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Old 09-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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HIV Test results clarification

I got a clarification that protected oral sex does not carry risk of HIV.

About 3 and half years before I had a protected oral sex and nothing else. Two months before I was advised to do a test. Me and my wife underwent Western Blot test and found both negative for all parameters.

My questions are as below:

1) If Western Blot test is negative, can I be 100% sure that I don't have any risk of HIV?

2) Can Western Blot test be done independently and directly or does it need ELISA test to be done first?

3) This test is done after about 3 and half years later I had protected oral sex. So can these tests be done at this stage?

Thanks in advance for your kind clarification.

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Re: HIV Test results clarification

You didn't need to test for HIV, you have and your conclusively negative and do not need to test again.
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Re: HIV Test results clarification

Agree, you were wrongly advised to test for HIV. But if it makes you feel better, it's impossible for someone who has HIV to have a negative WB. The test confirmed that you never had a risk and that's how you should interpret the result. Forget about this and move on with your life.

 
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Re: HIV Test results clarification

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My questions are as below:

1) If Western Blot test is negative, can I be 100% sure that I don't have any risk of HIV?
yes

2) Can Western Blot test be done independently and directly or does it need ELISA test to be done first?
it can be done independently

3) This test is done after about 3 and half years later I had protected oral sex. So can these tests be done at this stage?
they are considered accurate 4 weeks from exposure on.
your results would be considered conclusive


Thanks in advance for your kind clarification.
you are in the clear with hiv,
move on...

 
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Re: HIV Test results clarification

Thank you so much.

 
Old 09-29-2012, 12:45 AM   #6
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Re: HIV Test results clarification

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Agree, you were wrongly advised to test for HIV. But if it makes you feel better, it's impossible for someone who has HIV to have a negative WB. The test confirmed that you never had a risk and that's how you should interpret the result. Forget about this and move on with your life.
Thank you sir for your reply. Just wanted to share my feelings. Please don't get me wrong if I am asking anything repeatedly.

Since I am deep into confusion and anxiety, although I am logically sure that I do not have any infections, I am facing a really hard time to get rid of my fear and anxiety.

When I analyze the source of my fear, I could see that it is out of a doubt that "what-if" the condom (I had used for oral sex), had an unnoticed hole in it. If I remember correctly, the lady did oral sex for few times and then used her hand to ejaculate. And while she did that the condom did not break.

Unable to bear my psychological torture, I went for a second round of Western Blot test for me and my wife. And again the test proved negative for both of us for all parameters.

My intention is not to contradict or suspect the replies given by so many people, but only to share my fears which are not subsiding.

Is there a way to fight my fears and become normal as I was a few months ago? Thanks.

 
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Re: HIV Test results clarification

This forum is not for sharing fears mate, its about either a risk or about tests.

You are 100% HIV negative. Their is a Anxiety forum on health boards where you can post and will get the help and support your looking for.

All the best.
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