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6 week HIV test
      #185498 - 04/09/06 10:16 AM

Does anyone know of anyone who tested negative at the 6 week mark following a risky sexual encounter and then subsequently tested positive?

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Re: 6 week HIV test new
      #185499 - 04/09/06 10:17 AM

nope

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Re: 6 week HIV test new
      #185504 - 04/09/06 11:02 AM

here is my take on this. 6 weeks puts you over the 90% mark and I have even read that a HIV doctor said he has never seen anyone test positive when they had a 8 week negative. of course there is a chance you could be positive IF you were indeed exposed to HIV and seroconverted. I think 6 weeks is a very magical point in testing and a 12 week is like heaven.

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Re: 6 week HIV test new
      #185574 - 04/09/06 10:04 PM

If I had a 6 week negative test following low risk exposures, would further testing be suggested by experts???

I know nothing is conclusive until 12/13 weeks, but if one combines the nature of risk with the 6 week result, isn't it an almost confirmatory result?

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Re: 6 week HIV test new
      #185592 - 04/10/06 01:18 AM

Your risk does carry weight in terms of testing and your odds of infection decrease after a negative 6 week test. Still, low or high risk, it is recommended to re-test at 12/ 13 weeks just to make sure as you already know.
You can however, breathe much easier now. Your NEG 6 week result combined with your low risk exposure will most likely yield another NEG result at 3 mos.
Good luck!

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Re: 6 week HIV test new
      #185637 - 04/10/06 11:38 AM

hi

regards from india

Unlikely it would such an event would take place.

Goodluck

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