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Anonymous
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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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      #203452 - 08/14/06 11:57 AM



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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
      #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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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? new
      #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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Is this accurate ?
      #203487 - 08/14/06 06:15 PM

I am the original poster however I have recently registered I have a feeling I will be here alot. So I have done so much research today and I found this under postgradute med studies check this out and let me know if it is accurate. Thanks http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/1997/10_97/schacker.gif

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