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4th generation DUO test results conclusive ?

Hello,

I had an exposure due to broken condom with a CSW about 4 months ago.
This is my only exposure.

After that I got tested few times with 4th generation DU test as below.

1. 6 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
2. 10.5 weeks after exposure - NonReactive
3. 13 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.

in between , I used a dose of antibiotic for throat infection & also eye drops with steroids.

Would this affect the test results ?
Should I consider these results as conclusive or test after 6 months.
Please advice.

thanks for your help in advance.

Confusion about post PEP testing

Hello,

I had unprotected sex with a sex worker.after 4 days I was placed on 30 days PEP (Yes, I know it is late). I completed the 30 days and 4 weeks post PEP (8.5 weeks post exposure) I had 2 Rapid finger prick tests. Both came back Negative.

1. I was wondering if PEP has any chance at working after 3 days ?
2. What are the chances of it interfering with an antibody test at 8 weeks post exposure ?

Thanks for your time

Hiv test kits safety

Hi sir / madam ,
I want to get info about hiv test kits contaning hiv antigen and antibodies ...during test i touch the sample pad of kits ...i just want to confirm and detail information about the antibodies and antigen are harmless and noninfectious .

"it contain monoclonal biotinylated anti hiv p24 antibody ...a conjugate pad contain monoclonal anti hiv p24 antibody colloidal selenium and hiv 1 and hiv 2 recombinant antigen collidoal selenium and a nitrocelloluse membrane with a immobilized mixture recombinant and synthetic peptide hiv 1& 2 antigen in the lower test area, immobalize streptavidine in the upper test area and immobalized mixture of anti hiv 1 antibodies , hiv 1 and 2 antigens and hiv 1 p24 recombinant antigen and anti hiv 1 p24 monoclonal antibody in the control area ".
Exatly same text were there ...what does it mean and what type of these antigens and antibodies are used in hiv test kits while manufacturing ... are these harmless or infectious if touch with pricked finger ... i just want to know what kind of these terms .... any dr or biochemist or any full educated person can help me ... help me plz just this one question remains in my mind

REGARDING DOUBT CLEARITY RELATED TO HIV

sir,
my last intercourse with a thailand commercial sex worker was on 11.01.2019
i got the following test

HIV1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES AND P24 ANTIGEN TEST FROM LAL PATH LABS 0.14 NON REACTIVE

my question is that can a man take more than 3 MONTHS to produce hiv antibodies
do i need further testing or its sufficient

ARS symptoms

Recently on holiday I developed a skin rash on my lower and upper arms, both sides, only on the outer side, not the inner side. Not stingy at first I turned burning (like a cold burn sensation) overnight. I was worried and contacted a local doctor. He wasn't sure what to make of it and said it was a viral infection/rash in combination with an allergic reaction and he prescribed a cortisone cream to apply. At home 4 days later -the rash had subsided a bit, but came back I went to my generalist doctor and she said it would be more like a hives reaction to sun exposure or sun cream lotion. As I was about to depart on another trip she gave me a cortisone injection. The rash then disappeared with that. 2 weeks after this rash, and a week after the cortisone injection I get night sweats for about 6 nights. I now worry sick that both are related and are ARS symptoms.

My last sexual contact goes back 11 weeks prior to this rash and was what I believe a safe contact: some physical contact, some licking (balls, pubic area, but not the penis), mutual masturbation, being facesit and some kissing there but no real rimming) and me giving oral sex with a condom. I am in general panicky about body liquids (saliva, sweat, precum, cum) and avoid that. Despite this and in hindsight and in relation to the rash and the night sweats I am overwhelmingly afraid and wonder if there might have been a risk there.

To calm my mind, I am extremely anxious to take a test -have always been in the past- I am trying to find some very concrete answers with relation to ARS symptoms

1. Can conversion symptomps occur as late as 11 weeks after a contact?
2. Do ARS symptomps present themselves at the same time - the rash and the sweats are 2 weeks apart.
3. Are the symptomps as described above consistent with ARS symptoms in your professional opinion.

Thank you very much for your advise!

Help Please!!

I had a risky exposure on Jan. 17, 2019. I tested negative at 13 days (RNA), 18 days (RNA), 20 days (RNA), 27 days (4th gen), 34 days (4th gen), 48 days (4th gen) and 90 days (4th gen). What are the chances I could still be positive? I haven't had any risky encounters since the initial one. What would cause someone to not develop antibodies until after 90 days?

Oral Sex Giving and Receiving

Hello,

I have meet someone that is HIV (Undetectable). She has been Undetectable for a little more then 3 years. I am planing to use a condoms and seeing a physician PrEP. I have a clean bill of health.

But when it come to Oral Sex giving and receiving. What are my Risks?

HIV test with a "Lancet", are they reusable ?

Hello, I have been tested for HIV here in the Caribbean Islands. I don't know how safe practices are in use here, the building was not in good condition and health clinic had cotton swabs dipped in alcohol and was not a pleasant atmosphere to get tested at. but i wanted to get tested so i got 4th generation test and a uni-gold test at the same time at the same clinic. their policy is to test any patient with 2 HIV test to rule out false negative. I recently saw a outbreak of HIV in a 3rd world country where needles where shared and people got HIV. I didn't let them draw any type of blood from a syringe. But they use the "Lancet" to pink prick my finger, I always get paranoid where i am in this kind of situation. Can you tell me if "Lancet's" are reusable ? or any chance of possibility of them using them ? there were bunch on them in a container. should i be concerned in this situation ? ever since i read about recent HIV outbreak, i am really concerned. Will the cotton swabs or tables or any atmosphere in the clinic would place me at risk ? should i get tested again ? please advise me! really concerned. Thanks for this service.

Sean

Hi,

I recently met a guy. We mostly did orals (69) and I rubbed my dick over his ass. The tip of my dick may have entered for 2-3 seconds into the guy's anus - no absolute penetration occurred. I might have been pre-cuming. What are the chances of being exposed to HIV? I'm unsure of his status.

hiv by hand to genitl

i did sex with sex worker.i weared condom and intercourse for 10 mintues.after some time we stoped sex and i removed condom . after thet she started handjob.
but i noticed next day she was touching my penis to get into her vagina with finger tips. with that fingers(hand) she gave me handjob.after finish i wash my penis 4.5. times with soap.
i got tridot test on 27th day it was non reactive.
do i need another retest.
now please tell me what is my risk.
thanks

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