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justscared26 posted:
I had a high risk exposure (unprotected anal) and I have been terrified ever since.

I have tested negative 4 times.

7 weeks oraquick finger prick

10 weeks at home oraquick oral test

10 weeks oraquick finger prick

16 weeks at home oraquick oral test

All negative!

The at home tests were done following the how to video step by step.

Am I in the clear? I have been going crazy I can't focus.
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georgiagail responded:
The recommended time period for testing is at least 12 weeks after a potential exposure. Thus your 16 week test clearly shows a negative status.

Yes; you are in the clear. Stop going crazy!

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
I'm just terrified. I feel like my anxiety is off the charts. I can't help but think about it.
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
Why are you terrified? Your tests have shown you are HIV negative.

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
I see people post about how the at home test is not as accurate... I think I just need someone so say you are 100% in the clear.
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
You are 100 percent in the clear.

If you still don't believe the home tests, then go get tested through a physicians office.

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
How accurate is the at home oraquick past the 3 month
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
Extremely accurate.

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
What does cause delayed hiv antibodies? Also can having another sti delay them?
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
Severe medical issues that affect the immune system; things like having undergone chemotherapy or having had an organ transplant where one would then be on immune suppressing medication to prevent the immune system from attempting to reject the new organ (the immune system would see the transplanted organ as a foreign body).

No, another STI would not delay the development of antibodies to HIV.

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
I woke up today Coughing up phlegm, body aches, fever, a little diarrhea can this be delayed ARS?
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
No. ARS occurs two to six weeks after transmission.

Testing has shown your are HIV negative. Accept this very good news or consider some counseling to help you get over the fear of a disease you do not have.

Remember that around here we say "testing beats symptoms each and every time". ALL your tests have clearly shown this event did not leave you infected.

Gail
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
So I just did a 6 month oraquick home test and it came back negative. I guess I can stop testing now.
 
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justscared26 replied to georgiagail's response:
Gail can you please advise?
 
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georgiagail replied to justscared26's response:
Yes, you can stop testing. As previously stated, the recommended time period for testing is 3 months. At 16 weeks (4 months) your test result was negative. Therefore, it is not surprising that your six month test result would also be negative.

This event did not leave you infected with HIV.

Gail


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