|multiple oraquick at home test... please help help
Nov 11, 2012
I really need some help about 8 or 9 years ago I hadunprotected sex with a women of unknown status. A year later I met my wife and we have been monogamous for 7 years now. She had a similar indecent to me prior to us meeting. Since then neither one of us have had an HIV test and over this time I have had shingles and she has had vial Pharyngitis. Well for the last 2 years we have been trying to start a family andthe Dr has ordered an HIV test. I was scared to death that I took 4 of the new oraquick rapid oral HIV antibodie test. All for can back negative no question...I followed thethe directions to a "t". Also my wife took the exam on 11/4/2012 and it was negative. Can these test be deemEd reliable and conclusive or is further testing needed. Doc please help I have been a Mess. I just want to get past this for ever and move on with my life... Thanks for all your help donation coming soon
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The home test are as accurate as the rapid oral test we offer in our office. I would say that after 4 test and it being 8-9 years after your unprotected experience your test is accurate for that exposure. The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 90 days, if both of these tests are negative then so are you, as long as there were no other types of exposure during that 3 month period, if so then the timing starts over again.
No reason to be a mess, you are HIV free!
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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