HIV and Herpes Blood tests
Hi everyone, I had unprotected sex both 10 weeks ago and 8 weeks ago with the same girl. I do not know her sexually history, and but would probably categorize it as a high risk scenario even though she wasn't a sex worker.
The first time we had sex I noticed I was badly chaffed, that would later become infected. After a week and a half it was crusting over when I came to the realization that I probably had herpes. I went back to her place to confront her but ended up having sex again, my logic being I couldn't make it any worse (until my doctor informed me of HIV).
So once again I was chaffed or had open herpes, so I went to my doctor two days later. He did a culture (and every other test) which came back negative for herpes. I've done a lot of internet research and know the swab is notorious for false negatives if you don't get it from a fresh lesion.
If she did give me herpes it was after the first encounter, so I did a blood test (both types) at 10 weeks which came back negative. My doctor said this is conclusive I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER ONE. I did a HIV test at the same time which has not come back, but would be 8 weeks after last exposure.
1. Is it possible I acquired both HIV and Herpes and my bodies immune system isn't building antibodies as fast because of the tax of both diseases?
2. Can I rely on the test results for herpes at 10 weeks?
3. But most importantly, how accurate will my HIV test be at 8 weeks? (I WILL BE GETTING ANOTHER AT THE 3 MONTH MARK)
I am extremely worried, barely sleeping. I cannot wait for this three month window to be done. I don't honestly care if I have herpes, but I'll be devastated if I have HIV as it will affect my career. I hope God lets me role the dice just this once, I will never make these choices again I couldn't bear doing this over.
Last edited by EHeaven; 08-03-2012 at 02:10 PM.