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An_247892 posted:
hello, experts

i am very worry because i tested for antibody hiv in a laboratory
and it came out negative...... at 9 weeks.
but my worry is that im afraid it change in the next 3 weeks

and now i noticed , a little black dot in my gum at the end of my last tooth, whic got me really scare, because a friend , told me that this is the first hiv symptoms

what are my chance of test again and get a + result?
shoud i test again?

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georgiagail responded:
It is HIGHLY unlikely to change in the next three weeks...

Look at it this way...

1. By 1 month post transmission, 95 percent of newly infected folks will have enough antibodies present to be picked up by current testing methods.

2. By 3 (12 weeks) months this figure has increased to 99.9 percent.

3. Your test done at 9 weeks falls somewhere in between this but far closer to the 99.9 percent rate.

4. Therefore, it is highly (and I do mean highly) unlikely that someone would test negative at 9 weeks and positive at 12.

Stop listening to your friend. A black dot on gums in not a sign of HIV.

lolo696 replied to georgiagail's response:
allright , thank you Gail.
i will test in the next 3 week anyway , but now i know it is highly
unlikely that my negative result change...

and i will share it to all user, that enter here
to get support..

big hugs , and thank you

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