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putting this to rest

Hi I had unprotected sex with a female last year in march, university student, acquired chlamydia unfortunately. had a few worrysome symptoms, will not get into here as symptoms are not always reliable. - tested for HIV with antibody test at around 9 weeks (give or take a few days) after the sex,and then again at 16 weeks, which was in july. My questions- 1- I am 24 years old and healthy overall, is there any realistic chance I would not develop antibodies by this time? 2- Even in the chance she had HIV, I do not know she did, can I be sure I did not get it?3- I took medication for the bacterial infection, as well as some stuff for jock itch (cream and oral pills) around this time, would this have any effect on antibody production, or change anything?4- Is there any realistic way my tests were mixed up or had an error? Should they be fully believed5- I have had no risks since then, except I kissed a few girls (made out) , this is not considered a risk is it?6- I have asked on Medhelp.org some, but not all of these questions and he basically said I can be 100% sure and let it go. But I have anxiety issues sometimes and want another opinion. I am HIV -??Thanks for your time, I really want to put my exposure to rest last summer if at all possible. I do not have any known immune problems, not a person who donated an organ, no chemotherapy etc.

AIDS from shaving blade

Recently i shaved for the first time, and in the process managed to get myself cut with the shaving blade. I used my father's blade (i live with my family as i'm 15) and am sure that he has cut himself previously with it. He is HIV negative, so I would not be infected with HIV right??


I was using a towel after getting out the shower and I live with 2 other girls.  After using the towel, I noticed blood on it that was still wet!  I used the towel to wipe my face and im sure it touched mucous membranes etc.  The towel was used +/- an hour before.  Is HIV transmission possible? Assuming the girl was HIV +?
Thanks! and Happy easter.

HIV from fish & human blood

Hello.   It's nasty I know.   We use huge gallons of fish blood and remains. Fish and some human blood from cuts that my fellow fishermen had.   I fell inside the big tank and some came in my mouth and eyes.  Do I test or go on PEP?

Inderterminate Result

I had sex with a sex worker twice on Jan 20th. I used condom but I was not sure whether it was broken or not because the condom was too small. She gave me oral sex (no condom) for me when I was cum. She had orthodontics with her teeth. However, I felt hurt (may be from the intensely sex) for a couple of days. On Feb29th (5 weeks and 4 days from the exposure), I had an anti-hiv test and the results showed 'positive' on first ECLIA 4th gen test but 'Negative' on another ECLIA and Immonochromatography anti-hiv test. So, the results was 'Inderterminate'. Then, I tested HIV PCR the next day. And the result showed Negative. I was still not so sure about the result, so I had another Anti-HIV 4th gen and HIV PCR test at another hospital on Mar 10th (7 weeks from the exposure). And both results came out Negative. I also tested on WB on 8weeks after the exposure and the result was 'negative'. The question is Am I safe now? Do I need a further test? Why the first anti-hiv test was positive?

Conclusive at 19 days?

I need help on knowing how reliable my negative test is. I had unprocted sex for approx. 5 min 19-23 days ago (I made him put the condom back on after 5 min b/c I began to worry. He did not cum in me)
I got tested a week ago and again today (19-23 day mark), both came back negative. Now I am worried that I tested too early. I do not have any symptoms (I check my temp about 15x a day), but yesterday I had a white patch on my hand, which I scrubbed off; not sure if it was skin or bleach or something, but it came off after alot of rubbing; however i started worrying it was a sign of HIV (eventhough I know the HIV seroconversion rash is usually red and bumbs, and on the trunk).
My question is how conclusive is a 19 day test for a healthy person? Also, would it be possible to contract HIV from the needle they pricked me with at the clinic? they said it was a one-time use lancet, but Im still so scared. I know I have problems, but please help!!

Sexual intercourse with sex worker

I am a male,
A few days back I had sexual intercourse with a sex worker and thought I used condom, but unfortunetly it broke during the intercourse and I didn't figure this out until ejaculation. I am afraid that I might have acquired HIV. I dont know if the sex worker has any STIs or HIV. As of now I dont have any initial symptoms, but am worried.
Please let me know what are the chances of acquiring HIV, when should I get it tested, and what test I would ask the testing center to do?
For your information I have been tested positive for filaria two years back and am under periodic treatment... can filaria impact the risk of acquiring HIV. Please suggest what can be done.

Symptoms so early?

I've been making myself ill with worry and was hoping someone could help. 
About 6 weeks ago I stupidly had unprotected sex ( albeit without ejaculation..) with a guy, who has been tested , and is negative as far as he knows . 
For the past 5 weeks I've had a UTI that does not seemed to be cured with anti-biotics.  I've been swabbed for STIs , but seem to be paralized with worry about getting HIV tested.
Is there anyway that my immune system could be affected that quickly that it would prevent a UTI from getting better?
thank you for any words of wisdom 

HIV from scissors?

I went to barber shop 5 days ago but was cut by the scissors on my nose, causing bleeding. Does HIV spread through scissors and is it dangerous? Please reply.

Can liquid from the ceilling of a carpark falling into eye give HIV?

Just a few hours ago I was going into the carpark.
Some water from the ceilling fell into my eyes. Is there a possibillity of getting hiv? I mean there are pipes all over the ceilling.
Toilet water when flushed is ussually flushed straight to the sewers right?
Its water from the air conditioner most likely right? There should'nt be blood, semen or vaginal secritions in it right?


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