Anonymous
I had a low risk exposure on 30th of October 2015 and proceeded to be tested for HIV, Hep B and C, chlamydia and gonorrhoea at 6 weeks at my local health centre.

These were all negative. I then went back at 12 weeks to get a Hep B and C check again and at 13 weeks to get a final HIV test.

These were all negative.

Would these all be conclusive particularly chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The healthcare nurse said this should be easily detectable by 6 weeks.

My exposure was performing unprotected cunnilingus and receiving unprotected fellatio. The test was a PCR amplification test from urine. Recently I had sore throat so worried that they did not take a swab from the throat as well as the urine. A ENT doctor gave me a course of treatment for general inflammation of the throat. This included antibiotics as well general anti-microbial troches and anti-inflammatories and tablets to reduce acid reflux from the stomach.

Do you think it is worthwhile to return to the doctor to take a swab from throat or if there was any chlamydia or gonorrhoea in the throat, the broad-spectrum antibiotics would have killed it.

Thank you for help
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. My name is Colin and I'll do my best to give you some useful resources today.

I understand you're looking to find out whether your test results are considered conclusive and if the medications you were given would be effective in treating any potential STIs in your throat. Unfortunately here at AIDS Vancouver we only have expertise and training specific to HIV/AIDS. From the testing course you've described above, an HIV test result at 13 weeks is considered conclusive and without new exposures will not change.

Your question specifically about the efficacy of the broad-spectrum antibiotics you were prescribed is unfortunately something I cannot answer. For more exact window periods, testing guidelines, and commonly prescribed medications I would recommend checking out the [Smart Sex Resource](http://smartsexresource.com/) for lots of great information, but your question is very specific and is something I would recommend directing towards your doctor or the facility that performed your lab tests.

I hope that managed to put your mind at ease a little bit. If you do have any more questions specific to HIV/AIDS, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

All the best,

//Colin

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