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Old 08-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Shall I move on from worrying?

Hi ,

I had a condom breakage exposure(Vaginal) with a CSW a few weeks back , and am very worried now.

I tested for HIV antibodies at 8 weeks . Negative

The CSW tested for HIV antibodies and antigens at 9 weeks . Negative

I again tested for HIV antibodies at 10 weeks . Negative

this is my only exposure.

shall i put my fears to rest and move on?

am straight, i dont do drugs and am a healthy individual.

 
Old 08-26-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

In practical terms, I would say that you are most certainly in the clear, for the following reasons:

1. Antibody tests are highly accurate 6 weeks or later. With modern testing it is unheard of for a negative result at 6 weeks to change, and you have tested well beyond that at 10 weeks.

2. If the CSW was recently infected (in the window period), her test would have been positive for the same reasons.

In theory, meaning according to testing guidelines, you should have a confirmatory test at 3 months, but at this point it's academic. Any test that you take from here on out over this exposure will be negative.

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

Fully agree with what JOggen has said to you, but 12weeks is the current CDC guide lines so we always go by that. As joggen said, its very unlikley to change, but 12 weeks is golde buds.
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

Hey All,

I got my 14 weeks Test . "Negative" "Non Reactive".

I think I am in the clear now. thanks for the support .

what do you guys think ?

 
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

move on,
you should have no hiv concerns.

 
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I think I am in the clear now
You are in the clear now

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

thanks guys for all the support during a difficult phase in life

 
Old 09-17-2012, 07:09 AM   #8
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

Now , I have reading this HIV2 may have delayed seroconversion and my exposure was in Mumbai (India) where HIV 2 is prevalent.

does HIV II alsohave the same 3 Months window period?

 
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Now , I have reading this HIV2 may have delayed seroconversion and my exposure was in Mumbai (India) where HIV 2 is prevalent.

does HIV II alsohave the same 3 Months window period?
Thats incorrect HIV 1 and 2 have the same testing period, 3months.

Your HIV conclusive
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

"your HIV Conclusive" , i hope you meant , I am Conclusively negative for HIV. and I am in the clear?

 
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Re: Shall I move on from worrying?

Yup sorry, you HIV negative, its conclusive
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