Anonymous
is my hiv negative status at 36 days is conclusive for antibodies i am circumcised and my condom slipped while taking my penis out of vagina with a sex worker in auckland i had my test done in india.
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Anonymous
Hi there, thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for HIV and AIDS related information.

To answer your question, all HIV tests are only considered absolutely conclusive at 84 days post exposure, as stated by the World Health Organization. However, in most cases people will have developed HIV antibodies by 36 days and an antibody test will detect the presence of the virus. So your test result is likely a good indication of your HIV status, however you may want to consider being retested at 84 days (3 months) post exposure for absolutely conclusive results.

I would like to commend you for using a condom as this is the best way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STI's). I should also mention that the HIV virus is a very hard virus to pass, in fact only 5 in 10000 unprotected (no condom) penile-vaginal exposures result in transmission. You may be at higher risk for other STIs. We do recommend that all sexually active individuals be tested regularly for all STI's, including HIV, as part of continued health care and prevention. Also keep in mind that the fact that the he or she was a sex worker does not make them any more or less likely transmit an STI. It is often the case that sex workers are more aware of their sexual health and practice safer sex than other people.

I hope that alleviates some of your anxiety, if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us again.

In health,

Arne, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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