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.
I had a high-risk exposure in which the condom was disrupted in vaginal sex. The girl that I related was at the end of menstruation, I happen to have seen no visible blood on my penis. When I realized that I had broken I took it off and immediately went to wash. After 10 days of the act I began to feel symptoms that until the present date permance. The symptoms were: oral ulcers, rash, pharyngitis, shivering, body aches and pains, lack of appetite, white tongue, fungus on rough nails, peeling of hands and feet. Over the course of three and a half months I've been testing myself with Elisa 4th G and PCR-RNA at 30, 60 and 80 days, all of these negatives. The last test was an Elisa in 15 weeks. Should I still be concerned about HIV, and still have symptoms such as chills and white tongue?
i hads a sex with CSW on 8 sep 2018, i used condom , but after sex i saw blood outside condom , and i touched blood while removing it with my hands , and blood also touched my pubic hairs , i had very small cuts on my figures, cuts one has bec of dry skin , but were not bleeding , i got tested on 19th day , 25th day , 29 th day , 32nd day , 36 th day , result was 0.248, 0.274, 0.302, 0.243, 0.320 non reactive
please help me and let me know what test should i do to get conclusive result ,
should i go for PCR RNA will it show me the correct result after 40 days , i am just having mild fever 99f
for the sake of Almighty please reply
i ma asking for help from past 30 days
I had unprotected vaginal sex with a man back in May of this year. I had a HIV test completed which was nonreactive. I'm not sure which type of test this was exactly, however on the report is says HIV 1+2 Ab+HIV1 p24 Ag and then the result as nonreactive. Is this a fourth generation test? I was then retested at three months post my potential HIV exposure back in May with the same test which was again nonreactive. My question is do I need to test again at 6 months post exposure or is my test at 3 months considered conclusive? This is causing me a lot of anxiety as I can not find any consistent answers in the literature regarding this. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
i has a sex with a csw , i was drunk , but i used condom , when i removed condom i saw blood outside condom and that touched my fingers and pubic hairs , i washed it with hot water within seconds , i wanna know is it possible i am infected , as there were cuts on my fingers , cuts were old like 5 days not bleeding , the cuts one gets bec of dry skin , no symptoms till now , only once i checked my body temp was 99 and rest all good , i tested on 19th day , 25 th day , 29th day , all test negative , with reference range 0.274 , 0.302, 0.243
please reply i begg u , i am asking again and again for help but no one is replying , please help
Hello, I need help. I was involved in a risk a few years ago. The only reason I was aware of this risk is because of the chronic diarrhea I've been getting. I did the rapid insti antibodies hiv 1-2 test at a clinic and there were no antibodies found. This test was done possibly a year and a half to two years after possible exposure. I'm thinking there were no antibodies present in the system or have disappeared. I also went in to a clinic for blood work but I haven't heard back from them in over a month and I'm getting really nervous because I don't know how long exactly before I would hear a response from the doctor. Do antibodies disappear and how long would I have heard from the doctor if something was present. Please help!
I had an unprotected vaginal and oral sex while I had a herpes on my lips
Week 3: started to feel pain in my right armpit and left groin
I was so anexious so I started to take black seed daily based on this article please take a look at it
I’m still on this herbal therapy
Week 4-6: had 2 DUO tests as well as one Individual NAAT all came negative
Week 7: some symptoms appeared one after one including fevers chills a sore throat, join pain,malaise, fatigue, nausea and herpes
Week 8-10: severity of symptoms declined and disappeared by end of the week 10 except the fever
I had 3 negative DUO tests weekly
Week 11-13: all the lymph network is painful including armpits, shoulders, arms, chest, belly, groins, neck...
2 suspicious bruises
The fever showed up and disappeared once in a while
I had 3 negative DUO tests as well as another negative individual NAAT
I am writing to you in week 14th and I’m totally fed up with HIV testing
To check other possible risks, I had a complete blood test, all in normal range
I lost my weight during this period 2-3kg and the worst part is the painful lymph network is still there.
Would you please asses my risk of HIV infection?