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Old 10-27-2010, 08:23 AM   #1
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HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

Hello board,

Last week I had a negative rapid test at exactly 4 weeks post exposure, I had slight contact with an HIV positive female, where I penetrated unprotected for less than 2 seconds.

Afterwards, I had severe anxiety with a lot of tingling sensations in my muscles, once I found out they were probably caused by anxiety all the "symptoms" dissappeared.

I havent had any of the major initial effects that I have been reading about such as swollen lymph nodes, high fever, sore throat, rashes, and etc., but I was just wondering how accurate was this 4 week HIV test....and btw it was done in NYC

thanks for your help

 
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

considering your brief exposure,lack of symptoms and your test results
i would say things are looking very good in your favor.
this might make you feel better..

i was told by research nurse and a quest employee (quest is one
of the few places that test blood samples in the usa)
that it can be found in as little as 21 days or so.

the cdc guidelines are 3 months to be conclusive
the cdc has no choice but to take the road of caution.
you should feel a little better that they can find it in less time
then you have waited so far.
ride those thoughts for a few weeks and then put it all away for good
with a 3 month test.
good luck

 
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:53 AM   #3
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

thanks smiteler, I have been reading a lot of your post and youre a strong man...keep it up

 
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

Dirk,

I have learned a lot over the past 15 weeks. That being said, you should find a clinic that does the newly approved duo test hiv1/2 and p24 test it is virtually 100% accurate at 4 weeks. Don't fall into the PCR trap as I did, waste of money. A 6 week lab test will be a good indication of status at 3 months.

symptoms or lack of symptoms are of no use in diagnosing HIV. Please feel free to drop a note if ya need support. ONE LAST PIECE TRUST YOUR TESTS!!!!

 
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

I JUST GOT A NEGATIVE AT 5.5 WEEKS!!!!!

how good do I look to be conclusively negative?

 
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

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I JUST GOT A NEGATIVE AT 5.5 WEEKS!!!!!

how good do I look to be conclusively negative?

the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert
(show symptoms) and test positive by six weeks with today's tests.
A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.
i would say that things are looking really good for you.

 
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I JUST GOT A NEGATIVE AT 5.5 WEEKS!!!!!

how good do I look to be conclusively negative?

Well thats certainly postive news.. at 6 weeks its concidered 98%.. so the chances of being positive are now very low indeed.. 13 weeks is always conclusive. The risk you had was indeed very small anyway ( due to the very short time. Also if she was on HIV medication then very very low ), so honestly, i cant see the results changing. Lastest tests these days pick up the virus within 7 days..

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:06 AM   #8
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

yesterday was 13 weeks + 1 day and I got a negative test!!!!

my girlfriend got sick 3 days ago and had to be taken to a hospital, she was diagnosed with gastroentitis (a food poison/stomach virus thingie) and I was terribly afraid it was HIV instead.

Then a day later I got sick with a cold!!, I was so terrified going into the test, but God saw it through.

Thanks for everyones support and the people on this board.

 
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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

Well im sorry to hear about your partner, i hope she gets better for Xmas, so she can eat and drink as much as i will lol. But great news on the negative results m8.

Hope you both have a very Happy xmas

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Re: HIV negative at 4 weeks accuracy?

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yesterday was 13 weeks + 1 day and I got a negative test!!!!

my girlfriend got sick 3 days ago and had to be taken to a hospital, she was diagnosed with gastroentitis (a food poison/stomach virus thingie) and I was terribly afraid it was HIV instead.

Then a day later I got sick with a cold!!, I was so terrified going into the test, but God saw it through.

Thanks for everyones support and the people on this board.
the hiv test is great news
now you know hiv is not what you have to worry about
have a happy holiday!

 
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