Hi everyone. I would just like to get your opinion regarding my risk/possible exposures and the results of my previous tests.
June 7 (possible exposure # 1) - unprotected anal and oral sex with a guy met from an online application with ejaculation on mouth only
June 9 - sore throat, diarrhea, low grade fever, diarrhea, night sweats, muscle pains (arms, legs, back) all for 6 days.
July 30 (7.5 weeks past exposure # 1) - tested negative at a local clinic using HIV antibody rapid test
August 14 (possible exposure # 2) - gave unprotected oral sex with ejaculation, upper gums got swollen in the afternoon
August 24 (11 weeks past exposure # 1) - tested negative using an approved Philippine home HIV test kit (finger prick blood)
August 30 (2 weeks past exposure # 2) - high fever for 2 days, nausea, headache, diarrhea for 1 week
I was so paranoid and related these symptoms to my oral sexual encounter last August 14. My gums got swollen that day and I thought that I could have an open sore that time which led to the possible infection. What makes me more bothered is that I got the fever around 2 weeks after, when ARS typically appears
September 12 (4 weeks past exposure # 2) - Due to paranoia and since I haven't purchased a new HIV kit yet, i re-tested using the kit I used last August 24, since there was still a reagent/HIV buffer left. Before re-using, I was so sure that there was no indication of any line in the T area. After putting blood and the buffer, there was a faint line that showed in the T line!
September 27 (6 weeks past exposure # 2) - tested negative using a new HIV kit.
Now, my questions:
1. I know it was a dumb idea to re-use the kit, but why is there a faint line that appeared? Is it because I re-used the kit? I was thinking there could be something that really reacted from my blood, because if there is nothing, then it should have stayed the same, with nothing appearing on the T-line.
2. Is the September 27 test more reliable? I know that 3-month test is conclusive, but could this be a false negative, given that a faint line appeared on my September 12 test? Did I just use the kit wrongly this time, that's why there is no faint line that appeared?
3. If my September 27 test was indeed accurate, am I cleared of my June 7 exposure?
4. Given my oral exposure last August 14, should I re-test at the three month mark?
What are your thoughts?
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i had an oral sex with girl and i did elisa test in 3 months , which came back negative but above questions worries me to much pls help god bless u
In a Sept. 21 post "Worried of Oral" one of your volunteers indicated that oral sex is low risk and that there have been some cases of HIV being transferred this way under special conditions. This contradicts what everyone else seems to say which is negligible risk and no confirmed cases. Could you please clarify which is correct? This is a seemingly contradictory position taken on your site. Thank you.
'this is seemingly contradictory information between low risk and essentially negligible or no risk.
I had a sexual encounter with someone who was HIV positive. There was no penetration but he was grinding my anus and ejaculated. I have genital warts and herpes around the anus so very worried this could put me at great risk. Very anxious at the moment and would love to know if this was high risk
Thanks in advance for your advice
I received oral sex from a sex street worker after I climaxed I pull out my penis there was blood on it from her. I didn't have any cuts or sore on my penis. Could I have contracted HIV ?
I got a HIV test result Negative in July 2015 and the test’s name is HIV Combi PT. The test was conducted at:
– 17th week after unprotected anal sex
– 16th week after protected anal sex
– 10th week after unprotected oral sex
– 29th day after my partner fingered my anus
Should I get tested again? I had an unprotected oral sex a few days ago which makes me worried now.
All the exposures occurred with my partner - a HIV positive person.
Good morning four months ago I did a prostitute ora by condom in Finishing took off his condom and finished in the mouth during my ending touch with the language of the underside of the penis and bit her lip . You may stick hiv in this way?
Hi and thank ver answering this question.
I recently was with a csw. I received oral sex with protection but I am not worried about that. The sex worker also grinded on me unprotected. I was nude and she had on underwear/lingerie. The reason I am worried is that I'm not sure if I penetrated her while she grinded on me. I highly doubt I did and this is coming up from my anxiety and imagination. I even went as far as into texting her and asking her if I did and she assured me I didn't and she would never let anything slip in without a condom. But what if vaginal fluids were on her underwear? Would that pose a risk? I don't think I penetrated as I think I would have noticed plus she had underwear which would make it harder to penetrate . I'm scared Please help
I would like thank you for all your hard work, its really important and many of us are very grateful. Here is my story/questions;
1 - I went to a massage parlour and had a very aggressive handjob from a Russian masseuse. I had a medium sized sore on the shaft of my penis that was slightly bleeding when I squeezed it. I could not tell if her hand was bleeding though but lets assume that it was. I am also uncircumcised. Am I at risk? Do I need to test?
2 – I also fingered her for about 10-15 minutes. It was quite deep and she was quite wet. I also had a small cut on my fingers. Is this a risk? Do I need testing?
I am quite anxious over this event so your soonest reply would be really appreciated.