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Roughly 10 weeks ago I had sex with a prostitute near Los Angeles. Her HIV/STD status is unknown, and I used a condom. To the best of my knowledge the condom was intact the whole time. I was not drunk or high, and I've been told condom failure is noticeable. I'm very nervous.
I was dating someone else at the time, and the relationship has become much more serious since the potential exposure. I'm scared to death of infecting her. We've had sex since the exposure, but once I thought about HIV I stopped. We haven't had sex in roughly 6 weeks.
I never thought HIV was a possibility, but exactly 2 weeks after the sexual exposure I came down with a stomach bug that put me on my butt. Stomach pain, diarrhea, and I was lethargic for like 2 weeks with no appetite. I didn't experience any sort of rash, or swollen lymph nodes, but once I googled what could be making me sick, I became horrified and fainted.
Since my potential exposure I took 3 HIV tests...
3rd Generation Antibody Test - Negative (54 Days)
HIV-1 RNA Test - Negative (59 Days)
3rd Generation Antibody Test - Negative (60 Days)
My local clinic told me my Antibody tests are 97%-98% accurate at this stage.
One clinic said my RNA test was over 99% accurate at 59 Days and conclusive.
Another said my RNA test was taken too late to be truly effective, because my viral load would be too low to be detected.
I'm honestly so confused. Technically my last negative test was at 8.5 weeks. Today I'm at 10 weeks, and I'm concerned that I should test again. My doctor told me to go every few weeks until I hit 6 months. He has ZERO experience with HIV. I honestly can't take the anxiety.
I feel like testing NEGATIVE for the RNA and Antibody tests and 1 day apart should be conclusive. No antibody... No virus... Not conclusive?
My doctor has given me very little support. Should I have a legitimate fear of testing positive?
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