Two days ago I took a rapid test with my friend. We had engaged in anal sex multiple time (around 8 times) in the past one month when I met him. In the multiple encounters, we never used protection. When we took the test, both rapid test produced two lines which we were informed is a positive result. However, the lines were two faint almost invisible. As I didn't believe the result, we headed to another clinic and took another rapid test. This time, my test was negative and my friend was unmistakably positive (The two lines were clearly visible).
Ever since that day, my anxiety has sky-rocketed and I'm having a very high degree of stress. I intend to get a retest but I feel its too early.
Should I take a test immediately and how can I manage my stress levels?
Do you think based on the information above that I am infected? Why did the first test show a faint positive and the second negative result?
One thing I observed from the first test is that the nurse drew a very small blood sample. Could this have affected the result? Again, since I was tested immediately after my friend, is there a way the nurse may have contaminated my rapid test kit?
hi there, I'm a 30 yo Asian male in Cambodia. I am so terrified now that I think I might be exposed to HIV. About 3 weeks ago, I had sex with a prostitute in Cambodia and alcohol was involved. During sex, first she gave me oral sex for awhile and then I put on the condom. After about 10min of having sex, my penis felt uncomfortable and I decided to take off the condom and use a new condom. But before I put on the new condom, I made a huge mistake to let my urethra touched her virgina and her virgina fluid for awhile before putting on new condom and finish the sex. After that, I threw away the condom and I did clean my penis but I dont think I have cleaned it properly till the next morning. In the morning the next day, I realized that the skin layer on my corona of glans and neck of glans was kinda peeled. This really make me worried and scared. I don't know if I can get HIV through the peeled skin.
Currently (3 weeks after the sex), I'm having a bad sore throat, a minor headache, and muscle tightness and aches especially on my left sides of the body. Btw, I have been having sore throat for like 2 weeks now and the muscle tightness/aches is just only for a few days. And also I feel quite tired the last few days. My question is that base on my scenario of the sex, am I at high risk of getting infected with HIV? Please please provide some answer. I'm terrified now.
I had sex with a ladyboy and we were not using condoms. We did blowjobs to each other and had bareback sex where we rotate being the receptive and insertive. Im not sure if she is hiv positive. We didnt cum into each other and always ejaculated out of the body. What are my chances of getting hiv if she was hiv positive?
Hii i m 19 year old i had an un protected sex one month ago
i m afraid i m suffering from testiculer pain, lower abdominal pain and burning sensation in my penis can You please help i m very afraid
I only have one simple question about this Rapid HIV Test. I went to the Department of Health and Human Services for testing.
My only and first exposure was long time ago in 2013 unprotected with a girl for less then a minute. Since that incident I never had any potential exposure after that. I learned my lesson and i always use condom.
The test Fingerprick blood and my result was negative. I asked them at the health department what is that type of test we used? The Health manager and coordinator at the Department told me me it is called Alere Determine HIV1/2 Ag/Ab Combo.
I just need your opinion about that test I have undergone, I never heard of it? What do you think about it? Good? Accurate? Reliable? If so, is my test result conclusive? Or should I consider taking different test?
Hi. I am from Pakistan. I do not know where to ask this question. So please try to answer this question if you can.
I had unprotected sex with a 'shemale' (I do not know the proper term). I first had oral sex, then ejaculated in her anus.
She seemed pretty neat, and told me that she never does unprotected sex and was doing with me because I looked neat too. Please help me in this issue, I am really worried.
I am a 16 year old female and 8 weeks ago I has unprotected sex with a male of the same age as a drunken mistake. We had sex twice in one night, the first time we used a condom and the second time we didn't.
For the past 3 days I have suffered from a very mild fever which included;
mild headache, slight muscle pains, pain in the back of eyes when I move them and night sweats. I also had dierrea for the first day and now the fever is almost gone I have noticed my eyes are very very slightly starting to yellow. I hardly ever get fevers so I got worried and searched the symptoms on the internet to see acute HIV cause fever like symptoms which really got me worried. I don't think I have the HIV rash as my rash doesn't look like that because it is on my right chest/shoulder and they are little red spots with some that have puss in them (they do not itch) also the rash flared up while I was abroad in Spain for 2 weeks, a week ago. I got bitten by Mosquitos but I don't think that has anything to do with the fever.
I know I need to get checked out and I will do very soon but just wanted to see what you have to say. Also how long does it take to get infected by HIV after unprotected sex and how long does it usually take acute HIV symptoms to show up after unprotected sex?
