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Old 11-09-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Fear and paranoia

A little over a year ago I had an unprotected regular sexual encounter. 5 months later I started to freak out, called my partner and was told he was sure he didn't have HIV, he said he would take the test and said he did and in about 2 weeks told me everything was fine. In the meantime I took the test as well and it came back negative. Then I started reading about windows, etc and took another one at about 9 months out and it came back negative as well. I went to the local health department so I'm not sure what test was done but both took about 2 weeks to get back, health dept. said they have to mail them off and then wait for the mail to return. Anyway, is 9 month post event enough to confirm that I don't have HIV?

 
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Re: Fear and paranoia

Hi there,

Yes you can consider your nine month test results conclusive. Three months is generally considered conclusive but in exceptional cases, where there maybe underlying health issues, a six month test maybe recommended.

In your case though, it is safe to say you do not have HIV.

Regards Kevin.

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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Re: Fear and paranoia

Can medication effect your HIV results?

 
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Re: Fear and paranoia

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Can medication effect your HIV results?
most meds won't, but there are a few that will
immune disorder drugs,cancer drugs are known to mess up tests.
one thing is if the test is messed up,
you will get a false positive,not a false negative..

seeing you AND your partner both tested negative.
there is no chance either of you have hiv.
9 months is plenty of time past any window for any test.
give it up
you don't have hiv
if you are getting symptoms
working with your doctor is the best thing
you can do.
good luck

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Re: Fear and paranoia

I was trying to be very positive so had test done at approx. 16months out but had just stopped taking Methylprednisolone (3 days prior to test) due to breaking out in unexplained hives (arms/legs/face) but since it supresses your immune system I wasn't sure if the negative results were still correct.
Thanks, again. Paranoia combined with guilt of doing something stupid are misserable company.

 
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Re: Fear and paranoia

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Can medication effect your HIV results?
Only medication like PEP or anti rejection drugs for organ transplants or chemo itself. At 5 months your results are conclusive
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