Anonymous
So i stupidly had unprotected sex about 10 weeks ago and then 6 weeks ago with the same person who is my ex. He swears he doesn't have anything but i dont believe him. I took a antibody test at 6 weeks after first exposure which was negative. I want to take the other one tomorrow which will make 6 weeks for the second exposure. I have severe anxiety about this. I need answers. I don't want to wait 3 months.
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Anonymous
Hello There,

Thank you for posting on the AIDS Vancouver Helpline Forum.

Unprotected sex is a high risk activity which means it presents the potential for HIV transmission because it does involve an exchange of body fluids. In addition, a significant number of scientific studies have repeatedly associated unprotected sex with HIV infection. There have been a lot of confirmed reports of infection in this way.

I understand that 3 months is quite some time for you to wait for a conclusive result and it is under your own discretion to want to do that.

What I can tell you is that we have never seen test results change when taken at 6 weeks post exposure. Therefore, the test results you have received are a good indication of your HIV status. It is under your own discretion to retake a test at 12 weeks post exposure keeping in mind that you do not expose yourself to high risk HIV related activities for results not to change.

Hope this Helps!

Please let us know if we can provide any more information. Or if you would like to call and speak to someone at the Helpline, you can do so anonymously and confidentially by calling 604-696-4666, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm.

All the Best,

Reeman

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer.
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