3195223 tn?1345097910

Likely outcome at 12 weeks?


Let me cut the long story short.

Brief (~5 minutes) , one-time unprotected sex with a long time friend -of unknown status. I ejaculate outside her then go to the shower to wash up and take a p i ss

The usual panic, self-examination and self-diagnosis

-10 days later developed a sensitive, irritable stomach. Passing loose stool up to twice a day

-Had an antibody ELISA at 3 weeks after the exposure; result was NEGATIVE

-Stomach still continues to trouble me

-8 weeks after the exposure, had another antibody; result was NEGATIVE.

-Stomach still continues to trouble me

-10 weeks  after the exposure, had another antibody; result was NEGATIVE.

My stomach really has still not settled and i also appear to be having headaches

I am hoping to retest soon (at 12 weeks)

My question to you, knowledgeable medical practitioner:

a) What are my chances when i retest at 12 weeks? (That is less than 1 week from now). I am planning maybe to have a 12 week confirmatory test if necessary, assuming all goes well.
b) Could my stomach issues be a sign of ARS? Yes/No and Why?
c) How much importance would you say my test results are at this point? Is it necessary to retake the test at 12 weeks?

Your advise/insight will be highly appreciated

NB: I might add that i am from Sub-Saharan Africa, where the likelihood of a female being HIV+ is much higher than in the developed world.

-The tests i took were third generation assay

-I asked this question on other fora and have received several answers but i' d like to hear the opinions of others on this forum.
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3195223 tn?1345097910
My test result did not change at 12 weeks. I actually had to goad the doctor to test me as he did not think it necessary.  I suppose there's no need to test out to 6 months and i wish to put this episode behind me.

Take care.
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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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3195223 tn?1345097910
Thanks for the link. Does this make my last test at 12 weeks conclusive or not?

YES or NO?
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Yes 12 weeks is conclusive
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