Hello I am Dani from Rome,
I need an answer. I had a body massage where my penis was in touch(rapid touch not hard touch)with the masseure vagina. Then we had sex with condom . After 26 days i had a 4th generation combo test with a NEGATIVE response. Should i repeat the test? thank you
Hi, I had anal sex with the same guy for three times (I was top) differently in March 16th,18th and April 16th. The first one was unprotected, and the other two were with condom. At March 19th, around 62 hours since the first exposure I was placed on pep with genvoya.
I finished 30 days pep course, and tested negative one day after pep with 4th generation ag/ab test. But lots of symptoms came to me about one or two weeks after the pep like pain throat, headache, rash, night sweating, diarrhea, myalgia, arthralgia etc.. put me in super stressed situation. Did another 4th generation test at May 12th negative, at May 28th, a local doc recommended me to do 4th generation tests along with hiv DNA (copies/1E6 cells, lower limit 20) and RNA (20 IU/mL) testss because he said results can be conclusive results so I don't have to wait in anxiety any longer, the ag/ab test was negative, the other two both results came back with results not detected.
I thought I could be relieved then. But I didn't, some of the symptoms keeps bothering me even till today, makes my life a mess, can't live and work normally. I went to different docs asking for help and the did give me, but not working. New health issues keep appearing, one after another, I barely got sick before this whole thing. My latest tests were June 21st and July 19th. Both 4th generation tests and both negative.
Also one thing I want to mention is the index value of the last three 4th tests results are increasing from originally 0.18 to the highest 0.48. I asked and people told me it's normal as long as it's lower than 1, don't need to worry, is that right. Will it keep increasing with the time going by? Is my latest test conclusive that I'm not infected or in another words, do all of my tests show that I'm not infected. Do I need to test anymore? Cuz i read online that people taking pep may need as long as 6 months or even a year to get a conclusive result, Is that right? And why am I keeping having these symptoms that seem can't be treated, because all the medicine I'm taking seem not working at all. I'm so confused and stressed. Please help me with my questions.
Thanks for reading and answering in your busy schedule, and sorry for writing so long.
I had unprotected sex 17 weeks ago. I had 4 HIV tests at 6,9,12 and 16 weeks. They all came back negative.
Now i still have some issues that i didn't have before my exposure. I feel soms small bumps at the back of my nek and one big bump at the front next to my esophagus at the muscle that goes from shoulder to shin. I thought it was a swollen lymphe node, my doctor thought it also but when my results of the bloodtest came back he said that it isn't a lymphe node because my blood doesn't show an infection and the hiv test is negative.
He thought it was a muscle node. But i read that a muscle node is hard and can't move. but this bump is a little bit hard and very movable.
So now i keep thinking that it is a lymph node and that my body doesn't have made any antibodies against the virus. That HIV is in my body but that the test doesn't show it. The 4 HIV tests are 4th generations tests i think. Because on my bloodtest stood ( HIV 1&2 ( Ag/ab)).
Do you think that i am one of the persons that hasn't developed any antibodies yet, but that i need to re-test 6 month periode to be shure that it isn't HIV?
Thanks for answering my question!
Unprotected Sex rick after 9 month antigen & antibody test 100 % confirm result please information me
Hi, I'm worried because I was masturbating with a man (no risk at all) but I tried to perform some oral sex to him, but after 2 or 3 seconds I realized it wasn't correct so I stopped, and now I'm scared because I washed my teeth like 1 hour before that, and also I had small sores as I'm using braces permanently. I couldn't see any wound or lots of pre-seminal liquid on his penis, but I'm scared because maybe I got infected if he was HIV positive, is there any risk in your opinion? Will a 4th gen test be reliable after 21 days? Thanks for your answer I'm really worried
I had unprotected virginal sex with a CSW. But i took pep for 28 days. I started PEP within 72hours. I had the following tests which came back negative.
HIV Duo at 14 weeks post pep.
Hiv rapid ingure prick abtibody test and hepatis A,B and C antigen and antibody test at 4months post PEP.
Hiv rapid fingure prick antibody test at 6 months 1 day post pep.
The problem is that i have been having persistent oral thrush. Am i negative or can i wait and do another hiv test to confirm my status?
Please your response will be highly appreciated
If HIV duo combo test CMIA is negative after 100 days of exposure, is there anything to worry?
I had unprotected vaginale sex, after a week i had oral thrush and muscle pain. After 5 weeks i experienced skin rash on my legs, and upper body. I freaked out and did a HIV test at 6 weeks. This came back negative. The skin rash stayed and i got other symptoms like seborrhic eczema, fatigue and headache. So i did another HIV test at 9 weeks. This test was also negative. Some days after the 9 week HIV test i had really bad nightsweats, fatigue ( couldn't get out of bed), slight fever, i thought i felt some swollen lymphe nodes in nek and groin . This stayed for almost 2 weeks.
So again i did another HIV test at 12 weeks ( 84 days) and it came back negative. We are now 3 weeks later after the last test and i still have symptoms. My lomphe nodes are really swollen in the neck, have muscle pain, i am tired and don't know what to do now.. The skin rash and seborrhic eczema are still there. I didn't have anything of this before the exposure. I know i have made a mistake but i hope i can learn from this and i don't need to live with the consequences for an one time mistake... My docter said the test was conclusive but i still keep thinking what if my antibodies aren't detectable until six months?
All the 3 HIV test were 4th generation test.
when i look at the blood test i see that my crp level is increased from 0 to 5,1. and my leukocytes decreased from 7,30*10^9 to 6,70*10^9 in the last test...
so i am thinking what if the HIV is attacking my system now?
The girl i had unprotected sex with doesn't want to take a test because she said she is negative because she hasn't have symptoms...
Can you give me some advise? Do i need to re-test at 24 weeks or just be calm and forget everything?
Thanks for the answer!
I had an exposure due to broken condom with a CSW about 4 months ago.
This is my only exposure.
After that I got tested few times with 4th generation DU test as below.
1. 6 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
2. 10.5 weeks after exposure - NonReactive
3. 13 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
in between , I used a dose of antibiotic for throat infection & also eye drops with steroids.
Would this affect the test results ?
Should I consider these results as conclusive or test after 6 months.
thanks for your help in advance.
Good morning I read many answers in HIV HELP LINE however one of your volunteers has given inconsistent and erroneous answers that are consistent with the responses of the other volunteers. While everyone indicates that the window period is 12 weeks (84 days) Mr. Trevor indicates that they are 90 and he has answered many that if they have taken the test at 84 they should do it again after 90 days. He also replied that the elisa of 4 generation is not a duo test. So, the question is because someone from your volunteer community called "Trevor" responds differently to all the rest ????