I had sex with someone on Dec 20 and the condom broke in between. I only realized after finishing. I started PEP in less than 48 hours and took it for 30 days. I tested at 42 days after exposure (11 days after PEP completion) the test was negative. The test I used was HIV CMIA (p24 and Antibody). I took another test (HIV CMIA serum) at 60 days after exposure (29 days after PEP completion) which was also negative
My question is this:
1. Are these test results encouraging?
2. I am planning to take another test at 42 days after PEP completion (74 days after exposure). Have you ever seen post pep test at 28 days turn positive in the future?
I have read on the Internet that HIV 4th gen test are conclusive at 6 weeks by expert. So if my test at 74 days (10 weeks and 4 days after exposure or 42 days after PEP completion) is negative. Can I consider this conclusive?
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
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?
sir I stay in India . I had protected vaginal sex with ejaculation inside her vagina not sure of the condom date and had unprotected oral sex licked sex worker vagina under the bed sheets with a lotion this is my only exposure
and later some semen got into my eye after washing it with water.exposure was in august last year
i went for hiv p24 antigen and antibodies cmia test at 25 days which was negative
i went for hiv -1 pcr rna qualitative at 25 days which was negative
I went for hiv cmia only antibodies test which was negative
i went for hiv pcr rna quantitative test on 77 days for hiv-1 which was <39.1 copies method rotor gene
I went for hiv p24 antigen and antibodies test elisa method at 86 days which was 0.40 non reactive
did westernblot at 92 days which was negative
hv tridot at 17 weeks negative
hiv elisa at 22 weeks negative
hiv western blot all bands are negative but serum control band positive in december my 2nd one.
hiv cmia screening at 20 weeks negative . hiv 4th generation serum at 154 days negative.
symptoms - swollen lymphnodes,headache,fever ,burning but tests negative.))
cmv igg - +ve and cmv igm - ve.)))
Are my test results conclusive
i had sex with csw , used condom , but blood was on my figures while removing condom , i did regular tests , antibody test and they came negative , i did antigen antibody p24 test on 91 day it was negative , i did antibody 1 and 2 test 98 and 101 day it was non reactive, are my test conclusive
1. can negative only antibody test are conclusive
2. can negative at 101 day become positive later
3. should i get tested at 6 month mark
waiting for a reply from past 3 months
Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing.
Please note my question below
I am 32 year old circumcised male and recently on my trip to Asia I had indulged in sexual activity and I wanted to know whether am I at risk. Following are the sexual activity
1) Protected vaginal sex using double condoms. After sexual activity I checked both condom and found them to be intact, that is no broken condom or no leakage etc.
2) Protected oral sex. I used single condom which never broke in oral sex.
3) There was absolutely no kissing or anything else involved.
4) I just touched her vaginal area ( only surface no insertion) once for few seconds and later I realized I had a minor non- bleeding cut on my finger. This cut was 2 days old and although bit deep seemed only superficial as there was never any bleeding.
At no time her fluids touched me except maybe during touching her vaginal surface or her fluid on my pubic hair.
I have already undergone HIV RNA PCR test on 16th Day after my sexual activity ( >2 weeks) and it came out negative.
Please let me know am I still at risk?
Dear AIDS Vancouver,
Thank you very much for all your help and for replying to all the questions.
I am a 29 year old gay male, and I had sex on the 26th of October, where I was the insertive partner. However, the condom broke just at the beginning, and I have noticed it only 30 seconds after it broke, after which I have pulled out (I am also circumcised). The next day (29hrs later) I went to the hospital and got PEP. Immediately after starting taking PEP, I got a red sun-burn-like rash under my armpit and belly and legs, and I went back to the hospital and they replaced the regimen Ive got with Descovy and Rezolsta that I am using now. I know it couldnt have been ARS as it was a day after exposure.
Later on around the 6th day I got a slight cold and fever, which disappeared quickly.
On the 10/11th day I developed a maculopapular rash all over my shuoulders, neck, a bit on my back and chest, it was horrible, amd a fever. I went back to the hospital on the 11th day and they did an RNA test which came back negative.As soon as I got the results my rash and my fever disappeared.
On the 15th day I started getting chills and a fever all of a sudden in the evening (38,8), which subsided the next morning, but I started sweating all the time, especially in the evenings, I am having nightsweats for 2 days now.
I am on the 17th day now post exposure and PEP, and I am terrified.
Can you please tell me how big was my risk to start with, if the guy was positive? Could all of these be ARS? And could the RNA test taken 11 days post exposure be a false negative due to the PEP medication I was taking (because I have read somewhere online from some doctors who have been replying to others, that PEP can cause a false negative RNA?). But then again, can one have ARS symptoms if the viral load is undetectable?
Many many thanks!
Hello good day! I'm from Brazil! Forgive me my weak English!
I had a high-risk exposure in which the condom was disrupted in vaginal sex. The girl I related was at the end of my period, but I did not notice visible blood on my penis. When I realized that I had broken I took it off and immediately went to wash. After 10 days of the act I began to feel symptoms that until the present date permance. The symptoms were: oral ulcers, rash, pharyngitis, shivering, body aches and pains, lack of appetite, white tongue, nail fungus, rough nails, peeling of hands and feet, nausea and vomiting, weight loss. I tested with RNA PCR and elisa 4th generation with 20, 33, 50, 70 and 80 and 90 days and gave undetectable and negative. I did another 120 day test and it turned out to be negative. I called the partner to test and she tested with a quick test on the 100 day mark and a 3rd generation Elisa in 120 days and she also came out negative. But I still have symptoms like white tongue, white throat secretion, rash and itching through the body. I am not satisfied with the test, as I fear late seroconversion. What advice can you give me? Thank you very much.
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 hads a sex with CSW on 8 sep 2018, i used condom , but after sex i saw blood outside condom , and i touched blood while removing it with my hands , and blood also touched my pubic hairs , i had very small cuts on my figures, cuts one has bec of dry skin , but were not bleeding , i got tested on 19th day , 25th day , 29 th day , 32nd day , 36 th day , result was 0.248, 0.274, 0.302, 0.243, 0.320 non reactive
please help me and let me know what test should i do to get conclusive result ,
should i go for PCR RNA will it show me the correct result after 40 days , i am just having mild fever 99f
for the sake of Almighty please reply
i ma asking for help from past 30 days