTOR TOLD ME TO TEST IN NOVEMBER IN ORDER TO CLOSE THIS CHAPTER FINALLY. IT HAS BEEN OVER 40 DAYS SINCE MY LAST CHECK AND I STILL CAN'T SLEEP EASILY. I AM THINKING OF ANOTHER TEST NOW.
PLEASE TELL ME SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER OR SHOULD I TEST NOW? HOW POSSIBLE IS IT TO BE POSITIVE AFTER EVERYTHING THAT I DESCRIBED YOU. PLEASE ANSWER TO MY QUESTIONS I WILL BE GRATEFULL
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi First oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. The second is testing. The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of these tests are negative then so are you. If at the 3 month mark from the time of exposure you test come back HIV negative then so are you.
I hope this helps, be well and stay safe, Shannon
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