i recently got into a relationship with a lady i did not know of her HIV status. we eventually had an vaginal sex (with no condom). i was very worried though she told me not to that she was sure that she is negative. but out of fear, i went to my clinic and i was given PEP treatment at about 40 hrs post exposure.
the relationship continued and we had another sex 6 days after i started PEP. i was not a brief sex at all and i ended up having some injury on my penis as a result of the activity.
I almost discontinued the PEP, but asked her to just do the HIV test, and it came out positive. i was shocked!!!!!
i have not had any rashes, fever, sore throat and all that except jaundice, nausea and severe weakness once i take the drug.
i experienced an unexplained burning sensation,needle like pricks and colicky pain in and on my penis and my scrotum. sometimes i feel like something wants to come out but nothing comes out of my penis. this started about two weeks after exposure. but no discharge nor sore nor rash around my perineum nor inguinal area.
all STI screening i did were negative and i had to take treatment for STI just in case ( this was my decision).
i have completed my pep and got tested again at day 33 post exposure and day 30 on pep and im still negative.
i was placed on LAMIVUDINE AND TENOFOVIR + ATAZANAVIR AND RITONAVIR.
my questions are
1) will my second exposure limit the efficacy of PEP?
2) should i have extended my PEP to 6 more days.?
3) are those symptoms i had possibly due to seroconversion?
4) is my current negative result encouraging?
thanks a lot for your anticipated prompt response. i am honestly scared.
also, i just got an antibody test approximately 2 months post pep and 3 months post exposure. it came negative. i don not know what to make out of this as my symptoms still persist. my palms and sore of my feet are peeling of now. my bones ache and i am tired like my soul is out of my body. i need help please
I had a risky exposure with a commercial sex worker on Aug 6th 2018.I had protected Vaginal sex but i licked her vagina with a lotion this was unprotected.Afterwards washed my eyes in the bathroom .My eyes became red still experience eye pain even now. I had night sweats,body warmness,fever 97-99 and rashes now there are present under my left arm near my back.
Performed hiv elisa p24 antigen and antibodies test after 12 weeks at 86 days. Result is negative.But still experience the symptoms cold,cough which persist daily. Thinking of hiv everyday are my results Conclusive.Also did hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative on 76 th day which was negative less than 35 copies.
Okay diving into the main part i had a unprotected sex with a girl...20 days ago.later i got so worried about hiv so i asked her if she had a past she told she always had protected sex and she told she had sex with a guy 4 days ago prior to me. I was told hiv transmission would be high in acute stage of infection. So my question if she was lying about the protected sex thing. Would she still transmit the virus at higher rate (because it has been just 4 days she might have got the virus) and she was so kind that she got herself tested (cmia methord which dignoses both ag and ab) on 19th day after she had sex with the other guy and result was negative i have done my dna proviral after 14 days of exposure and the result came negative .
I am male 37 years old. I had unprotected vaginal sex after drinking in a night club. 7 weeks later I did all sti's test in the lab including HIV P24 Ag and ABS (HIV COMBO) which turns Non-Reactive. Can I consider this test as conclusive?
my question is that i went to a Chinese massage parlor.i got a protected (with condom on my penis) oral from her.when i ejaculated she removed the condom and cleaned my penis with baby wipes. then she waited for 5 to 7 minutes and held my penis (non protected without a condom)and massaged it to make it erect. as it got erected she used some oil to give me a boob-fuck(unprotected)and while i was just about to ejaculate she used a artificial vagina(again unprotected)( she claims that artificial vagina was disposable and was put in come glass container filled with water )to ejaculate me .after this ejaculation which was my second ejaculation i felt tired and wanted to go . but she insisted me to give me a (one more hand job because i had paid her already for this )and massaged my penis for 5 to 10 minutes to make it erect but it could not erect so i went back.
from that day to now i have extreme anxiety.my doctor already have prescribed me praxil.my concern is that
1>can hiv be transmitted in above senerio?
2>if that artificial vagina was not disposable and was the used one having hiv+ semen contamination and putted in water and then used on me then can it effect me?
3>if her hands or boobs have some left over semen from previous customer and my penis was rubbed on it (unprotected) then is there any chance of transmission of hiv because in the last try she was massaging my penis hard to make it erect and she tried to make it erect my massaging it for 5-10 minutes which is a big time duration?
4>do you advise me to get tested?i already got tested on 17th day 21st day and 28th day after exposure with fourth generation test for hiv i.e.(Abbot Alinity i - Combo test (p24 & HIV - 1 & 2 Antbodies) all are negative. should i retest my self at 3 months mark?
