... First off, HIV rapidly dies when exposed to air. So unless the lancet you were stuck with was used by someone seconds before, there is no need to be worried. ... (5 replies)
... I have been in total turmoil over being accidently stuck with a used Lancet . ... (5 replies)
... Ok, well dont call the prison, that is complete paranoia and over kill about the situation. ... (13 replies)
... You are over testing....there runs a risk for getting a false positive. ... (4 replies)
... If so, your chlamydia could not possibly have put you at greater risk for HIV as it was NOT an active infection at the time. ... (22 replies)
... A test that tests for antigen and antibodys is a 4th generation test and its called a combo or duo, they are the most common although their are lesser common tests brand names. 2nd generation tests only test for antibodys. ... (12 replies)
... no matter what generation it was?
and thank you (5 replies)
... A 3 month test is final and conclusive to what ever risk that was, the facts are quiet clear you do not have HIV and you do not need to test again. ... (5 replies)
... my friend thinks he has hiv so i have been bugging him to get tested. he claims he went for test but i think hes just saying that. he went for test 4 weeks after possible exposure he tested negative but said the sexual health nurse didnt mention going back for a conlcusive test. ... (2 replies)
... do you think it can change in the next 3 weeks? ... (13 replies)
... Yes, it would really be extremely rare for it to change. Don't be afraid of the final conclusive test. ... (15 replies)
... but my test is 4 generation? ... (15 replies)
... There is very conflicting information on the internet. ... (10 replies)
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... so you're suggesting it's quite ok to just focus on my anxiety... and forget everything about HIV and that a conclusive 3 week post exposure negative is final? ... (69 replies)
... the 3 month mark is still being used because of
very rare extreme cases that might not show up before then.
alot of those cases will usually get whats called indetrminte results
and they will then repeat the test again until they get
a valid result.
you never had an exposure anyway
so whatever test you take will yield the same
result that you have.
move on and use... (9 replies)
... Well your first round of tests were negative. Your second lot are fully conclusive, your HIV negative - Fact :)
6 month testing is outdated unless your a long term IV drug user ( which you are not ) so overall, as you didnt have a risk ( only fictional ) you can be 100% sure you do NOT have HIV ;) (9 replies)
... week antibody test negative along with a 11 week NAT. Now I know that I hear that a 3 month antibody test that is negative is conclusive, but I keep reading these forums online that consider testing out to 6 months for a conclusive result. ... (9 replies)
... Goverment guide lines still state 3 months, due to some countries using older generation testing Kits. 4 weeks is a good indication but not conclusive. 6 weeks would be very reasuring, 8 weeks more less conclusive. Again this is using the latest testing kits like a HIV DUO. ... (18 replies)
... If you go on the internet I guarentee you to will get every symtom there is to get . You can also worry you're self sick . The most important thing is to stay calm and be patient . ... (2 replies)