I'm 20 years old. On December 25th, I had unprotected sex with an ex girlfriend. I assumed she had not had sex with anyone else. I recently found out that during the beginning of December, she had one unprotected encounter. I do not know the HIV status of the other male.
Had sex another time with her December 29th, this time PROTECTED. She bled quite a lot, as this happens to her sometimes.
The male she had sex with is 23, doesn't seem like typical group of someone who would have HIV, but I am being super paranoid.
As of last night (January 14th), a strong flu hit me. Fever, slight headache, body aching, chills, slight sore throat. The timing of all this is horrible. I'm not sure if the two are related. I should also add that up until this Saturday, my roommate did have the flu, so I could have just got it from him.
Not a problem. Given my test results 3 weeks after the encounter, and my lack of symptoms, how long should I wait to get tested again for conclusive results?
Also, the lady who I had intercourse with will be getting tested this week. It has been roughly 1.5 months since her single unprotected encounter with that other individual. How accurate will her test be at this point?
My ex had a rapid HIV antibody test done today at the clinic (results in 20 minutes or so). Negative result. It has been a little over 6 weeks since her exposure. How accurate is this result? I realize it is not conclusive, but just trying to possibly put my mind at rest until I can get tested at the 3 month mark for conclusive results.
HIV is very rare in the heterosexual population- it doesn't travel like the other STDs (e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhea). It's very unlikely that your ex had it in the first place (and now the chances are effectively zero). Community-acquired viruses (colds, flu) are much more common and contagious and produce the same symptoms, and it's the season for these infections. You really have nothing to worry about.