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is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell?
      #203432 - 08/14/06 09:26 AM

I am a victim of rape and I know that he didn't use protection and that is all I know about him. I am so scared that I am going to have hiv. I had a test done at four weeks after which was negative and now my DR reccomends one at 7 weeks then again at 3 months post exposure but my question is can you tell 7 weeks afterward? Please help any advice would be helpful.

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203440 - 08/14/06 10:18 AM

CDC says the average time to test positive is 25 days. 7 weeks will be double that.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/HIV/wwwboard.html

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203443 - 08/14/06 10:30 AM

not conclusvely at 7... 13 conclusive..

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203448 - 08/14/06 11:33 AM

13 week nazi go back to aidsmeds

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203449 - 08/14/06 11:34 AM

hey rat ass boi she did not need to hear that...jerk! she was asking about her 7 week test. you don't get it do you !

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203451 - 08/14/06 11:54 AM

Stop rolling the dice on peoples lives shall we?

PS... I do have it... I hope you dont...

oh yeah, I can see the intelectual in you.. "Rat Ass Boi Jerk & Natzi?" Wow! Very becoming of you as usual...

There is a "window period" which is the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after HIV infection has begun. For the vast majority of those who will test positive, antibodies to HIV will develop within 4-6 weeks after exposure. Some will take a little longer to develop antibodies. To make certain that you receive a reliable test result, it's necessary to wait at least three months (13 weeks) after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested.

Getting tested before three months may result in an unclear result or a false negative. Some testing centers may recommend testing again at six months. All but less than 1% of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within three months (seroconversion is the development of detectable antibodies to HIV in the blood as a result of infection.) It's extremely rare for seroconversion to take more than six months to develop detectable antibodies.

No diagnostic test will ever be 100% reliable, but if you test negative at the appropriate time (i.e., 13 weeks after possible exposure to the virus), you can consider that to be a dependable confirmation that you are HIV negative.



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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203452 - 08/14/06 11:57 AM

u can believe these anonymous internet frauds if ya want.....from someone who lives with it, who works with others living with it, works directly with specialists on a regular basis....test at 3 months post exposure for a conclusive result*

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Ask The Doctor new
      #203453 - 08/14/06 12:08 PM

http://www.medhelp.org/



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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203457 - 08/14/06 12:14 PM

the only frauds around here are the 13 week nazis who are HIV infected.


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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203458 - 08/14/06 12:21 PM

This girl might not know about what Massachusetts says about the window period (6 weeks)and she might not know about Dr. Niel Constantine who studied the window period and said it is 3-5 weeks and she might not know about Dr. H Hunter Handsfield who has been testing people for 20 years and before that was a infectious disease doctor. He will tell her 6 weeks is CONCLUSIVE.

People come here for some compassion and her post was a classic to offer her some plus a little truth won't hurt too.



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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203462 - 08/14/06 12:37 PM

what you dont realise is the doctors research is limited to his actual specimons.....from there its simply an educated guess, that gets applied to everyone.....none of your Heros you listed have research the 40 million who have this disease.

like i said...you can believe the people who have gained fame and fortune, at the hands of HIV.....if thats what your life is worth to you*

you anonymous fuks are just that....out of work circus midgets, trying to be something you arent, and not doing a very good job of it*

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203464 - 08/14/06 02:03 PM

I am an emotional wreck and I can see that the majority of you are as well I really thank all of you for replying to my post and I will just play the waiting game for now I hope that I don't have HIV. Thanks to all of you for your help.

Lynn

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell? new
      #203465 - 08/14/06 02:08 PM

Lynn, wait the 3 months and test.....u gotta excuse some here, they tend to hide behind the anonymous tag, for the sole purpose of stirring the pot.....

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Lynn new
      #203469 - 08/14/06 02:31 PM

Lynn there is no reason for you to suffer for 13 weeks. Call this number and talk to the counselor.

1 800 235 2331

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Re: is seven weeks post exposure enough time to tell?
      #203480 - 08/14/06 05:00 PM

Lynn I agree with what Mr. Anonymous has said. Call that number and take the test. Your 7 week result will be your status and if you can not live with that result test again. Something the other people have not said to you was what you were asking about your 7 week result. No one goes from a complete negative at 7 weeks to a positive at 12. It just does not happen. You will be ok because over 50% of people will have a positive result by 21-23 days.

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