Anonymous
Hi

I had an unprotected oral sex on the 22nd of November in a massage center back in India , although I was drunk due to which i was unaware that the lady is about to give a blow job ,this was for two minutes i asked her to stop and i stepped out had a shower , since then I was so anxious thinking about STDs and HIV

I had my HIV (tridot)card test ,VDRL which was followed by TPHA and HIV1/2 Ab +P24 Ag on the fifth week of exposure (from Dubai) all were negative , non reactive and negative accordingly

Still i am confused to make a conclusion as i read in many journals ,that the confirmation can be done only after 12 weeks for syphilis and HIV

Please help me for further advise


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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question.

It seems you want to confirm whether it is correct to say conclusive HIV test results can be obtained at or after 12 weeks after the exposure. We are glad to provide some information.

At AIDS Vancouver we follow the BC CDC recommendations on HIV testing. The recommendations state that for conclusive results one should be tested at 12 weeks as this will remove any doubt about the status of individuals because a small percentage of people do not show antibodies until around this period. You can read more about this from the paragraph on Window Periods and HIV Testing on the [STI/HIV Testing and control website](http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Communicable-Disease-Manual/Chapter%205%20-%20STI/HIVTestinginBCResourceDocumentforHealthProfessionalsJune2010.pdf). We encourage you to get tested at 12 weeks for conclusive results.

We do not provide information about STIs. We recommend that you discuss this issue with your doctor as they are more qualified than us to provide with advice. You can also get additional information on this from the website [smartsexresource](http://smartsexresource.com/topics/syphilis)


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