I had an exposure and took PEP for 28 days which i started within 72 hours. I did the following tests which all came back non reactive:
1) At 105 days post exposure (76 days post pep) 3rd Generation HIV Elisa Antibody test which was non reactive.
2) At 119 days post exposure (90 days post pep) Determine HIV Antibody test which was still non reactive.
3) At 122 days post exposure-Hepatitis C rapid test which came back non reactive as well. Can i consider my results conclusive since the guidelines state that delayed seroconversion only occurred in people who acquired Hepatitis C together with the HIV virus. Please respond and this will be the last time am asking.
Hi, first of all thank you for providing all the information.
7 weeks ago I received unprotected oral from a female. We also kissed and did a mutual masturbation. No vaginal or anal sex.
12 days after encounter I had a fever for about 48 hours and blood discharge from my belly button(also for 2 days). On day 14 I was really anxious about being infected so I went to do a HIV test in clinic. It was a ECLIA antibody test. Result was negative. My fever that day also disappeared and I slept so well. On day 15 I woke up in middle of the night with a sweat on my neck and forehead. I had a weird dream about HIV so I think it was because of this.
Then after 5 weeks (day 35) I went to test again.
This time I tested with Architect HIV 1,2 Ag/Ab test. Result was negative as well. Doctor told me that because I had a "negligible risk" encounter I don't have to test again.
My question is:
The doctor told me that, if the symptoms that I experienced would be because of the HIV infection, I would already test positive because my body already would fight with the virus. Is that true ?
Should I test one more time at 8 weeks with Ag/Ab test or should I test later when I will go for a regular testing (I test every 6 months).
Thanks for answering.
Thanks a lot team for the work you people are doing.
I had a sex with CSW . She looked healthy . While having sex the condom got punctured and she was the one who said the condom is broken . So then we changed the punctured condom and After we were done everything was ok . But after 3-4 days when I was masturbating i felt the slight pain on my penis and with in next 2-3 days I got some white substance coming out of Penis and I felt burning sensation while Peeing . So the next day I went to the Doc . HE gave me Disodium Hydrogen Citrate syrup for UTI and Fluconazole 200 Mg tab and Eberconazole 1% for Fungal Infection he diagnosed . He also asked about if I had any Sexual contact and I said yes. He was ok with it .
After 5 days there was a much of improvement . But yeast was still seen at my Penis . So I thought to change the doctor . My new doctor said that I am suffering from Balanoposthitis and he changed my pills and said me to come after 4 weeks with test of HIV . I am very scared and I don,t know what to do . I have read alot about the symptoms of HIV on net . I am in my 3rd week of the sexual exposure . And i feel like I have been suffering from symptoms like Sweating in Palms and in body at night and 3-4 rashes on my body including two on my hand and there is alot of back ache rest I dont see any other symptoms . Please help me I am very depressed
Thanks in Advance
I had an exposure of penis head entering twice in my anus for just 10-20 seconds. No ejaculation, just pre-cum.
I got scared and was on PEP for 30 days. I got tested today exactly at 6 weeks or 42 days post pep with 2 HIV tests, one was Rapid uni-gold HIV test and rapid Alere Determine Ag/Ab 4th generation HIV test at the same clinic. both came out negative at 6 weeks post pep. I was wondering will this testing shows that i am negative and what are my chances at 3 month testing ? I know post pep guideline says 3 months testing. i was just nervous and got tested at 6 weeks. And do i also need a 6 months test ? Thanks
**** Unprotected sex with prostitute. after 135 days antigan & antibody test negative (CMIA =value 0.42) Do I need to test more or Is this conclusive?
Thank you for your services.I have been working as a doctor in Germany for two months. During my pre-hospital screening test, my blood test was positive for HIV. Nine years ago, I had a similar incident in India where a screening test was positive. My doctor advised me to do a Western blot, P24 antigen and DNA PCR test, all of which were negative. I did not have any exposure.One year later, I got married and was tested every two years and was always negative. I gave birth to a healthy boy two years ago. The regular maternity checks for HIV were also negative. I am only sexually active with my husband. Is there a chance that this current test in Germany could be a false positive? How accurate are these tests in Germany for occupational medicine examination. What do I have to do now? Why would such an incident happen to me twice? I would really appreciate a feedback.
Dear Team- Thank you for taking the time to answer this.
I had protected vaginal sex, the condom broke right in the beginning and he pulled out immediately. I was tested at 6 weeks, 3 months and 4 months with 4th generation HIV test all coming back negative. My concern is I had two vaginal yeast infections about 7 weeks after and then again about 13 weeks after. I also noticed about 15 weeks after my right lymph node on my neck is swollen.
1- Are my tests conclusive or do I need to retest at 6 months
2- Does the quantity of HIV transmitted affect the window period. Meaning if only a small amount of HIV was transmitted would it take longer for my body to respond to it thus lengthening the window period?
First, thank you so much for your replies, you website helps a lot!
My questions: I have read the reasons that are supposed to delay HIV testing (4th generation). But for example different antiviral meds are also used against simple flu, cold, etc. (interferon, etc.). They are also used to treat HVC. Of course we usually don't treat flu or cold so seriously and with so many meds as HVC. But in a case a person has HIV combo testing after 6 weeks of exposure (as many doctors say, they are conclusive) and don't get HVC treatment, cancer treatment, doesn't take PEPs, but took some drugs against flu or herpes for example, can his window period be prolonged?
I am a gay man, and I am just concerning about something. I was just wondering if H.I.V has any link with Yeast infection in men.
I am gonna tell you a brief description what's going on.
Recently I have experienced some burning sensation on my urethra and also when I urinate. I went to my primary Dr. and did some lab tests and get some urine culture, it came positive for Yeast Infection. The doctor put me on this medication for it. I took the first dose this week and taking the last one on Sunday.
I'd also like to mention I am a "pre diabetic".
I also got tested for H.I.V, it came back negative. It has been two months since I had sex with someone, we just had mutual masturbation, showering together, kissing and some rubbing and came. The guy I had sex with is on Prep.
Just outta curiosity, I have Googled it, and all I can see and the first thing that pops up is a link between H.I.V and Yeast infection in men. At this point I am more worried and anxious than never.
I was just wondering if you are able to clarify my concerns.
What's the window frame that 4th Generation test? And how accurate is this Test?
I am experiencing some symptoms such as burning sensation in my legs, weight loss, stomach issues, mild dhiarreia, lose of appetite and burning tong and lips. I have not had any fever.
Since I was tested positive for Yeast infection, I’ve been really anxious and worried lately. Can these symptoms be all related to the anxiety and stress?
These are the tests I’ve done so far:
-At “57” days - ROUTINE (CENTAUR) 4TH GENERATION HIV ANTIBODY/ANTIGEN TEST “(Negative)”
-At “72” days - RAPID (ALERE) 4TH GENERATION HIV ANTIBODY/ANTIGEN TEST“(Negative)”
Is there any link between H.I.V and Yeast Infection specially in me? Please help!
I have all these stuck on my mind, and I can't get over of it. The more I think, more anxious and worried I get. This past week has been so overwhelming.
I took a HIV 4th gen test 43 days post PEP. The test was negative. Do I need to test more or Is this conclusive?