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HIV anxiety

I’m still freaking out that I’m not okay. I was tested for HIV again at 19 weeks and it was negative. I have a blood drawn test scheduled at 21 weeks. Which it will be this coming week on Tuesday (March 5) and I’m beyond freaking out. The nurse and doctor said that this test will be counted as conclusive. Do you think my test will change from 19 to 21??? I’ve read cases of people taking a year to get a conclusive report. I’m beyond nervous. This was my first time having sex with anyone and all this happened. I’m beyond worried and scared

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Matt having read your previous post and the multiple tests you have had done already, you do not have HIV ( presuming you have had no further risks ). Your initial concern would be considered a low risk event for HIV transmission. Im not sure where these stories are that you mentioned, but these days 4 weeks after an event with a fourth generation test is considered sufficient ( presuming no PREP or PEP ) I think the problem has now become your anxiety itself and you should consider specialist counselling . Going forward, you should consider PREP if your anxiety is overwhelming .

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I received my negative result at 21 weeks. The healthcare provider still wants to test me at 24 weeks. She says there’s a possibility of it turning on me. I just want all this madness to stop!!!!

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I’ve only been with one person once and one time only

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Matt what country are you in. I don't believe most if not all services would agree with this timescale of testing . I think if you are paying for these tests, they are milking you for the cash to be quite honest. look here i-base.info/guides/testing/... . You are negative and they are feeding your anxieties. If you continue to be anxious after this negative result, you need specialised counselling.

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I live in the United States

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Texas specifically

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She said it could be till 9 months for an accurate results. I can’t stand this anymore.

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Matt I know healthcare in the US is often unfortunately money driven. I am telling you as a healthcare professional that that statement is untrue. Please follow the link I sent you which talks about testing intervals. Any negative test beyond 3 months means you are negative 100%. If you don't believe this, please ask the nurse or Dr you are seeing to show you the evidence base for 9 months testing. It is simply not true. And you need counselling about your anxiety. There must be some local LGBT helplines you can call. Best wishes.

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Alright thank you. I just don’t want to be that person in the future that gets really sick because the test didn’t pick it up.

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From your medical profession. What are the chances of my test changing on me? I haven’t been with anybody. I’ve only been with one person one time period

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Matt as I have stated , if you have cleared a three month period with a negative test , you are negative .

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