I would like to start with the thing that I am on PreP and taking it every day. 3 weeks ago or maybe a bit less I had unprotected sex and starting from Saturday (4th day today) I've been having a severe headache that never had before and some fever not higher though than 37.8C.
I am on painkillers right now and I would say it works quite alright. I tested my blood for HIV by HIV DUO Quick HIV1/HIV2 BIOMERIEUX yesterday and got results to be negative today. I asked the consultant about my situation taking into consideration the fever and severe headache whether it's confirmed that these symptoms were not caused by the conversion just by smth else since I believe that if someone has a conversion going on in their bodies with above-mentioned symptoms it means that a viral load is high and it would be easily detected by the machine. The consultant asked me to contact my doctor since he was not sure about that. I am out of the country now and I've got no possibility to do so. Could you please help me with that?
P.S. I stopped taking PreP on Saturday, the day I felt bad.
I had sex with massage lady, in the beginning I was protected, however for somehow the condom removed and I didn't realized, I have asked if she has HIV and she said she did the test 3 months ago and she is negative, I request if she can come with me next day to do the test and she accept, we went and we didn't the test 4th generation combo and she was negative and so I.. do I still need to be worry and do the test again, please advise
I had a risk last year with an escort (vaginal sex, i was too drunk , so i dont remember if a used the condom propperly), and took the INSTI test, on an AHF foundation, is this test reliable, the result was negative, i took it after 6 months of possible exposure, resulting non reactive, can i trust in the test, and in this result?
I did 2 HIV test, 1st test after exposure of 5 months and 2nd after 1 year of 1st test. Both were negative. Are these results conclusive?
Hello Sir, i had a girlfriend, who was HIV positive, and after our break up she told me that she is HIV positive. We had sex alot of times but most of time i used Condoms. But still i tested myself on sep 2016, it was an Antibody and antigen p24 test. The report was nonreactive. Again after 1 year i tested myself cause i was abit confused due to having a wart near my genital ... test was same Antibody and antigen p24 test. Again the report was nonreactive. can i rely on these reports or again i should go for a HIV test?
I recently had a MSM encounter with someone. Neither one of us is on PREP. We were making out naked and I could feel is penis pressing against my anus. The tip of his penis pressed considerably inside anus but I quickly pulled back. Would this be considered low risk or am I at risk at being HIV infected? It happened last Wednesday the 4th of July. Should I consider any immediate actions?
I had unprotected sex with one of my friend and its been more than an year before. I don't have any allergy, rash, fever or anything... just scare if i'm by any chance could be infected or not.. what should i do ?
What is a needlestick? I pricked myself with subcutaneous injection? There was no blood coming out of me after pricking…nor ther was visible blood on syringe…can anyone put light on infection chances?
On January 23, 2018, midnight and in morning, I had unprotected sex with a woman of unknown status, five times at midnight and one time in the morning. Ours is a subcontinent country and she became a citizen of a large first world country in the East and had lived there ever since. While talking, I learned she had known nothing about safe sex and she refused to test vehemently and stated that she hadn't had sex for over five years with anyone else (and she probably meant outside her marriage). The previous boyfriend married and had a healthy girl child, she said.
She was stupid despite her ideas on progressive thoughts and a loud mouth. This got to my mind and my OCD got triggered. She had also invited our other friends before me and I knew they were negative too but doubt had its own ways.
I started PEP about 67.5 hours later and completed it without missing a single dose. I tested immediately after PEP on day 29, 30, 41, 49, 58, 70, 72, 85 and 114 (12 weeks after PEP) with fourth generation Ab/Ag tests. All of them are negative.
Some confusing guidelines say 6 months post exposure on PEP. I don't like it. And I haven't had any symptom at all I guess. I think since it got warmer due to Summer, which is extremely hot here, I have been sweating profusely and I used to since childhood. I sweat even when I eat and even if I do not allow air, while sleeping.
Can I consider my 12 week post PEP results conclusive? Doctors Sera (says test after completing PEP is conclusive), Dr Sean, Dr David Wohl and Dr. Jose say testing 4-6 weeks after PEP is conclusive. Dr Tan and Dr. Benjamin Young say 8 weeks after PEP is conclusive. Dr Tan even goes on to say testing with antibody alone is enough after week eight and that Dr Tan says he has never seen a test immediately after PEP change later on.
On Day 72, I had also cut my little finger with a knife while cutting tape. I had sutures done immediately and feared that the needle used to give me the anesthetic was reused. Anyhow, the test 42 days after that incident has come negative. I had also believed that the phlebotomist who drew blood used a used syringe on day 30. I now believe these were unwarranted irrational fears.
Now, my concerns are:
1) Can I move on with my 114 day (12 week post PEP) results?
2) I should probably enter long term relationships and even get married. So, discussing and testing before we have sex increases my fears. So, does testing at the six month mark, which I don't want to, as I have had enough of fears before testing and waiting for the results.
3) I would still believe I would have to test 6 months after PEP and 7 months after exposure, as we go on.
4) I also want to believe that this result will stay the same and the 114 day result (12 weeks after PEP) is conclusive.
5) Long term consequences and complications that we read of the disease scare me, which is, as you might have seen, a "what if" question.
I hope I can mentally free myself from all these and remain negative to move on with other things in my life. I hope you can answer me soon. Thank you for all the great work you do :)
i am from india, i had taken tetanus shot on local clinic but i am not sure that the syringe was used or unused bcz he did not open from packet on front of me. so i am feeling lots of anxiety and done lots of test from 3 to 10 monts all are negative. suggest me what should i do? is there any chance to spread hiv like that condition?
AFTER A HIGH RISK HIV EXPOSURE DUE TO VAGINAL INTERCOURSE WITH A FEMALE SEX WORKER NO CONDOM AND MANY ARS SYMPTOMS. HOW MUCH STOCK SHOULD I PUT IN A NEGATIVE AG/AB HIV 1/2 TEST BY CMIA AT 51 DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE.