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radger
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5 week negative after 'exposure'
      #266666 - 09/16/12 12:33 PM

you might remember me, I was freaking out over an exposure of precum on an open kinda-bleeding scratch on my perineum. you told me not to worry, but at 3 weeks, my knees became extremely painful out of nowhere, with a tender groin lymphnode. this lasted a week (ended at 4 weeks after exposure) and at 5 weeks, I took an oraquick blood test and it came back negative. no symptoms following the knee pain. Should I take this negative and run with it?

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Re: 5 week negative after 'exposure' new
      #266675 - 09/17/12 06:38 AM

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Should I take this negative and run with it?



you were already advised you had no risk. so the only person who is able to answer that question is you. all is up to you.

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radger
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Re: 5 week negative after 'exposure' new
      #266682 - 09/17/12 10:49 AM

Thanks, Ashler. I obviously want to run with it, I am just nervous about the random and extreme knee pain that came out of nowhere, and the one groin lymph that was tender... I just need someone to straight out tell me that 5 weeks is enough. It all just keeps going through my head.

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Re: 5 week negative after 'exposure' new
      #266695 - 09/17/12 12:59 PM

if you had a risk, you need to test at 3 months or more from your last exposure.

if you had no risk, then testing was not necessary.

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Re: 5 week negative after 'exposure' new
      #266807 - 09/18/12 09:45 PM

well, I wish it were that easy. I know I am not a scientist, but it really seems like a viable risk to me. I will let you know after my test tomorrow evening. taking a 4 month oral swab, with my first negative being an oraquick rapid test at 5 weeks. Thanks for listening.

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