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how much is my percentage?
Braja posted:
I just undergo a rapid test for HIV after two months of risky exposure. It shows negative. Is the result dependable?I know that 3 months will be more accurate but I just can't take off my mind, so I just take the test earlier..
georgiagail responded:
It is estimated that 95 percent of newly infected folks will have enough antibodies present by 1 month post exposure to test "reactive" (i.e., positive) at that time period.

By three months, this has increased to 99.99 percent (the small percentage who need to wait for six month testing are those whose immune systems have been damaged by other, very severe medical issues).

Someone who tests at two months would fall between these two statistics. Thus it is HIGHLY unlikely that someone would test negative at two months and positive at three.

I hope this brings you some comfort.

Braja replied to georgiagail's response:
yea,it definitely brings me the comfort, but recently, I have something that irritates me in the throat. it feels like something stuck in it. it has been a few days. do you have any idea of what it is? and I admit that I am depressed and stress out for the first 3 weeks after the risky exposure which is unprotective vaginal insertive sex. I hope the thing inside my throat will not affect my health. I tested negative for all the STDs.
georgiagail replied to Braja's response:
Sorry; I have no idea what is irritating your throat. Take comfort that it has nothing to do with HIV though.


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