Anonymous
I had an exposure 15 weeks ago. I received oral from a female with unknown status.

I tested Oraquick advance antibody oral mouth swab at:

5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
12 weeks
14 weeks

I understand that 84 days is conclusive. My anxiety has reached its peak and I am seeing a therapist. I decided to take a standard HIV Blood Test at week 15? Should I expect a negative. Please advise. Thank you
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for HIV/AIDS related information.

First of all, receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk for HIV transmission. A negligible risk means that although there is an exchange of body fluids, there has never been a confirmed report of HIV being transmitted in this manner. All of the tests you have taken are a very good indicator of your status. You are correct in stating "all tests are conclusive at 84 days". However there are many HIV Specialists that consider testing at 6 weeks, post-exposure are conclusive. Our organization follows the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines which consider all HIV Testing Results conclusive at 84 days.

The actual probability of you acquiring HIV are very low and therefore I encourage you to further discuss this with your Therapist. I would also encourage you to consider yourself HIV- because there has never been a confirmed report, worldwide, that HIV has been transferred through this activity.

I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.

In good health,

Jonathan, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer





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