... If anything, these rapid tests are over sensitive. STOP reading about this. All you need to know has been said here. Googling HIV stuff leads to some very ignorant things. ... (23 replies)
... Hi everyone, I have been following this forum quite a lot recently as I have had concerns about a recent incident I had with a sex worker. I have chosen this forum over others as there seems to some very sound advice and extensive knowledge on the subject. ... (9 replies)
... Iam aged 25 yrs indian male. I met a local prostitute on one month back. We had vaginal sex for 5 min using a condom. As of my knowledge my condom was intact. i dont konow it has any holes or not. No oral sex. After sex I had cleaned my penis with water. ... (5 replies)
... After you realize that you have acquired HIV from your sexual encounter the first thing comes into mind lets search it on net and find the answer for your worry, questions and tension. ... (10 replies)
... After doing this I read on net that oral sex can also be risk for HIV and It made me so worried and I read more and more about symptoms and other details about HIV. ... (10 replies)
... I feel better now. I have never thought that such a thing can happen to me. can't wait for the 12 week test. Maybe I'll have one more rapid test in the meantime because this waiting is killing me. I'll go for it at 9 and a half weeks. I hope it will give me some peace of mind if negative of course. ... (39 replies)
... Ok, well dont call the prison, that is complete paranoia and over kill about the situation. ... (13 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)