I went to laboratory to do a conclusive hiv test(3 months) on 17th of September 2018 after the last protected sex I had on 1 July 2018. But When I got to the lab that day the lab girl wore a dirty handglove to gently massage my thumb before piercing it with finger prick needle. And I suspected she might have used the handglove on previous people before me. After the rapid finger prick hiv test it came out negative.
2weeks later I had a diarrhea for a day and that made me to go back to the lab girl to complain to her that I might have contacted an infection by that massaging of my thumb with dirty handglove she did before pricking my thumb but she insisted she didn't use a dirty handglove on me. After about 3weeks after the incident I started having rashes on my chest, shoulder & back and I went for widal test they said I have typhoid though I wasn't down with the typhoid yet, I started treatment thinking the rashes was caused by typhoid but it didn't go away... I had hiv test at 5 weeks after that incident and it was negative but I am still having rashes.
Pls can I get infected assuming there's hiv on that handglove she wore to massage my thumb before piercing it to collect my blood sample for the finger prick test?.
N.b. she wasn't wearing the handglove before I came but she wore the handglove after I entered the lab for the test... though I am now confused whether she had used it on other previous people before wearing it again to use it on me.
Im David from Barcelona, Spain. I work in security and a hiv man who was trying to injure himself inside a vehicle with bleeding wounds on his face was sprayed with hoses with water by firemen. I was standing on the side of the vehicle outside the driver's window that was open and I splashed some water on my face and eyes. Is there a risk of spraying him in the face and mixing the water with the blood of his wounds and splashing on my face and eyes? Thank you for your help. ****
Hi, I am deeply concerned about the HIV test that I gave blood for currently. Totally paranoid, can't sleep and symptoms match so perfectly I have given up any hope for negative result. I had a protected vaginal intercourse and an unprotected oral sex from an escort in the middle of august. In the month of September I noticed my lipomas increasing on my body. One grew on jawbone so I got it checked by a doctor and he suggested that was not lipoma but mostly swollen lymph node as it decreased in size as well that was early october (7 weeks). Then I got rash on my back like 2 cms which soothes when I apply cream. On middle of october I got annual blood word done and also took flu shot and tdap vaccine. I got very tired that weak, extreme fatigue. Met doctor again and she suggested wait a week if symptoms improve. It did not I got an ultrasound done end of october , it noticed enlarged liver but nothing else. first week of november (11 weeks), doctor suggested I take hiv test as symptoms are very similar to hiv, I am not waiting for results but completely losing my mind over being positive. More read online about symptoms mine match with most of them. I get joint pains, sometimes shortness of breath. I am not sure about escort's status but I am very much afraid whether I caught anything and gave it to my wife in september when there were no symptoms and since I had protected sex I did not even think about catching it. Of course I am waiting for my test results which it seems would take a week as they do both elisa and western blot, but I would like to know your opinion about my situation.
I had a risky exposure with a commercial sex worker on Aug 6th 2018.I had protected Vaginal sex but i licked her vagina with a lotion this was unprotected.Afterwards washed my eyes in the bathroom .My eyes became red still experience eye pain even now. I had night sweats,body warmness,fever 97-99 and rashes now there are present under my left arm near my back.
Performed hiv elisa p24 antigen and antibodies test after 12 weeks at 86 days. Result is negative.But still experience the symptoms cold,cough which persist daily. Thinking of hiv everyday are my results Conclusive.Also did hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative on 76 th day which was negative less than 35 copies.
i was using a public CR and when it was my turn the toilet seat was kinda dirty and had a little gooey substance. i wiped it off with wet tissue ( didnt press the tissue to o hard on the seat) and used the toilet. after using the cr, i went out and forgot to disinfect my other hand which made contact with the tissue and accidentally made contact with my hands to my mouth after say 20 mins and panicked when i realized i had a little wound near my lip and just made contact with it. do you think this is alarming? thanks i didnt really directly touched the substance though just the tissue.
Question about exposure risk. I sat down in a subway seat which had a questionable fluid on it. This fluid soaked the back of my sweater and part of my pants. It appears to have been part of a spill on the subway, likely beer since it was very sticky on the floor. When I smelled it, it smelled somewhat like old stale beer (had a sour smell to it), and did not have the frank smell that urine has. However, in the scenario that it was urine instead, what is my exposure risk from having a large amount of urine soak through my clothes and contact my skin with a few areas of unbroken skin (i.e. some cuts on my back)?
I am nervous because I had oral sex with a man who was undetected for 30 years but he did not tell me until after it happened. He performed it on my penis and I only did it oral to his anus. We had a heavy make out session and he came on his body, but some of it got on me and I wiped it off with a towel. A week later I have some chest pain and my tongue is white with some bumps on the back of the tongue. Is it too late for prep?! What can I do?
In Semptember i was tested for hiv, they did a rapid test from the finger. I went out from the centre and a while later i threw away the gauze which protected the wound although i didn't check if the would was already dry. Later i touched a few things and when i came back for the results i touched the handle. What is the risk of the transmission if the point was still bleeding and on the handle was hiv? A few weeks after that i felt very bad and now i have sore throat, a strange,red rash on the thighs and back, a white layer in the throat. I had also swollen lymph nodes in the throat and pain on the surface of abdomen. I was tested 27 days after that again, 4 generation test combo and it was negative. Should i repeat after 12 weeks? Thanks for your time and answer.
Should I consider test if I were mugged by few guys and I get injury? My hand was covered with blood, I didn't see any blood from attacker, but due to fact that my hand was bleeding, I did not recognise if whole this blood was mine or could be mixed with someone else blood.
Should I be tested if I did not saw any large amount of others blood?
I went to get an abdominal ultrasound (not vaginal) this past Monday, just the regular one that they do with the probe on top of your belly. I am concerned because I think the probe was not cleaned, and I am afraid the patient that was seen before I was seen could have had HIV and lacerations or skin sores and the probe could have been contaminated.
I normally would not worried, since I know intact skin cannot allow the virus in. However, I had an irritated pimple and it had some inflammation around it. So I was afraid that if the probe was contaminated with some blood, then I could have been exposed to HIV through my irritated pimple. Is this possible?
P.S. I am not sexually active, and I don't use any needles of any kind, so the possibly contaminated ultrasound machine probe on my belly on top of irritated people is my only concerned.