Thank you for answering my questions in advance!
I have had an contact with a true positive person. I received fellatio, thats all i have done!
That happened on January 27... my last test is on august 17 i think (among many other tests..)
I have been tested well over 10 times, I have had 3th gen elisa's, 4th gen duo tests, westernblots, and one time RNA PCR test on 9 week after exposure.
I have had many symptoms(i will not go into much details) the remaining symptoms are:
Isometric Tremor (when i flex my muscle and try to hold it just shakes and cant remain steady), brittle nails, cold feed, eyefloaters and some weight loss + pain in the head when i look right with my eyes.
I am considering to get another test, but I am too scared to do this now... I have had so much hard time, every test i engaged i died inside waiting for the dreaded news... THANK GOD I remained negative, but even after hearing so many negative tests, I still cannot get back to normal :(
Can you please advise me how to proceed in this kind of situation? Should i go to another test and if so, what is my chance of testing positive after almost 7 months negative duo test, 9 week RNA test - undetectable + westernblot ( and many more tests).
THank you! I love you!
Hi, thank you in advance for taking the time to adress my concerns.
I was anonymously informed that I was a contact and to get tested. No date or idea of when was provided so im basing my experience on the most recent potential exposure (I generally practice safe sex but this involved heavy drinking which blurred my memory).
My first test was a pooled nat at 10 days (non reactive) followed by an insti, p24, and pooled naat, at 4.5 weeks (all non reac) and finally an insti test at 6.5 weeks (non reac) coupled with a pooled naat at the suggestion of the nurse due to the fact I was listed as a contact and my general anxiety over the issue. I will not get the naat result until next week. How reliable is the combination of testing to date up to the 6.5 week negative antibody test? How likely is the 6.5 week naat to change from 4.5?
Do I need to go back at 12 weeks for verification or can I rely on the variety of tests recommended?
Can I consider HIV RNA test at 45 days conclusive? Many say it is conclusive at 28 days. Is it true? Can I relay on that?
How accurate is an RNA PCR HIV test at 11 days post exposure? I took the test 11 days post exposure (10/23/2015) and I will go in for the results on Tuesday. I wanted to know the exact accuracy of the test?
1) Is it 100% conclusive at this time and reliable at this time?
2) If the virus is not detected, does that mean I am not infected?
3) If the test doesn't detect the virus, should I retest at 4 weeks post exposure?
4) I told my doctor that if I am found negative, I want to go on PREP (Truvada). PREP + Condoms usage is the way to go, but how effective is PREP at preventing HIV in case the condom fails?
5) Has there been any documented case of HIV with people on PREP?
6) Should I also tell my doctor to prescribe me with Isentress? I heard it's good if combined with Truvada for PREP.
do know there are 4 situation which effects the hiv testing !
2) treatment for hep c
3) treatment for cancer
I have take several duo test at
23rd day - Eclia
28th day - Eclia
42nd day - Eclia
58th day - Eclia
89th day - ELFA
93rd day - Eclia
103rd day - ELFA
103rd day - Cmia
122nd day - cmia
One hiv rna pcr 1 qualitative @ 103rd day - NOT DETECTED
One id NAT test @ 125th day - viral screening for hiv rna Dna 1/2 ! Hep c ! Hep b ! - NOT DETECTED
Two complete immunology test once th day when I had my IgM was slightly high and IgG was slightly low @ 48th day
Again took immunology test at 58th day
All were normal
Again took immunology test at 93rd day
All were normal
How do I know whether I have immunodeficiency ? I was serious kinda ill during my childhood
Suppose if I do I have some immunodeficiency
Does it affect my testing !?
Testing is delayed for antibodies ?
But even with some immunodeficiency antigens /rna/ dna / Id NAT should be detected?it detects the genetic material of hiv
I mean even if I do have some immunodeficiency
Test like I'd nat and pcr rna looks for virus only ?
Rather than looking for antibodies ?
