Indeterminate HIV result after assault
I was assaulted by someone I trusted on November 28th. He didn’t use a condom and he orgasmed inside me. I have no way of getting a hold of him now to ask his HIV status because he knows police are looking for him. I live in an extremely rural area, there only one county hospital for several hours to get a rape kit done. I was not given any meds because the hospital “was out”. I tested in the 27th of December with an at home test that’s sent off to a lab. I checked for everything under the sun. Everything came back negative but I got an “indeterminate” result for my HIV test. I believe the HIV part of the test was 4th gen. Years ago I took an HIV test, just to know my status, and was told it came back a clear negative.
Now I’m absolutely terrified that I may be in the early stages of an HIV infection and I don’t know what to do. I just keep being told to retest, that mistakes and cross contamination can happen but these are only so comforting. I got the flu vaccine back in October. Right before I tested myself for HIV I had the flu and a stomach bug right after that. I was told sometimes other viruses can skew the test a bit but I don’t know how true that is. I panicked and ordered another at home test to send off whenever it gets here. No one is available to test me in person for another week and a half. My friend brought me an OraQuick test from the city. I did it last night and followed all the instructions to a T and it was a clear negative. I’m really confused and scared now and just really needed to vent. I don’t know what my odds are of actually being in the early stages of HIV and I’m not getting consistent answers from the health department here at all