Std test reliabilty/accuracy

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Back 4 years ago I recieved very brief unprotected oral from a sex worker and then protected sex. i went and got tested 3 days later which was too early so then again at 2 weeks and again at 12 weeks. I had a blood test and urine test and everything came back negative. I'd completely pushed it out of my mind but for some reason the last couple of weeks I've started worrying about it again. ive had no symptoms at all but I'm feeling very anxious. Would you say that my test results during them windows are conclusive that I do not have anything? I just need a bit of reassurance from someone with a bit of knowledge on the matter.

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  • Posted

    did you have sex since then? if not your safe, 3month std test is NEGATIVE!!! do not worry.

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    some things can be detected as early as a week to 16 weeks it can take some time for antibodies to build up in the blood

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    yes been having sex since only with my partner. I think the worry is just due to the fact we've just got married and I just don't want to jeopardize anything! so would agree that I am fine if I had 2 tests at 2 weeks and 12 weeks and everythingcame back negative? I've just read things about false negatives happening?

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    I tested for everything, I know herpes said 16 weeks but havent had any symptoms of that. i read that 12 weeks is pretty conclusive for everything else though?

    thanks for your replies too

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    yes I know herpes can be dormant for years but do you think the 12 week window is very accurate for reliable test results for everything else? thank you

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    out of curiosity does anyone know the accuracy as a percentage. I read that the urine and blood test are both over 99% accurate when done at 2 weeks and 12 weeks. is this correct?

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    ok so just to clarify this is something I really shouldn't be worried about? the chances I've caught something and having a false negative are incredibly unlikely?

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