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Hi there.

i have a question and i would really appreciate if i get the answer.

i did combo test with 30 days after exposure and another elisa test on 10 weeks (about 70 days but i don't know whether its combo or not but they told me it takes one hour go and come within one hour, any how the most important issue that i took a doxycycline after 10 days of exposure because i got chlamedia, i took the medicine for 29 days and i took nasacort medicine its a nasalize spray and it contains cortisone, i am taking it twice daily two shot in every hole and approximately within one week and a half before the first test till today, could this medicines affect my tests and increases the period of 3 months , and please as an expert side please give me your opinion on my tests and am i infected or not? specially after 80 days of exposure and i still have some symptoms.

thank you very much

urrrrgentttt help required

hi i had sex with a female and after 6 week i tested and the test was negative and after that she had typhoid fever and after that i again been with her and now i am scared that i am affected she has lot of bf which i came to know now and i did i not cum inside her if you suggest me to take the test what test should i take when to take and if i am affected should i be on medication for whole life even if i am getting test very soon may be by 10 week. if i have multiple partner and all are hiv- then is there a chance of getting exposed pls clarify as soon am really scared?

Totally confused by the internet

I had a high risk exposure(unprotected vaginal) 76 days ago. I went for 5 test Ag/Ab up until 9 weeks(63 days). I also did a 3rd gen antibody test on day 73(10.5 weeks). All test have come back negative. Still seem to be experiencing symptoms( Flu,Malaise and mouth sores and sore throat) on and off for 7 weeks

My questions are;
(1) Can ARS occur this late ?
(2) Can ARS occur over a period of 7 weeks ?
(3) Could Seroconversion have occured earlier(say at 2-4 weeks post exposure) and still be undetectable at week 10.5 ?
(4)Could symptoms be related to anxiety instead ? Hiv infection has practically been at the forefront of my mind these past 10 weeks.

Thank you for doing what you do. Im sure everyone looking for advice appreciates it !

follow-up query re: initial Q with title educated information

The information provided by the Aids Vancouver helpline through volunteer Christina was very informative and helpful. Somehow it it gave me peace of mind. Yes, I would still go for a test, just to be clinically conclusive about it. I am planning to have the test after 30 days, just to be sure that it is included in 21-25 days window period. And then I would have another on the 3rd month. In light, what tests would you recommend me to have? Does this 4th generation test cover not only HIV screening but also for other STIs? If not, what test should I seek? Another is what type of doctor should I visit for these tests?


hiv test again. a few symptons

Hi, I had vaginal penetration at 21st of December, and at first it was with a condom, but then we di it without it the same night. i had no symptons. but i took the HIV 3th generatio test and the HIV 1&2 Ag & Ab tests (Elisa 4th generation) in 21st of january. it was negative.
now a had test hiv 3rd generation test again at 29 february and it was negative again. i feel flu symptoms. had mild diarrhea. but i was taking Sultamicillin.
i´m under so much stress.

can i still be sure I that i don´t have hiv? can i be sure with those test?

Cmia ag/ab test after 8 weeks

I had protected sex with sex worker in Dubai last December.

After 11 days i had first fourth generation Elisa test than after 21 and 27 days i had another fourth generation Elisa test
than i had HIV antibody test after 33 days and than another fourth generation Elisa test after 37 days.
I had cmia ag/ab hiv test after exact 8 weeks from that exposure.

Please tell me if i need to have further tests?And have you seen any test turn to positive after 8 weeks time?

hiv test

Hi, I had vaginal penetration at 21st of December, and at first it was with a condom, but then we di it without it the same night. i had no symptons. but i took the HIV 3th generatio test and the HIV 1&2 Ag & Ab tests (Elisa 4th generation) in 21st of january. it was negative.

can i be sure I that i don´t have hiv? can i be sure with that test?

Kissing with Gingivitis and Bleeding after flossing

First of all thank you very much for your service. On 31 January I picked a random girl and had involved in deep kissing without tongue it was lip to lip, immediately she spat out and I also spat out & washed my mouth with water. Ten hours before this incident I brushed my teeth & used tongue scraper very hard and I got blood may be four to five drops and the bleeding stops then & there. But am confident enough that am suffering with Geographic tongue. Fourteen days after this I met the physician since I had developed couple of sores on the lower gum and I asked is it herpes cold sore she confirmed it is Bacterial Infection. Since the physician is lady I couldn't explained about this kissing incident. My questions are 1) Assuming the girl has HIV & gum diseases the possibility of me suffering with HIV is negligible or low
2) Assume even I swallowed some drops of blood of that girl is my risk would be still negligible or it becomes low risk.
3) Tongue scraper bleeding created 10 hours before will provide access to blood stream considering the blood stop then & there.
My other risk are Nipple sucking after 10 hours of flossing, Hand to vulva touching (no fluids on the hand) Closed lip peeks, Receiving condom protected oral from a tranny & from African, african lady gives hand job after removing the condom with mild foam and african sucked my nipple to make me cum faster once for around 20 to 30 sec, lick the scrotum. I anal fisted the tranny with the male condom on my three fingers.
Prior to these incident a week back I have tested negative through ELISA 3 gen. I am scared to death from then , am from India currently in Malaysia my anxiety has produced all the symptoms can I test using fourth gen at 3-4 weeks & then using ELISA. Pls advice even Benzodiazepine are not helping to reduce my anxiety. Pls help.

What should I do?

I had protected sex with a female csw 15 months ago.Condom was intact till the end.Later I found her she is postive.Since that I am suffering from lots of symptoms like swollen lymph nodes in neck,white tongue,loose stool and sometimes shortness of breathing.Recently I noticed significant curving of my nail.I have been suffering from low grade fever for 2 weeks.I've tested negative several times with 3rd generation antibody test 13 weeks rapid test,24 weeks elisa,28 weeks rapid test.Now my questions are.

1.What are the chances of me being seronegative infection infected but did not produce antibody?
2.Are my symptoms typical of HIV infection?
3.Should I go for PCR test?
4.Have you seen any case when beyond the window period someone is antibody negative but detectable in PCR?
5.Was I at risk in the first place?
5.What should I do now?

Blood Might Have Washed Over Penis

I traveled to Manila (in a poor, third world country--the Philippines) on the 9th of January. While there, I hired a sex worker. We had protected sex. However, my condom was a little small, and only covered about 3/4 of my penis. We had sex for a couple of minutes. After a while, i noticed that she was bleeding. I am not sure if it was from the friction, or maybe she was menstruating. We immediately stopped.

I removed the condom carefully. I noticed that I had blood on my crotch area, and my testicles. After a few minutes (about 5 minutes), I washed off the the blood from my crotch and the base of my penis with soap. But later, I realized that was probably stupid, because some of the water might have flowed over to my penis (I am uncircumcised), carrying with it some of the blood to the head of my penis. I began to panic and freak out.

I waited for a while before getting tested. I couldn't wait any longer, and 3 days ago (exactly 35 days (5 weeks) after the incident) I went for an HIV test. I tested non reactive for the enzyme immunochromatography test. (The test results state that "INTEC" was used as the reagent, if that helps)

I am now waiting to retest after 3months. But in the meantime, I am still worried. Could I have been at risk from blood washing over my penis and foreskin with the water I was using to wash?

I regret my actions, and have vowed to be careful in the future.

Please advise.


-Worried Young Man


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