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Clearview Complete Test at 15 weeks

Hi,
Recently I have been extremely concerned about my HIV testing, especially since I have/am experiencing a few symptoms. I am a nineteen year old female and my possible exposure was on November 1st of 2015 with a male through vaginal intercourse. I unfortunately did not know his status. While were were having sex, at some point the condom broke. I do not remember the details, (I was somewhat intoxicated and this was quite a while ago) but I fear that he did not realize the condom had broken until after he had finished. I then performed oral sex on him (I know that is low risk but I am just trying to be as specific as I can be). I then saw him about a week and a half later on Nov. 11 and we had protected sex and I performed oral again (unprotected). After this (2 weeks) I went to the Women's Clinic at my university and tested negative for chlamydia and gonorrhea. At this point I was not experiencing any symptoms of ARS (at least I don't remember any). A little less than two months later I got a deep cough and sore throat after a late night out in the cold. The sore throat went away in a day but the cough has been on and off ever since, sometimes with phlegm, sometimes without. I then started to think about HIV. At 81 days after the unprotected sex and about 10 weeks after the protected, I tested negative with an Oraquick Home Rapid Test. I might add that I was extremely careful with following the instructions. This test provided me with some relief, but a couple of weeks later (13 weeks past possible exposure) I got a cold. The cough was worse and with congestion in my head/nose and a sore throat. The doctor said my lymph nodes in my neck were a bit swollen but not too bad, no fever or anything. She have me some cold medicine and it cleared up in a week, but the cough still lingers on and off today. Because of the cold, I decided to test again with Oraquick (seeing that the first test was not past 12 weeks since exposure). At exactly 14 weeks since the most recent possible exposure (the protected sex and unprotected oral on Nov. 11th) I tested negative with Oraquick. Being me, I was still extremely freaked out as I dwelled on the experiences and scheduled a test at my clinic. On February 23rd (16+ weeks post the high risk unprotected sex and 15 weeks since the lower oral risk) I was tested with a Clearview Complete rapid antibody HIV 1/2 Test, which I think is a 2nd Gen. test. The result came back nonreactive. Despite these few tests I cannot shake the idea that I could be HIV positive, especially since I am still experiencing the cough with a few other symptoms like occasional headaches, congestion and some mild joint pain. I have been to the doctor several times since and she has told me not to worry too much, seeing that it is most likely due to allergies and the weather here, but nothing really seems to work. I have even expressed my fear of HIV to her. My main fear is that I have/am seroconverting late so my tests would not have picked up antibodies. I know that some say the window period is 3 months, but I have also read i that you cannot be sure you are negative until after a 6 month test, especially after you had a high risk event like mine, or if your "medical history is incompatible with the tests". I really do not understand that last statement, does it mean that since I still have symptoms I should test again? I'll add that I have not had any health issues in the past so I really do not know why I would be a late seroconverter, nor am I on any serious meds. Since the experiences I have not engaged in any high risk actives, out of fear that I will infect someone I care about. Also, I really do not know much about the Clearview Complete test, just that it is only a second gen. test. Which makes me worry if it is as updated/popular/recommend as other tests. I am getting a 6 month test (Clearview) on Tuesday, but am terrified! Is there a large likelihood that I will be positive? Are these rapid antibody tests that I have been taking any less reliable then a blood test? Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my worries, it is extremely appreciated!

What is the possibility of the Oraquick advance HIV-1/2 oral swab being wrong?

Here's what happen on 8/21/15 I had sex with a guy. There was a few seconds (like 5 seconds) at the beginning that he did not have a condom on after that he put a condom on. when he go close to finishing he pulled out and finished in the condom. I was not sure of his HIV status and so I was worried and when to a place where they do HIV testing using the Oraquick advance HIV-1/2 oral swab i got tested on 3/8/16 just a little over 6 mouths after the encounter the test was negative. I'm still worried the test may have been wrong. I have not done anything with any one sins then.
1.Also should I get retested?
2.Do I need to be worried about symptoms now?
3.What was my risk?
4.Is there a chance the test was wrong?

condom broke

had sex with a sex worker which is hiv negative and the condom accidentally broke and i ejaculated inside her .
experienced flu like symptoms and and many associated symptoms like headache, lightheadedness and nightsweat

tested using rapid hiv test 5 months and it show negative
do i still need to check up ?

CMIA Test -ve but still worried, please help!

