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After 30 days of unsecured sex, p24, pcr rna test negative and 65 days after that, p24, pcr rna test negative tha pls i am safe ya no else other test

BLEEDING GUMS (kissing an rim)

Hello,
Thank you for all of these useful information in regards of STDs. I have a query that is eating me alive. I am hypochondriac, so you can imagine how stressful it is. I had one night stand with a man with unknown status. We were kissing passionately for about 20-30 seconds, and I noticed that he had bleeding gums. We stopped the kissing and I spit on the tissue to check if I have it as well, luckily I did not have it at that very moment. Right after that I examine my mouth and gums and I noticed that my gums started to bleed as well - not excessive amount, just around one teeth, that I rinsed and bleeding disappeared right away. We did not kiss any more, however I received rim job after that (at the time of rimming, his gums were not bleeding any more). I would really appreciate If you can tell how big this risk of transmission is. Thank you a lot for your time and effort to help us.

I was the bottom, Penis tip entered twice for few seconds.

I was on the bottom and other guy was playing and rubbing his penis on my anus, my anus was lubed with spit and had lot of his pre-cum around my anus. I am extremely worried about this incident, we stopped immediately after him inserting his penis tip into me twice.

Please let me know what should i do ? PEP warranted ?
He said he is safe HIV neg. but i don't if i should trust.

extremely worried, please help! Thanks

Wrong PEP usage

Hi
I know it’s stupid but due to lack of knowledge I started taking PEP 3 WEEKS(not days) post exposure and once I considered what I’ve done, I made my second mistake, I continued it for more than 2 MONTHS!

Now 7 months pasts from the day 0 and I’m totally frustrated..
I’ve tested regularly through this time, monthly NAAT and DUO tests.

I guess I can not consider my HIV status because the PEP has suppressed the viral load and the immune system had enough time to develope few amount of antibodies as an answer to low viral load. And due to presence of antibody the virus never had a chance to rebound. Probably that’s why both RNA and antibody levels are below the detection line.

What you may recommend?
Thank you

How accurate is the 4th generation HIV combo test on 24 days while on pep medication?

I have unprotected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker. I am very regret on what i did and after 62 hours i am on the PEP medication. Throughout the PEP medication, i am having the side effects like nausea & dizziness almost everyday until now (24th post exposure). I have taken a 4th generation HIV combo rapid test with Alere HIV combo. The result came out negative. Would the result be accurate enough? I am having serious anxiety and go to different doctors everyday. Please help

Need help please - am i being paranoid

I had sex with a prostitute 9 weeks ago. It was vaginal and I was wearing condom and condom did not rip. She did however perform oral sex on me with no condom on, I did not perform oral sex on her.
At about 2 weeks I started feeling something in my throat like something was squeezing my lymph nodes. I started googling (worse mistake of my life) and got myself thinking about HIV. I did got to the doctor at 2.5 weeks and asked to get test for all the STI's and all came negative including HIV. Then I got test for HIV at 4 weeks and 7 weeks with the rapid HIV test and they both came negative as well. Doctor also tested my blood for the CBC (complete blood count) and once the results came back he said it was low pointing towards me having a virus in my system (it's flu time so not sure what kind of virus it was or is).

I got my lymph nodes looked at and they are not swollen and I have no other symptoms.

Should I be worried? and should I get re-tested again at 12 weeks.

Thanks for the help.

HIV duo after 35 days

HIv antigen-not determinable,
antibody-0.02
What is the interpretation ?
what does not determinable means

Worried about the window period

Hi, my "exposure" was protected vaginal sex, to the best of my knowledge the condom did not break.

I had a 4 Generation HIV Test (Dynacare) at 47 days just to be on the safe side, it was non-reactive. I read that CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html) and Catie (https://www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies) regard the 4 Generation HIV Test as conclusive at any time beyond 45 days.

My question is, should I have another test at 3 months? Since my "exposure" was in South America, am I at any risk for HIV-2? Would HIV-2 be picked up conclusively at 47 days as well?

Thanks!

Afraid I might infect family

Hie. I am a 26 year old man. I had a wet dream (nocturnal emission) last night. I woke up at 05:06 am. And I noticed some semen (was still wet) on my bed when I woke up..I touched some of it with my hand and then went to sleep..I was woken up by my little sister. She usually comes in my room and I give her transport money for school. She then brought some change and handed it to me on that hand that had touched my semen..I'm certain her fingers touched that hand..She then got her bag and grabbed some snacks and went to school. I then immediately examined my hand it was completely dry. Is it possible that, if I have HIV, the viral particles from the dried semen could transmit from my hand to her fingers then maybe into her eyes when she rubs her eyes or mouth when she eats the snacks? I'm so worried and so scared I will kill myself if anything bad happens because of me.

I find myself always worrying about having HIV..I had a negligible risk encounter last year in September where I fingered a girlfriend of mine who was on her period. I used a latex glove for the fingering but am scared that maybe something went wrong (e.g. microscopic holes) and the viral particles entered through peeling skin on my finger (no blood, no redness or pain)...I also french kissed a woman who bit me slightly on the lip as we kissed. I learnt from this forum it was no risk assuming there was no blood..She has a very dodgy past and apparently sleeps around. I fingered a 3rd woman in November (with a latex glove again). From all the fingering encounters the body fluids from the woman stayed on the outside of the glove I checked..For the first fingering I washed my hands 25 minutes after I had taken them off when I got home and the 2nd fingering immediately afterwards.

So now I am so scared of infecting my family..I always worry, about sharing water bottles, touching door handles after leaving the toilet in fear that they may be exposed to my body fluids. I am so scared and no longer have peace in my life..Every symptom that comes up I try and correlate it to HIV its driving me crazy. What should I do? I am scared to test because if I'm positive I will face discrimination and I will never be accepted. I live in Zimbabwe and all this is killing me...Please help me

Not penetrated, but he ejaculated on my penis tip.

Dear,

I have had mutual masturbation with a guy I don't know about his HIV status.
We kissed each other, licked the nipples and jerked off without oral sex, or penetration.
He rubbed his penis on mine. We are both uncircumcised. He ended up cum on my penis head. I thought his semen might contact my urethra hole and the body of my penis where the foreskin was pulled out.
I am concerning if I am at risk of HIV in this circumstance? It has happened 6 hours ago, should I consider PEP in this case?
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much!

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