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for all the help provided by this site! I'm sure its appreciated by all who visit. Here is my situation:
I engaged in unprotected oral sex about 4 months ago with a friend who claims he tested negative prior to our encounter. We had a few other oral sex encounters leading up to about 2.5 months ago. Within 2 weeks of our first encounter I had symptoms of HIV, which I know are nonspecific. I bought an at home "Oraquick" oral swab test to obtain some peace of mind 2-3 months after our first encounter (I tend to be a hypochondriac). Test results came back NEGATIVE. I still wanted to get tested at a clinic, so I did a few weeks later, which was about 4 months after initial exposure. It is also important to note I had a flu vaccination 3 weeks before my 4th gen test. Results came back as follows:
4th gen test: POSITIVE for P24 antigens.
Since that was positive they then preceded to "step 2" which is Antibody differentiation immunoassay. The paper the clinic gave me said this test "produces results faster than previously recommended western blot" - assuming its similar to western blot then..
Anyways, this test came back: NEGATIVE.
Now I await ANXIOUSLY for my NAT results to come back.
What is your take on this situation? I feel I have had more than enough time to produce antibodies and have non detectable P24 levels since those tend to diminish after 28 days. Any chance the flu vaccination played a role in this?
2 week before i went to an prostitute i had a protected vaginal sex for 40 sec after my penis is not erected so she masturbate me for some times with the same condom and then i stared to masturbate am at risk now i had a mild fever for 2 days and boby tirdness for 4 days when can i test hiv at this point and i had lot of stress due to this is it possible for hiv infection please help me sir
A Few days ago , I had sex with a SexWorker(Most probably She is from Philippine ) in Bharian . Only for one time and after that I am in fear of HIV.
First of all I don't know if that girl has HIV or not . I kissed her and also fingering then I try to put my penis without condom , but it's not happened as it was not as hard that will go smoothly then I try to make it hard with my hand and touches the vagina Lips with penis (foreskin pull back) where vagina fluid present, and within few mnts I ejected in top of vagina with rubbing my penis without insertion in fact not get time to insert . Her vaginal fluid touches my penis top my Urethra ..
I am still in a trauma. I rubbed my penis on the lips of a vagina . Vaginal fluid touches my penis top means urethra WITHOUT PENETRATION .
Is that any chances to get HIV+. Please help me out , I am very scared. What should I do now.
I did several test,
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 33 days Its showing only one line in C (with fingertip blood)
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 40 days Its showing only one line in C (with fingertip blood)
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 42 days Its showing only one line in C with fingertip
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 45 days Its showing only one line in C with fingertip
Then on 49 days : HIV 1/2 & P24 Combo(CMIA) from LALPathLab : 0.23 Non-Reactive.
Then Day 52 : HBsAg SeRUM (CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : Non-Reactive
Then Day 52 : HCV SeRUM (CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : 0.07 Non-Reactive
Then Day 52 : HIV 1 RNA QUANTITIVE (Real Time PCR) from LALPathLab INDIA : Target not detected Copies/ml
Then Day 56 : HIV 1/2 & P24 Combo(CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : 0.24 Non-Reactive.
As I work in GCC region so after 84 days I can only able to take rapid home test at 84 days ,should I go for that or my above test are conclusive ?
Please suggest ... I can't Sleep,can't work .
Please help me out to understand the result accuracy % and risk.
Should I continue sex with my wife without protection ? Am I free from HIV 1/2 ??
My husband was tested 3 different ways as per NACO guidelines and his hiv 1&2 abs & p24 is reactive where as immuno chromotagraphy and immuno dot assay for antibodies is non reactive. However final result interpretation shows he is provisionally non reactive. Does this mean he has HIV?
1) Can hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative detect all subtypes/strains ( even some rare like e / crf / group 0 ) of hiv 1 at 14.5 weeks ?
2) can ID NAT ( viral screening for Rna/dna for hiv 1/2 detects all subtypes /strains ( even some rare crfs groups strains !?
What is diff between Nat or Id NAT at 124th day ?
3) I had several duo test eclia ELFA and chia method at 4 6 8 12 13 14.5 17 weeks ?
4) if no antibodies then antigens or viral rna DNa should detect ?
All were not detected! Only thing which made me worse was symptoms due to hiv or rain ? But excat post 3 weeks !