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HIV cmia(SRL lab) repeatedly reactive more than 30 months elfa(SRL lab) chemiluminescence (quest lab)negative w.blot recently showed pol 66 positive (quest lab)no pcr done.Interpretation negative.please suggest.

Provisionally non reactive

My husband was tested 3 different ways as per NACO guidelines and his hiv 1&2 abs & p24 is reactive where as immuno chromotagraphy and immuno dot assay for antibodies is non reactive. However final result interpretation shows he is provisionally non reactive. Does this mean he has HIV?

Needle poke with no blood drawn

Can you get HIV if you come in contact with an HIV+ needle without it causing you to bleed? I got scratched by a needle from a guy that was HIV+. It barely scratched the surface of my skin and didn't ever bleed. I washed my hands immediately. Can i still get HIV from this?

How to know the "immunodeficiency diseases"?

Hi guys, I have read many your answers about the delayed HIV window period. To your knowledge, there are only 4 situations that may affect the window period of an HIV test. They are: (1) Antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C (HCV), (2) Treatment for cancer (chemotherapy), (3) P.E.P. treatment for HIV, (4) Other immunodeficiency diseases.
What I concerned is that, how can I know whether I have immunodeficiency diseases or not? At the present, I am in a normal health and I am rarely in sickness.
Thank you so much.


Hi, i took an immunochromatographic rapid hiv test 81 day after the possible exposure.it came non reactive. Is the result dependable or ill have to take another test?

HIV status negative but concerned abt other STD..

hello sir...
much tnxx to you for assisting us....
as my hiv status came negative after 6 month....but I am concerned about other sexual transmitted diseases (STD)...as I heard there are other sexual transmitted disease which are dangerous same as hiv...is it fact....
2ndly...Let me know all sexual transmitted diseases that I will be able to do test.....and tell me categorically among thrm which std diseases are curable and non curable ....tnxxx

ever, fatigue or malaise, joint pain, headache, loss of appetite, rash, night sweats, myalgias, nausea or diarrhea, and/or pharyngitis.

I am sorry i am asking this for the time but i am so lost and have up the anxiety now. my symptoms don't stop and are bothering me for 2 years. my doctor is unable to help as he says whether you have 1000s of ARS symptoms but when HIV test are cleared. its not HIV.. but i want you to read my post thoroughly, you will find out how hard my life has been so far.

Two years ago I had an high risk activity , it was unprotected vaginal sex which lasted for 20 mints. after 3 weeks, i got stomach problems and diagnosed gastritis. i had the worst fatigue ever and got a sore throat. i had the headaches which latest for 2 weeks. then i developed 5 small red rashes at my 5 weeks which are still there.
i had the continuous diarrhea because of gastritis for latest for almost 4 months.

on my 11 month, i diagnosed with sinusitis ,
did have sinusitis surgery twice on my 19 month but didn't work out.

on my 12 month i got parotiod gland problem they stab all the time and also cheek burning irritation and they are still with me for 1 year now. MRI diagnosed as parotiod gland problem.

on 14 month i got measelse/chicken pox again at the age of 28.

on 15 month i got a high fever of 102 centigrade which lasted for 22 days.

on my 18 i started to have this sensation of burning and stabbing at the back of my neck..

i tested at 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month via Eclia 4th generation from here in Pakistan. every time i came out negative.

I have lost 5 KG and have horrible keen pain ever. my condition is getting worst, the parotid gland, cheek burning sensation and at the back of neck burning are disturbing me so much. it has been 2 years to my exposure now.

whats going on here. please help. i am very depressed now. when i search for my symptoms on all the internet, all these symptoms do match to my condition.

I am thinking to go for test once again, taking fourth generation and PCR at the same time.
I am losing my mind, i worry for my daughter and wife alot. my daughter is only of 8 months..

HIV fear

I did a sex with prostitute using two condoms which can be dangerous. The inner one was as it is but the outer one was slipped 25% condoms didn't break either. But after 2 days I had burning on penis doctor prescribed me cefixime 200 then after 10 days I developed non itchy rash on both palm of hands which come & go now from last 2 days I have had abdominal pain & semi diarrhea simultaneously I am developing sore throat as well.. Do these all due to HIV ? Which test I can go for after 20 days please help me I am too much nervous...

How can I know if condom breaks?

I have a doubt that if a condom breaks does it always break catastrophically?
They say that when they fail there will be only the rubber ring left at the bottom. Is it possible that the tear may get unnoticed?
Does it mean that after the sex when I take it out if it is completely there then the condom is not broken?

Open wound

Hi, my sexual partner has an open wound on his penis head, right under the mushroom and he has had it for years now. We've been checked and were negative for everything. But the other day he picked at the abrasion and made a significant about of blood come out. Is it still safe to have unprotected sex with him?


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