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I had unprotected intercourse with my male friend but afterwards I start freaking out that was constantly on my mind " what if he gave me HIV?" afterward the incident My stomach was very upset I had extremely bad gas then i got diarrhea that lasted 5 days it stopped after i took pepto-bismol after dealing with incident i decided to get tested at 21 weeks is this test conclusive? Or should I get tested at the six month mark?
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Anonymous
Hi there! thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver helpline with your HIV related questions! We are happy to help!

First of all, here at AIDS Vancouver, we do not diagnose or classify HIV based on symptoms, since they can be vague and often mimic other viral infections such as the flu. In terms of the symptoms, the best solution would be to pair with your health care professional as they will be able to provide insight and possible solutions.

For the testing, all HIV tests are considered conclusive after 12 weeks. The only exceptions to this rule are:

1) if you're on antiviral treatment for hepatitis C

2) Treatment for cancer (chemotherapy)

3) PEP/PREP treatment for HIV

4) if you have an immunodeficiency disease ( you would know as you would be diagnosed during infancy)

If these apply to you, then tests are considered conclusive at 6 months. However, if they do not, then your test results should be considered conclusive and accurate!

Check out the BC CDC Testing guidelines [HERE](http://www.bccdc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B35EDEBD-98CA-48BB-AB7C-B18A357AC19D/0/BCHIVTestingGuidelinesMay2015.pdf), as these will provide more details about each test type and how accurate it is as the window period progresses

Hopefully this helped!

Sincerely,

Christina

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