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unsure123unsure
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RAPE POST PEP TESTING
      #271882 - 04/30/13 04:36 PM

I was recently raped and I have a question about testing. I was placed on pep at 58 hours and completed it. I was told to test 4-6 weeks after finishing pep and then at three months post pep. I went for my first post pep test at 45 days after finishing pep and 10 weeks after the rape and the doctor tested me with an oral swab and not a blood test. It was negative. I was told this was a good indication of my status. My question to an expert out there would be should I ask for a blood test at my three month test ? My doctor stated that the oral swab test was highly accurate and at three months post pep was conclusive. He said he would give me a blood test but it is expensive and he didn't think it was necessary if i continued to test negative with the swab test. I just want to make sure this is the case. After reading through the message boards I just don't know what to think and want to have all the information possible. Does anyone have any advice?

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Re: RAPE POST PEP TESTING new
      #271884 - 04/30/13 06:12 PM

The swab test is accurate. It is the standard of initial testing even in my health dept. But for some folks thats not enough to calm their fears, and thats ok . Was the doctor you went to a private Dr? See about going to your local health department. For many they will pick up the billing. My thoughts to you , from one ex victim to another .

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Re: RAPE POST PEP TESTING new
      #271886 - 04/30/13 07:47 PM

Thank you for response I am trying to trust my doctor but anxiety is hard...even though I am in therapy I still feel really alone ...like no one I know can understand

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Re: RAPE POST PEP TESTING new
      #271890 - 05/01/13 08:31 AM

There are many here that do understand the fears and concerns even if the experience that led up to it may differ. If ever you want to talk privately about this your welcome to pm me.

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Re: RAPE POST PEP TESTING new
      #271899 - 05/01/13 01:50 PM

Quote:

Thank you for response I am trying to trust my doctor but anxiety is hard...even though I am in therapy I still feel really alone ...like no one I know can understand




very sorry for what you went through.

you must test at least 3 months from your last dose of PEP for an accurate result. please notice the person maybe was not infected, and if this was the case, then you can't be infected.

your 10th week result is highly unlikely to change.

a classical blood drawn (4th Generation Elisa nowdays) is better than an oral swab. it's not expensive and it's even free in some countries. if you're going to test for HIV, then my suggestion is to test with the best test available.

all the best.

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