1. You've already said you've had a condom break before and knew it when it happened.
2. A prostate infection and an abscessed tooth has nothing to do with HIV.
3. It is HIGHLY unlikely a 10 second contact would result in transmission (even assuming your partner even was HIV positive).
The bottom line in all of this is....if you don't believe in the accuracy of the Oraquick testing method. then get a blood test at 12 weeks. The results will be the same but perhaps getting one will bring you peace of mind.
What you have found on the internet is inaccurate.
The RECOMMENDED time period for testing is 3 months after an exposure. This has more to do with the immune system than antibody screening tests.
Screening tests such as the Oraquick do not check for the presence of the actual virus but rather for antibodies the immune system begins to produce after transmission has taken place. It takes a bit of time for the body to realize that an "invading" virus (in this case HIV) has entered the system. This is why the first stage of HIV (called ARS)...which is the immune systems response to this invasion...occurs two to six weeks after transmission and not immediately after transmission has taken place.
Up to 95% of newly infected folks will have enough antibodies present to be picked up by screening tests (including the OraQuick) by one month post transmission. By 90 days (12 weeks) this level has reached 99.99 percent. Eight to nine weeks falls somewhere in between these two statistics.
Oral testing is quite reliable in determining ones status. The OraQuick test was designed for home use as an alternative to having to go somewhere to be tested. There are many reasons folks might not want to go somewhere else to get tested: cost, unavailability, unsure where to go, embarrassment at doing so, etc.. The problem is that except for this short term bout of flu like symptoms through ARS (which lasts about two weeks), HIV HAS no symptoms for many years. None. Nada. Zero. Thus there are likely a whole bunch of folks walking around infected and unaware that they are.
Not to "promote" this FDA approved product but the OraQuick is a test that is easily available and does allow folks to test in the privacy of their homes. It's also "idiot proof" in how to test. However, if folks don't trust this test, then they should consider getting a test through a clinic or lab. The results will be exactly the same; however, by doing so they may have more peace of mind.
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