Anonymous
I had risky sex[oral sex only] activity 9 weeks ago. At 30 days (4 weeks and 2days ) and 50 days(7 weeks and 1 day), I took a ELISA HIV test in China and it came out negative[I never take drugs].
The WHO Web site display : Window period :This is the time between original infection with HIV and the appearance of Detectable antibodies to the virus, normally a period of about 14-21 days.[ WHO:http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/] ,Can I rule out HIV? I need to test after 12 weeks or not?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help. It sounds like you're concerned about HIV transmission through oral sex.

In terms of the risk level of oral sex, it depends on whether you were on the giving or receiving end. Receiving oral sex is considered to be a negligible risk activity, meaning that while it is theoretically possible to acquire HIV in this scenario, there has never been a confirmed report. Moreover, giving oral sex is considered to be a low risk activity, meaning that there have been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities, but usually under certain identifiable conditions (e.g. a broken condom).

Here in Canada, all tests are considered conclusive 3 months (12 weeks) after your most recent exposure. Thus, if you are looking for conclusive test results, you would need to re-test again at 12 weeks.

I hope I have answered your questions, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

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