Hi Doctor, I had sex with an unknown person on 10 Dec 2015, During sex, condom broke and I might have exposed my penis to a high risk. I have got myself checked four times and the results are as below
CMIA: 9 Jan (after 29 days)- 0.29
Elisa 3rg gen 12 Feb (after about 60 days) - Negative
CMIA: 24 Feb (after 76 days) - 0.21
CMIA: 15 Mar (after 95 days) - 0.1

I have not had any risk exposure (stayed away from sex) since 12 Dec. Should I still be worried?

Please help me, i'm having hypochondria...

hi my name is XXXXX, i'm single, 24 year old straight guy...i had vaginal sex with a prostitute woman (April 1, 2016)...it's my first time to try a hooker, I used a condom, but i don't feel anything, what i do is, I took off my condom to satisfy my pleasure...and yes i know, it's possible for me to have an HIV from that woman, what i'm going to ask is how many PERCENT i would get HIV?...because it bothers me a lot, i can't focus on my activities every single time, i feel paranoid on this, please help me....by the way i'm from the Philippines...

Oraquick oral swab help

Here's what happen on 8/21/15 I had sex with a guy. There was a few seconds (like 5 seconds) at the beginning that he did not have a condom on after that he put a condom on. when he go close to finishing he pulled out and finished in the condom. I was not sure of his HIV status and so I was worried and when to a place where they do HIV testing using the Oraquick advance HIV-1/2 oral swab i got tested on 3/8/16 just a little over 6 mouths after the encounter the test was negative. I'm still worried the test may have been wrong. I have not done anything with any one sins then.
1. Also should I get retested?
2. should I be worried it was wrong?
3. im not doing anything with anyone would I have symptom of it now?

High Risk, symptoms but HIV neg at 5.5 weeks

Hello,

Over seven weeks ago, I had a high risk (broken condom/anal sex) with a HIV + person, since then I have experienced a myryad of symptoms until today, however I have tested negative in three occasions, at three weeks (Rapid test), four weeks ( P24 antigen test) and almost six weeks (5.5 weeks) ELISA HIV 1/HIV2. I know my tests are not considered to be conclusive , but are they a good indication? I am not a IV drug user, nor a chemo/cancer patient.

Please, some peace of mind

Hello
I am a 22 years-old MSM. Until now, I've had 10 sexual encounters. Only one of them led to anal intercourse, with me being the unprotected receptive man with a guy of unknown status. After that time, I had two more encounters (receptive oral sex without ejaculation). The last one of these encounters took place almost two months after my first anal experience.
Then I lost my mind and the testing frenzy took place for the first time. 16 days after my last exposure, I got a RNA HIV-1 test form LarbCorp: NEGATIVE. That same day, I took an Oraquick which turned out to be negative. A very faint line appeared on the T zone after about one week of taking the test (I kept it as a "souvenir"). 5 weeks after my last exposure (that is, more than 3 months after my high-risk exposure) I took a blood test (it was an immunochromatography for antibodies like OraQuick but with blood). The first test I took that time developed a red linear faint spot perpendicular to the C line, on the T zone. I took another test then since the first one seemed to be defectuous, and the result was negative.
I know that I have got 3 -ve results so far. The RNA test is usually nor recommended for diagnostics although LapCorp claims that its test is FDA-approved. The Oraquick test was taken during the window period, although it had already been about two months after my high-risk exposure. The blood test I took with proper timing was negative, but I still have the image of the defective test on my mind.
I am planning to get psychological support, but I feel that I need to be sure of my status before doing so. What do you think taking into account your experiences? what about the timing and the incidents I had? Should I get re-tested? Which test should I get? Anything that you tell me would be very appreciated...I am seriously losing my mind about this situation. I feel like I haven't found peace of mind after so many attempts...

hiv

i just kissed on prostitutes lips and l licked just once near head of pussy and i inserted my pennis and removed immeditely, i not inserted completely my pennis , my head of pennis inserted and removed immeditely i not even penetrated while i inserted my pennis in pussy and prostitute done hand job to me with this activites i get hiv

Symptoms of HIV?

I had sex with a girl, who claimed to be clean, we used a condom but it slipped off. I came into her. There was also a bit of oral sex (both giving and receiving). I had fever (about 39° Celsius) and a throat infection 3 days after the event ( This was Friday night/Saturday morning and the symptoms appeared Monday afternoon).
The symptoms yielded after antibiotic treatment.
However i am now experiencing oral thrush and scalloped tongue, it´s been almost 4 weeks since the risk situation.
I know that the only way to be sure is to test, but how probable is it that i am experiencing Acute HIV symptoms?
Is it probable (I know it is possible) to have gotten HIV from a one time encounter, considering i was not exposed throughout the whole ordeal?

Thank you

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