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first of all here is my risk...
i had sex with a sex worker the oral was without condom,she licked my balls also my anal part. and i used condom for verginal sex....in next round again oral was unprotected, and i used condom for anal..i only inserted my penis in her *** for a min, i did not discharge, i pulled it out and change the condom...i put new condom on for verginal sex, i again didnot dischange, then she took the condom off and she dischaged me by giving oral and hand job....
now my sysmtoms..
a week after this, i started having flue like symptoms,,,almost 9 dayz after i started feeling sick, extreme diearea and vomiting..... then few weeks later i have a sour throat, few red tiny dots kind pimples on my stomach that hurt. i m getting stiff neck and pain in throat....
i read on the internet the condom are not always 100% for hiv, is it true,,,i used a lubricated condom which was not expired,
also can hiv trasmit thoguh oral, i recevied oral withour condom....
i m so worried...
now the tests..
the test i did was "a anti hiv is a chemiluminescent mictroparticle immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and/or type 2 in human serum.""elisa methoad was used/..
i have done 4of these test so far,,,
1st right after the sex, results, non-reactive, and viral load is 0.8
2nd 5 days after results non-reactive and viral load is 0.9
3rd 2 weeks after results non reactive and viral rate is 0.10
last 23 days after, results non reactive and viral rate is 0.12
thank you

Should I go to somewhere else to get the test?

I heard DUO test or HIV RNA by PCR can be done after 6 weeks or so from the day started. I cant really wait for 3 months since I cannot stop worry about this. Are these tests available in Canada?

can I rely on my results?

 Hi, I had unprotected sex with a CSW in Cuba back in July 25. I have tested negative at 1, 4, 8 and 13 weeks here in DC area. The tests were EIA 3rd generation (only antibody). Can I consider my 13 weeks test as conclusive?


 Sir, I recently had an unprotected sex with a commercial sex worker on 4/12/2012. I went for a H1 , H2 antibody & P24 antigen test on 28/12/2011 which is exactly on 24th day of unprotected exposure. I have heard that test on 28th day gives 95% accuracy. So what is the accuracy level of the test on 24th day ? I will obviously go for another test on 6th week and 3 months. thanks.

HIV testing

Hi there,
I was wondering how long after my sexual encounter should I wait before I get an HIV test? What's the safest amount of time I should wait, but also the best time to go to make sure I get 100% accurate results?

Kindly help

On 11 Oct I tested for HIV at one lab, it was negative result. I have fear that they might have used a used needle. I am not sure.
So I want to retest. when should I retest. On 11 Jan, three months will complete.
Let me know if I should go for ELISA method OR CMIA method which can assure me of result on or after 11 Jan.
I am in stress and I would not be taking any test afterwards. I will rely on this final test which i have to do.
However it was general lab so I am not sure whether they used new /used needle. and also not sure that even if it is used needle, that needle contain HIV or not.
Can I relay on result of this coming test. suggest test method Elisa/CMIA to confirm. I am going to marry in Month of JAN last week. Need to confirm it before that anyhow.
Kindly suggest and help.

i am hiv neagtive ?

i checked HIV western blot method after six months and I checked HIV western blot 2 time ,two report result is non reactive ,but now i know that western blot test is all positive people cases confirmed by western blot test but i checked western blot my tension is ,what i am safe my W/B result is accurate after six months? i am non reactive ?what i do the need to go for elisa test to check the my HIV status yes /no. sir /madam please give me ans i am waiting for your ans my western blot result is correct after window period i am safe yes /no .i am not sleeping few months. i read that elisa test method is best cross the window period but but i don't know this test so i checked HIV W/B method test after six months from the exposure ,W/B METHOD test two time check and two report ans is non reactive. i am safe,i am HIV negative please ans...........please help ,please help please help ,sorry my English is very weak......?

6 month test after 14 week negative test

 This is a message from UK to worried wells. My goal is to inform them regarding to window period in UK. 
I have been exposed to HIV (unprotected sex) four weeks ago. I went to a GUM clinic (google it: 56 Dean Street London) and was tested at 28th day: negative. I deliberately asked the doctor my next appointment for re-testing. She told me that they and other two GUM clinics they are connected never test patients after 4 weeks as the new window period is 28 days with 4th Gen. testing mechanism. I asked 3 months issue. She advised me not to expect the same window period with 2nd gen and 4th gen tests. 
Well, you have to wait 1 week  for an appointment from the three GUM clinics I mentioned. This means that, they are extremely busy and they explain the same thing to hundreds of people every week. They would not do that if they could not be totally sure.
You will find many statements on 3months window period. This is normal because these are global, huge organizations taking account of every single individual who lives in, for instance, a country that uses 1st gen hiv test.
I hope this helps. 

Testing results 40 days and in Asia

 I got the 40 days negative result at a government hospital in Asia by blood test,but i didn't konw the kinds of test.
is it conclusive? or how much is it conclusive?
Thank you !


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