First of all thank you for taking the time to answer this question, so I had unprotected vaginal sex on Nov, 16th 2013, and protected sex on Nov, 21st 2013, both different men (I know I went cray for that week), I'm not usually sexually active like this. The first individual on the 16th assured me he was negative on everything including HIV, but I didn't have actual proof. And the 21st was my ex-boyfriend and I know for a fact he was HIV negative. I took an HIV rapid test on the two month mark today, and tested negative. Now how accurate can this be? Given the fact I had full risk exposure on the 16th. Thanks, and any help would be appreciated, I'm dying of anxiety here! I will go retest at the 3 month end as well.
Hello and thank you in advance.
Please could you give me some information in regards to the 4th Generation EIA (DUO).
1 – Random Northern European girl on a night out she performed unprotected oral then brief unprotected vaginal penetration (less than a minute) then she performed unprotected oral again I did not ejaculate.
2 –Random Bulgarian girl on a night out all protected oral and vaginal penetration. Although protected I’m concerned as she seemed a bit unstable after the event as if she should have had intercourse.
I initially had a duo test after two possible exposures the test came back Reactive negative (14 days & 34 days from possible exposure). I was told to come into the clinic where I had 2 POCT both negative (19 days & 39 days from possible exposure) I was told to come back and have another Duo. Duo result weak reactive, Negative(25 days & 46 days from possible exposure) I again had 2 POCT both negative. I was told that the reaction in the DUO tests could have been caused by a recent infection or flue which looks like the p24 antigens/antibodies but after further testing in the lab it was found negative.
After these results I have been in a state of anxiety combined with possible symptoms swollen lymph nodes in left side of my neck stiff neck, night sweats, tingling in toes feet and hands, headache which has been constant for week’s, tightness in chest, chest feeling bruised possible chest infection and generally feeling unwell. Not sure if this could be all down to anxiety/stress.
I decided to have a further tests DUO & POCT both NEGATIVE (42 days & 64 days from possible exposure) BUT symptoms still persist. I have been to the Doctors and have been tested for all manner of things with no conclusion. I am really worried that I have HIV.
I have been told/read that many experts have not seen a Negative HIV Duo test change from 6 weeks to positive at 12 weeks. Is this the case? I’m worried that the two initial Duo tests picked up the antigen (4th Generation EIA (DUO) test looks for both antibodies and p24 antigens. The p24 antigens are detectable immediately and only for 14-28 days post exposure) but the antibodies hadn’t been produced yet giving this reactive negative, weak reactive negative result. I had my final duo result at 6.3 and 9.1 weeks from the possible exposures which came back negative BUT I am not sure if I can trust this based on what has happened so far.
The above article says:
"Current evidence has shown a second diagnostic window when using fourth-generation assays. In a case of acute infection, 2 fourth-generation assays were compared with 2 third-generation assays and 1 HIV antigen assay. Reactive results from the fourth-generation assays became negative during a second diagnostic window when HIV-specific antibodies were absent and p24 antigen concentrations declined below the test limits. Similar finding have been reported in other case reports."
Could this be the case with me could my result at 6.3 and 9.1 weeks from the possible exposure be in the window period where the antigen levels have dropped but the antibodies have not been produced in high enough levels to be detected?
I’m so scared and stressed at the moment and are dreading testing shortly at 12 weeks. Please can you let me know your thoughts and how to comment on your response if necessary?
sir i m a male aged 27 yr i made anal relation at 14 sep 2013 during which i bleed. after one month i devolps mild fever for few hour persisting several day.then sore throat ,malaise and thrush in inner chik. swollen lymph nodes under both side neck. and now devolp creamy hair on full dorsal surface tounge growing lateral side which is not scraped by tounge cleaner. after possible exposer the women also tested after 48 and 55 day resulted negative. i m also tested after 41 day and 92 day resulted hiv negative. kindly help is here any furthur test required
Hello Vancouver and all good people-readers!
I want to share my story and i hope that everyone will learn something from it.
Rule number one: Never ever sleep with anyone without condom
Rule number two: Never wait too long to test, because fear will destroy you
Rule number 3: Never ever question your negative hiv test result, because your soul will die..
When i was young and stupid, i had many, many unprotected one night stands. I thought that hiv is something that will happen to someone else but not me. After first cycle of unprotected one night stands i took an hiv test and tested negative, then i promise to myself that i will never ever sleep with anyone without protection. Days were pasing by and i was slowly forgeting about my promise to myself and i forgot terible fear of waiting for results. I was stupid again. A had again new cycle of many unprotected sex-and after that again tested negative. I thought that God is good and that he gave me second chance for life. I was thankful. Then i began to be asexual and using apstinence like protection. But after few years, in one warmy summer night i met a guy. We had such atraction that i can not describe with words. We slept together, again and again. After that, i found out that he is married and that i am just one of milion his love afairs. I found out that he has other girl every week or so. I fricked out! Again i started to thinking about hiv and about that how i can be so stupid. OMG, i had two chances and i destroyed them! God will never forgive me again! I was convinced that i have now hiv for sure, but i was afraid to test. Only option for me was to test positive because i was made mistake again. I was living in fear of hiv 4 years. I said to my mom everything that happened to me. She was listening to me. One day i gave blood in lab to check hormonal status. I did not knew but my mom order in lab that they test me for hiv from that blood sample. Few days after, my mom asked: Would you like to someone say to you that you are just negative? - Yes! But that is not possible! - i said. - But you are negative! - she told me. But, since 4 years have been past i could not belive that i am really negative and i started to doubt test, index values in test, i was doubting 3rd generation elisa, thinking that test is not good enough, that i need more than that, maybe ab-ag test or something, i was destroyed. Than i was starting to think that herbal suplement made my test false negative. My mental health gone, gone, gone. Every sign in my routine blood work i was conecting with hiv, low lymphocites, leukocites, immunoglobulins etc. I decidet to took another 3rd generation hiv test and was negative again. I still could not belive in it. One year after i was mentally destroyed, my marriage start to suffer, my friendships too and my familly realtions. Everyone knew that i am negative exept me-myself. I took than ab-ag test and it was negative too, but i starting to doubt that they did not do p24 for me, and that is false negative again, that i am one that is no making antibodies or not making them enough for test detection. My life became nightmare. Now, i am writing to you and still do not know am i negative or am i not. If i can turn back time, i would never have unprotected sex and i would never doubt first test result. Please learn something from this. Do not ruin your life because of hiv. Do not make yourself sad and person with destroyed soul. Please do not. Test once, accept your negative result and move on!
I had insertive/top) anal intercourse with a guy I dated for a few weeks. Although he did provide me with a negative hiv test report I have learned that he may have had other unprotected partners. It was a one time thing and I ejaculated in his ass. I am extremely worried and afraid. While I read a top has a lesser risk I'm very stressed about this. Please help. As the top can I breathe a little easier??
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I hadunprotected vaginal sex many times witha man since four years i did the rapid test once after two years it came out negative now i m experiencing mouth ulcers and a partially white tongue im really scared could it be HIV