On June 8th 2013 I had unprotected anal insertive sex with a guy (I was topping) who on September 17th found out he was HIV+. He is still awaiting Western Blot confirmation.
I did not know of his condition and neither did he until September, apparently. It was foolish of me to engage in such act, I know.
In July I developed a pseudomononucleotic syndrome which, after tests, revealed to be an actual mononucleosis relapse. Elisa 4th gen (HIV1/2 AB, p24AG) was negative on July 25th 2013. Other values for Epstein-Barr were positive.
When he told me of the news I repeated the test one day after. Elisa 4th generation again, negative. This was September 18th, more than 100 days apart from the possible exposure.
My doctor and the lab told me I was lucky and did not get exposed. However, they also suggested I do a PCR qualitative assay for RNA to rest totally assured before repeating the test in 3 months and consider this chapter closed. I have done that but the wait is killing me. I know the blood samples are pooled and tested together, and then tested individually should the whole batch come out positive...
I want to know: on what grounds precisely are 4th generation Elisa tests considered to be totally effective after three months? Is it because of the combined AB and Antigen qualities? Could there be a slight change I seroconvert after the three months (100 days, actually)? If I am not mistaken, that is why 4G Elisa looks for p24 -- because that antigen is present before seroconversion and for a brief period after antibodies are created.
Please let me know. Thank you for your service to the community (I am neither Canadian nor live in Canada). It is extremely laudable.
Im 34 years old circumcised male. And i had unprotected viginal sex with a sex worker (June 13 2013 ) only once. Actually it was a one minute sex act. Because the plan was i will just mastubate while she is making some sensual dance. But as i about to finish i stupidly ask her to go on top of me. So she do as what i say after a few seconds. I finish inside her and she pulled out right away. And we both wash. After the incident HIV come across my mind. And i start to freak out and started searching about symptoms and all sort of info. I start fell stress cant sleep enough from day 1 after the incident till now for the past 4 months. i have an average sleep of 5-6 hours a day watching my sefl like an owl. And the only symptoms i found is one slightly swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck its not visually obvious. I can only fell it if i turn my neck to left side and run down my hand on my right side neck. Its not painful and tender. Aside from that i did'nt notice anything and i had some sort of dermatitis on my face as i know its some kind of yeast or immune system problems but i have this long time ago maybe 6 years. So this are my questions hope u can give me some answer. By the way im planning to go for an HIV test but for the moment i cant cause im working on a ship and my contract will expire on jan. 2014 and its mandatory for us to under go medical exam every time we sign our contract including HIV Test so im sure im HIV negative before. so for the time being i really need help cause its affecting my job and quality of life. Ohh y i also contact the girl thru txt msg. and ask if shes HIV infected she got angry cause she might be pregnant and told me that shes also surprise since our deal is just mastubate. Then she told me she has HIV and gonorrhea.
1. Do you think this slightly swollen lymph node an HIV thing?
2. Am i infected dispite all the emotional stress and luck of sleep why did im not sick.
3. This dermatitis of mine if im infected should it become worse even if just in my seroconversion time. But i didnt notice something special.
4. This lymph node of mine i can remember during my childhood and teenage time its there what i really dont know if its been there b4 the incident .
5. If its true that she is HIV infected and has gonorrhea. What is the chance of accuiring the HIV and not the gonorrhea cause as i know gonorrhea is more easy to pass than HIV.
Hope you can shade a light on this problem of mine ive been in 4 months of depression and mental stress my quality of life and job are really affected but still i gain weight of 3 kg.
I had unprotected sex with a lady for around 10 mins,,, i poured my seminal fluid inside her,, she sweared she is safe and had a negative hiv test couple of weeks ago,,, but i dont believe her,, my question is,, can hiv be transmitted from infected lady to a man frim single unprotected relation?? And what should i do to be sure i'm safe
I am 29 year old male from INDIA. Just 24 hours back I had intercourse with one commercial sex worker male. I used condom for intercourse, but meanwhile i found that condom has broken and immediately i stop there and bring out my penis outside. I was not ejaculated till that time. After that I did not have the session. I did anal sex when I was 15years without condom, and second time I did 24hours before I had anal sex with condom however it broke during intercourse. I consulted with the local doctor, he told me that go for regular check up.
I am too much worried since last 24 hours, did so many gooles, feeling guilt also,that why I did that. I also know that no one test can assure me before 3 months. Please let me know, what is the risk for me to affecting HIV.
I also heard about RNA test, Can I go for RNA test after 7 days? Please help me I am too much anxious now and out of control also. some expert recommend PCR RNA test can be done after 72 hours of exposure also. Please help me.