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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Hello everyone,

In a few words I would like to describe my story. This summer (20-25th of September) I had sex with a girl and after that she told me that she was raped earlier this summer (do not know when, I think In the beginning of August). While we were having sex (vaginal) the condom broke and I have pulled my penis out. (So I had unprotected "sex" for less than 2 seconds). When she told me about her horrible situation I started to worry (I believe this is normal). I came back to my country and did my first HIV test (ELISA) 3-4 weeks after the exposure (just to relax for a bit). It came back negative. My paranoia did not stop and I did second ELISA test at the 6th week - NEGATIVE. But after that I had few symptoms (dry cough, swollen lymph nodes, paint in the glands etc.). Well I have decided to make another test (10th-11th week) - again NEGATIVE and again the method was ELISA. But I still have this annoying dry cough and my lymph are still swollen.

I have asked this girl if she had tested for HIV and she told me that she did her test in October (probably mid October). And the test was negative.

My question is despite the symptoms I have, can I relax now after I did 3 tests and all of them came back negative (hers as well)?

*4th week - ELISA -Negative
6th-7th week - ELISA - Negative
10th-11th - 70 days after the exposure (70 days after the unprotected oral she gave me and more than 80 after when the condom broke) - ELISA, again NEGATIVE.

Thank you in advance and sorry for my English, but I am not a native English speaker.

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Hiya, well the combiation of the 3 tests, more so your last test confirm your HIV negative and you have nothing to worry about buds. Hope that helps and have a happy Xmas.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

the test results hold way more value then
your symptoms have towards diagnosing HIV.
you can focus on other causes for your symptoms
HIV should not be a concern
good luck

 
Old 12-12-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Thank you both of you! I was about to turn like those paranoid people, almost... I have made a lot of researches and I think you are right and I really have to stop worrying. Well to be honest sometimes I do, but I believe this is because of the illiteracy of other people... (Like my personal doctor - I went there yesterday and she told me that HIV can be find after the 6th month, but I am sure she is way out of date). Anyways - once again THANK YOU!

P.S. Well I will do one more test in the end of DEC. I do not know why, just I know myself.

 
Old 12-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Just a small update. It turned out that my last test on the 10th week was not ELISA IT WAS MEIA, does it make difference?

 
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Meia is a synonym for elisa, so your test was fine. :-)
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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Re: HIV tests came back negative, but still worried...

Thank you once again. I have asked you this, because I just don understand how a leading laboratory in my country does not know what they are talking about. They did not have a clue which generation was the ELISA (they did not know that ELISA had generations)... We have to learn a lot... Thank you for being so supportive!

 
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