5>do you put this activity in a hiv trasnmission risk?
please reply i beg for your guidance
I had sex with 5 escorts within the span of one year (2015-2016). I am not sure about the condom breakage . For past one year (2017-till now ) i have been getting sore throat swollen lymph node and fevers , mouth sores and body aches cold sores ( 2-3 times in a month) , headcahes , dizziness and a stiff neck . I took 9 oraqucik tests( July - septmeber) 4 blood tests HIV AG/AB with reflexes ( July - september) all came back negative not sure what's causing these symptoms should i trust my test results and go ahead with my life or any other tests recommended ? And can you please shed some knowledge on HIV AG/AB tests will the antigens and antibodies be detected for the whole life if infected ? And also what are the factors that don't cause HIV antibodies in the body ? I dont have any auto immune disease my blood work( Liver tests , CBC , other STD's came back normal and fine .
I am from India, 34 years male, I have a few exposures in past when I was young and bachelor(12 to 13 month before) one or two among those were unprotected but after having family I had the last one almost 98th day back(though it was protected).I started feeling guilt and shame, and promised to self to return to life, leaving all this.A strong belief got in my mind that I am infected and started testing after the last exposure(which was though protected).I cannot think anything else than this my professional life shattered.
I first tested the source lady(a spa girl) with whom I had protected vaginal sex 98 days back on 5th day /7th week/9th week/12 week from date of exposure and she is negative in all in all teh time.I was testing her so many times only to know whether she was on window period.I tested her on ECLIA COMBO DUO and WESTERN Blot and all negative.
Now my turn I tested myself on 10th day/15th day/18th day/28th day/35th day/42nd day/50th day/56th day/87th day/97th day with HV AG/ab combo test only and all came back as negative.Done it from two different renound labs alternatively.
I tested on VDRL/TPHA/HBSAg/HCV all came back negative.
Can I get piece of mind and be 100% sure that I am not infected myself from any of the past exposures or the latest one?
Do I need to have any special test for my previous exposures to find out if I was infected in past but antibodies may have got vanished or depleted to be picked up by test?
I have no as such issues currently except a stiff neck that might be due to self examining my lymph nodes I use to move my neck quite rapidly and may got this strain, but not sure.
I take BP medicine Telday 40 mg and sometimes antibiotics as prescribed by doctor for normal cold and cough no other meds of any type.Can this meds interfere and delay window period?
I left this path already and will live normal life now and what is your take on me am I HIV negative?
Hey guys and thanks for the help !! I got myself in a really bad situation and cheated on my girlfriend with a commercial sex worker while on a weekend away with some friends. She insisted on using a condom and so did I (she actually had a full bowl of them). I did not check the condom at the end. The was the first time I sleep with a sex worker and this was my second sexual partner ever. I felt horrible an admitted everything to my GF. We have talked everything through and I have never felt more confident about being and staying monogamous and I want to make sure I can continue this relationship in a fully healthy way. I just want to know If my test are fully reliable and I can can have no worry of putting my girlfriend at risk. These are the tests I took all of which were performed by a doctor or nurse:
4weeks- full std panel
6 weeks (44 days)- 4th generation HIV lab test, syphillis, Hep
6 weeks (44 days)- Insti rapid test
8 weeks (58 days)-4th generation HIV lab test, syphillis, Hep
9 weeks (67 days)- 4th gen HIV rapid test
10 weeks (69 days)- 4th gen HIV rapid test
10 weeks (72 days)-4th generation HIV lab test, syphillis, Hep
11 weeks (75 days)- 3rd gen HIV lab test
11 weeks (76 days)- Insti HIV rapid test
12 weeks (83 days)- 3rd gen HIV rapid test
12 weeks (86 days)- insti rapid test
13 weeks (94 days)- 3rd gen HIV rapid test
13 weeks (94 days)- 4th gen HIV rapid test
14 weeks (96 days)- 4th generation HIV lab test, syphillis, Hep
I know this amount of testing is sort of excessive (actually really excessive)...but I just really want to keep my partner as safe as possible. Thank you guys in advance
I took the hiv-1/hiv-2 and p24 antigen test after 45 days.is it conclusive?
I tested 4th generation test for 4, 6, 8 weeks after I had exposure with Thailand sex worker, and it was negative.
Also, I tried to confirm myself to have a last test at 12 weeks with oraquick, and it was negative.
So, as far as I know, I am negatvie and there shouln't be any more doubt about it.
But since my girlfriend was having fever and throat pain for few days, I started to worry about hiv again...
My biggest question is that, how we can really confirm that window period is 12 weeks(or 3month)?
I found that, it is really difficult to find someone who found out themselves about their hiv infection in 12 weeks, as i see, most of them didn't even know if they had it, and just diagnosed few months, or even few years later.
So how these doctors figured out that window period is 12 weeks? and also, as you may know, Hiv-2 is really really rare in everywhere except for West Africa, then how they could find out hiv-2 window period?
please give me answers..I am still worried..
sorry for my poor english.