Anonymous
I had unprotected sex with one woman 10 times, I was tested also 10 times in 10 months but all test were rapid test hiv 1/2, vih 1/2 all non reactive in 10 months. I can't move on because I have unprotected sex with my wife during all my test and it affects my window period and HIV test. Overcome by paranoia my wife and i got tested 98 days last exposure to my wife came back both non reactive.

My question is am I really negative for HIV or I will take another rapid test in 1 year? Please help me sir/madam i can't focus anymore and crying all the time.


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Anonymous
Hi there, and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline forum.

It sounds like you are distressed about you and your wife's testing results and window period being affected.

So there are only 4 situations where your HIV test window period may be affected. They are:
1. if you are on antiviral treatment for Hep C
2. if you are treatment for cancer (chemotherapy)
3. if you are on P.E.P. treatment for HIV
4. If you have been diagnosed with other immunodeficiency diseases

To answer your question, 95% of infections are detected early (within 4-6 weeks of exposure), so as you did get tested 10 times in 10 months, with no other exposures, it is unlikely that your results will change.

It sounds like your wife and you have been tested for HIV during the appropriate time, at least 3 months after your last high-risk activity. We always suggest that individuals who are engaging in unprotected sex be tested for HIV and all STIs, independently, without relying on the indication of another person's HIV status, regularly. It is recommended by official HIV testing guidelines to get re-tested after 12 weeks (3 months) of possible exposure for completely conclusive results.


It is always a good idea to have a conversation with your doctor about information you read about online. You can take a look at this link for information on HIV testing in BC.
[http://www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/a-z/_h/HIVAIDS/overview/default.htm#heading5](http://www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/a-z/_h/HIVAIDS/overview/default.htm#heading5)


I hope I was able to answer your questions clearly. If you live in the BC area, feel free to call our helpline if you have further questions. You can also visit the AIDS Vancouver website for information on HIV like tests.

Jasmine (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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