Anonymous
On 17.08.2014 I sucked a dick of male of unknown status whom I met him through gay site. After oral sex i noticed ulcer/abrassion in my mouth may be due to friction but I didn't noticed any blood. On 07.10.2014 I took test chalymidia, gonnareaha, hiv, hep a, b, c and sphylisis. It all came negative. Is this likely to change after 12 weeks of test. Now I am scared to death of getting hiv and hep b. is it possible to get hiv and hep b from this exposure. Kindly advise I m living in high anxiety. Sorry for my English
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver for your HIV related inquires.

First of all, I want to congratulate you for being proactive about your sexual health and following up with testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We encourage all individuals who are sexually active to include testing for STIs into their regular health routine. From my quick calculations, I concluded that the tests were taken 8 weeks after the exposure.

In response to your HIV concerns:

You can take your 8 week test results as a very strong indication of your status. Many HIV experts consider any test taken 6 weeks after exposure to be conclusive and reliable. In fact, most people produce detectable antibodies within 21-25 days post exposure. That being said, we still encourage individuals to follow the World Health Organization’s policy of following up with another test at 12 weeks post exposure. Your test results are unlikely to change, but it is worth doing to ensure complete conclusivitiy.

In response to your concerns about other STIS:

You may be interested in looking at this website for more information, as we are trained on HIV information and do not have as much knowledge about other STIs - [Smart Sex Resource](http://smartsexresource.com/ )

For the purpose of answering your question, I have listed the incubation period (window period) of each STI as well as the average time period for testing.

Chlamydia – the incubation period is 2-3 weeks; most tests are accurate after 2 weeks

Gonorrhea – the incubation period is 2-7 days; tests are accurate after 7 days

Hep A – average incubation period of 4 weeks; tests considered accurate after 4 weeks

Hep B – average incubation period is 90 days; most tests are accurate after 4 weeks

Hep C – average incubation period is 6-7 weeks; most infections will be detectable within 2 weeks

Syphilis – incubation period of 3 days to 3 months; most infections detected within 3-4 weeks

I trust this has adequately answered your questions. Feel free to contact us again with any other concerns. You can call us on the helpline at 604-696-4666 or email us at helpline@aidsvancouver.com

In health,

Chantelle

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer.
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