I am male, 25 years old, foolishly had unprotected sex with a sex worker 6 weeks back. She probably was 28-35 years old. The whole sexual encounter lasted around 40 mins and it was mostly kissing and oral (fellitio) but for around 25-30 seconds I inserted my penis in her vagina. The moment I realized it, I took it out. Later, I ejaculated in her mouth.
21st day after the encounter - I had a small cut in my tongue out of nowhere and it was healed within the day
On the 22nd-28th day - red bumps with white center pop-ed up in several places of my body (none were in the genital or oral area though) but, except one, those too went away within the day. The exceptional one pop-ed up near my right ear and took around 3-4 days to heal, it was slightly bigger than the others and left its mark there after it was healed. None of these were painful or caused itchy or burning sensation before appearing.
On 37th day, I had horrible toothache in the back of my mouth by my wisdom teeth (which are still in my mouth) and stayed around 2 days
Today (42nd day after possible exposure) I spotted two white spots on the gum of my front teeth (not itchy or painful), which might or might not have been there before (I am a chain smoker).
On my 30th day, I consulted with a doctor, he examined and suggested me to run some tests (CBC, HBSAg, AntiHCV, HSV-1/2 IgG and HSV1) and prescribed some medicine. All my test came negative except HSV-1/2 IgG test. The result of IgM test came back negative but the result of HSV-1/2 IgG (not specific) was 17.40. My doctor said I had it for quite some time, probably since my childhood, and if I never experienced any outbreaks ever then there is a possibility that I would never experience any for the rest of my life.
Would be really grateful if you please could answer my questions:
1. Can those be the symptoms of any of the Herpes from the recent exposure?
2. Though my doctor said the result of my IgM test is negative, 0.68 gm/l (reference range 0.4-2.4 gm/l) but can anyone tell me is it really negative or in un-determine stage? or is it possible that I get Herpes from my recent incident?
4. Should I get re-tested for Herpes again at the 60th day (2 month after the sexual encounter) or is the result I got from my last test conclusive?
5. I read from other posts here that the risk of HIV is negligible through oral sex but just to be assure is it possible for me to get HIV in my case (given I probably have weak gum or the issue of that wisdom teeth)?
Thank you for taking the time to read it. I would be grateful to you if you suggest me some advice and clear up my confusion by answering my question. Pardon me for my terrible English and unorganized presentation. Thank you.
Hello, my name is kabir from india . 2 months from now on 24 may 2016 i took a drug with insulin injection but i am not sure about the injection as it was used (Shared) earlier or not. i know i had made a mistake and i am worried about having HIV. i got tested two times now :
Tri Dot Test
5 week - Negative
8 Week - Negative
also no symptom was there in these two months but now i got a mouth ulcer and Worried about having HIV. is this a symptom of hiv.....please help..
Thanks in advance for replying and helping,
I had 3 times unprotected sex with the same person who is HIV positive. First time was hardly 2 seconds, 2nd time was 30 seconds or so and 3rd time for 15 mins approx, all on different days. When I first met her she told me that she has lost lot of weight with natural medicines. After our last meet I was terrified and things started to pop up in my mind that loosing weight could be because of HIV and the way she has sex with me looks she is a sex addict and must be doing the same with everyone out there. So I then secretly consulted other girls around the same place, who than informed me that she is mad about sex and people have reported she even drinks sperm and offers free sex to people who comes for massage, also got to know that she was very obese initially and had lost weight tremendously.
After being terrified with these news I went back to her this time with a condom, and went as if a regular sex meet. Before starting I told her about my anxiety since past few weeks and my worries, but she clearly refused to be HIV positive and saw a complete new side of her by the way she then talked and reacted as if I asked her what she's got. After that I returned home and couldn't get sleep in the night thinking about my wife, and also couldn't make any physical relationship with her. On the 19th day of last exposure without condom, I went ahead and took an early test of PCR RNA and p24 antibidy, but the lab said it will take 4-5 days for the result. So I went to another lab and tested myself with ELISA which looked like a pregnancy tester strip and the lab put my blood on it and said it is negative. I am now sure that preexposure with her I was not infected. But right now, as there is 3-4 days more to go for the results of PCR RNA and p24 test I am dying with guilt and anxiety. I am restless, I need help to find how are my chances against the odds. And what else would cause here severe weightloss? If HIV, then what stage would it have been? I am dying with questions.
PS: a lesson learned that will never ever do it without a condom, never ever.