Please Answer - Hiv Test Question
Mar 5, 2013
Hello Ms. Southall,
Can you provide me with any insight on this matter?
I had three exposures to an individual who is HIV +, not sure when he was infected, but he is undetectable without meds.
Exposures - 2 insertive anal intercourse, second time with condom except briefly at end. Dates - End of June 2012 and around or before August 8, 2012.
Also, unprotected oral sex, very briefly did I perform on him, no ejaculation. This was on September 7, 2012.
I was tested as follows:
October 16 - Nonreactive Clearview Rapid Statpak
October 26 - Negative HIV PCR DNA and Nonreactive HIV EIA through Quest Diagnostics
December 11 - Nonreactive Clearview Statpak
February 12, 2013 - Nonreactive Clearview Statpak.
I took prednisone starting in middle of January of this year with fairly high dose (40 mg a day/7 days, 20 mg a day/7 days, then reduced to 10, 5, and 2.5 mg a day/every other day).
Am I in the clear? I have asked so many times and no answers...
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days if no other exposures happened during this time than the results of the test are conclusive. Having a negative test 5 months after exposure you are HIV free.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.