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I have a question regarding HIV testing

I had an unprotected vaginal sex one time on July21, 2018 with a guy who claims is HIV negative but I don’t know if I could trust his word. Since then I have had 2 HIV tests done one on 35dayd- Alera Determine HIV 1/2 ag/an Test which was negative then another test at 46days HIV 4th Generation combo test - negative results. But It was recommended that I keep testing every three months until the end of the year just to ensure I am negative. This has made me very scared and I can’t sleep, I am imagining things and I am terrified. Are my negative results a good indicator that I will remain negative or should I keep testing ?
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A due/4gen is conclusive after 4 weeks so you are safe. You got bad advice and should stop testing.
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I feel a little better reading it and appreciate the advise.
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No need.4Th generation duo is conclusive at 4 weeks.you already tested twice after window period..the one who advised you may be doctor of preident bush era .lol.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to reply to my post. I really do appreciate it! After nurse practitioner that told me that I had to keep testing until the end of the year because my test could be false positives had me terrified. To be honest I was losing my mind with fear. So thank you.
What country are you in?
US/ NYC, I apologize for my typos, I meant to wright “false negatives” results not positive.
The expert docs that we rely on use 4 weeks. I was just curious if here odd advice was because she was in a foreign country where the state is phobic about HIV.
I am just curious why do a lot of websites suggest for individuals to retest at 90days to ensure they are negative ?
You will not find consensus, so you have to pick one that you feel comfortable with. We rely on the opinion of expert doctors and do not pay attention to other sites otherwise we would be here all day debating. Some sites usevery outdated guidelines, and some use theoretical risks that have never manifested in 40 years of HIV history so that is a useless theory.
I am sorry to bother you, is it very common that after a 6 week negative test to test positive at 12weeks with no other activity other than the one I mentioned ? My anxiety is getting the best of me and I just want to know.
This is an HIV forum and you got the test answers to the same question you keep posing so your problem is not disease, it is fear of disease. Your anxiety is a bit of a mental health issue at this point so see a therapist to put this behind you, since we can't provide that support here.
Sorry it’s me again, but I was searching this site and I found an old post from someone by the name dread600block. Who claims to have tested negative and at three months test positive. That seems very scary he they are telling the truth. I was starting to move on when I saw this post and it terrified me. I was starting to believe that my 4thGen combo test at 46days was a good indication that I am negative and can move on with my life.
How common is it to test negative at 6 weeks and then test positive at 12 weeks  with a 4th gen combo test?
I remember that guy. That guy was a liar. Over the years here, there have been proven liars who post deliberately false information just to scare people. He didn't even have a risk for hiv because he used a condom.

Regardless, his situation is totally irrelevant to yours. You've already tested conclusively negative, twice. If you're unable to accept your negative results then it's time to locate a counselor to discuss your irrational health phobia. You don't have HIV, as your two tests have proven. But you do have severe health anxiety, which requires therapy. Find a counselor and make an appointment before the end of this week because you're clearly in need of serious help.
you've been answered more than once, stop readi, stop looking for reason to question your test results or you will just keep worried. it doesnt sound like your anxiety has lessened any, so get help for it soon as possible. as far as that thread goes, the poster also thinks he got HIV from protected sex which does not happen, and believes you can get it if the bottom of the condom rips, which also is false as only your urethra needs to be covered. you will not get it otherwise. i didn't read all the old posts, but apparently the story changed a few times also from protected sex, to unprotected, back to protected. that person also had an anxiety issue clearly as they posted multiple threads, in multiple sections of the forum. perhaps they were looking for someone to say "it is possible" so they would think they needed to test again. who knows, its hard to guess their mental state, but do not put too much thought into it.  since you have so much free time to look at the bad, why dont you seach expert doctors answers that will back up our answers that were already provided (and correct)? you can find posts in the expert section from Dr. HHH that says the following "Last November I attended a large medical meeting in which 300+ HIV/AIDS experts were asked if they had had any patients in the past 5 years who took more than 6-8 weeks to turn positive.  Not one person raised his or her hand" so of you believe that one random person knows more or is more truthful than an expert whose whole life is devoted to this kind of stuff, along with THREE HUNDRED  other experts, you definitely need to seek help for anxiety soon as you can.

also, you're repeating questions over and over. eventually your thread will be closed and you will probably be warned by a mod. i suggest you re-read all the answers you were given, take the mental help advice, and move on.
sorry, typo. i meant stop reading*
Laxus2012, ur information is not on point cdc did a study 2017 I can link u that there were positives till 44 days after exposure plus the statement u make about hiv only can pass trough the urtheria is wrong.. Circumsized people have less risk because they're less hiv target cells on the head of the penis.. Because there is less mucus if you think I'm wrong prove me I can send u studys supported by hhh and hooks, even they say 6 week is conclusive now.. I don't want to scare you it's very low risk u will be alright like 99.9 procent of this forum.

Feel free to pm me laxus
Your comment is not relevant in the context of this thread, as the OP has tested negative at 46 days post-exposure.
I'm not going to try to prove you wrong or debate you,  if you think thats what this forum is for, you're sadly mistaken. I'm glad you felt obligated to sign up just to debate me, but nothing you said matters, she tested negative at over 6 weeks out and will remain negative.
Ur right.. Congrats and u will be safe agirlnyc
Thank for all the replies, it makes me feel a little better. I am also seeking therapy for anxiety. I am still struggling with anxiety and accepting My results and moving on. But I am hopeful that I will get better and hope to continue to stay safe.
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Two 4th gen test between 4thand 6 th weeks suggest you are negitive. It's conclusive by most doctors at six weeks
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Thank you so much for replying to my post. I truly appreciate the information. It makes me feel better to know that I can move on with my results. I really was having trouble sleeping since the nurse told me to keep testing until the end of the year. But since all of you kind individuals have replied to my post, I have felt better. So thank you again.
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