I had unprotected sex 3 times on a Saturday and again 3 times on a Sunday with a lady i had just met. I started taking pep within 72 hours of the first exposure. but before PEP we did an antibody test with the lady which tested for HIV 1 and 2 but it was non reactive. the lady also told me that she last had sex four months ago and it was protected sex. she also told me she had done a test a week ago. she did not even resist to go for another HIV test with me which gave a reason to believe her. i have been taking PEP even though she was negative in case of the window period.
At home i have been using condoms with my partner and one day the condom broke. what is the risk of infecting her and me being infected. the condom broke and within seconds i came out. it broke when i was trying to enter her and i had taken pep for 16 days.
i had an unprotected anal sex with a gay ( me insertive partner) whose status unkown . i had a p24 antigen antibody test negative at 39 days and 67 days after exposure .Is my result conclusive or i need to retest again at 84 days .Please advice
I had a sexual encounter with an HIV+ man (which I found out later). Though I was the top and we had protected sex most of the time. I rubbed my penis on his anus and teased it, and inserted it into his anus for around 10 seconds a couple of times. I also fingered his anus and went in a bit deep with a couple of fingers. I had Dyshidrotic Eczema (very small stress bumps filled with transparent fluids but no open wounds that I can recall) on my fingers at the time.
I was put on PEP on the 60th hour post exposure and have been taking the medications everyday. I'm on day 14 at the moment and have 14 more to go.
On the 11th day post exposure, I started having a sore throat, a fever of 99.8 to 100 F, congested/runny nose, sneezes, coughs and headaches. Today, these subsided minus the fever which still fluctuates between 99.5 and 100 F.
I'm really worried about my HIV status. My question is: are there any sorts of HIV tests that I can take while being on PEP that can tell me about my status? Or do I need to finish all 28-days of PEP to get tested via 4th gen HIV test or RNA test?
Thank you for your help.
6 weeks after l finished pep l developed flu-like symptoms such as intermittent fever(37.4'C) for a few days and feel fatigue till now.
My question is:
1) Can pep failed to protected me from hiv and l just have an ars?
2) Can intermittent low-grade fever is include in ars?
PS.l test negative immediately after finished pep.
I'm curious about the chances of contracting HIV through a singular intravenous use of a (possibly) contaminated needle. Person at risk isn't intravenous user, has never had sex, and this was first and only time doing intravenous injection. Person assisting with injection possibly is positive and may have intended to infect. Person at risk was told was new, clean needle, but may have been lied to.
I recently visited a strip club where I ended up getting a lap dance from a girl there. For a couple of minutes, I rubbed the outside of the her vagina with her underwear on the entire time. Her panties were initially dry, but they became a little damp by the time I stopped rubbing. I would not say they were "soaked" or very wet. I could "sense" the dampness with my fingers, but they didn't really feel wet while I was rubbing.
I realized after the dance that my fingers were chapped from the dry cold winter, and I had a crack that was about about 5mm long, a little red and deep. When I pull the cracked skin apart on my finger, I see red skin below but no bleeding.
As the girl and I talked some more, it sounds like might have been involved in some risky sexual activity, but I don't know her status.
Is it possible that if she were HIV positive that vaginal fluids containing the virus could make it through her underwear, into my cracked skin, and put me at risk?
Do I need PEP in this situation?
Thanks for taking the time to look at this question.
I honestly have a fear of HIV, I'm honestly scared that I'll get it and its always on my mind. I'm gay and I recently broke up with my ex partner over 2 months ago. The last time we had sex was about 9 weeks ago, and yes we didn't wear protection. I found out that he had raw sex with someone else while we were together in the last two weeks that we were together. Fortunately we know that person he had sex with and they both say they are negative and my ex is now on prep.
But I am still paranoid as I have chronic fatigue and most of the symptoms are similar to HIV and its playing on my mind and affecting me every day.
I had a little over a month check and it was negative, I just had a 9 week test and this was also negative. What are the chances say one of them did have HIV that my 9 week negative result could still come up positive at the 12 week mark? I can't keep going on like this :(
hi. i had a very short (less than 30 seconds) vaginal sex with a female sex worker. i did instant hiv test after 14 weeks and the result was negative. As i'm so stressed, i'm wondering if i need to repeat the test again or it's conclusive already?
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!
I am a Canadian working in Beijing. On june 24, 2018, I ordered an outcall services, and the girl gave me an oral sex for a short while followed by protected vaginal sex (she sat on me). I think the condom did not break (my "stuff" was not leaking out, so I assume it was intact) but the condom used was not any international brand that I am familiar with.
On Agust 24 2018, I found a massage parlor and tried the service. First, it was just unprotected oral sex. And somehow I thought this girl was safe, and decide to do unprotected oral sex + protected vaginal (she sat on me) on August 29.
During September, I visited the massage parlor for another two times. On September 7th, I did unprotected oral sex only. On September 30, I did unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex (I inserted into her).
At first, I was not so worry about these encounters as I had used condom for all of the vaginal sexes, and I did not experience any symptom (no diarrhea lasting for more than a day, no rash, no fever, no sore throat etc;). Additionally, for all the vaginal sexes I couldn't get very hard and ejaculate after 20-30 seconds or even shorter. The outcall girl's boss told me that the girl is clean and the massage girl told me that she got check regularly.
Recently I read a news about the number of HIV paitent in China that has increased rapidly during the third quarter, which made me start to worry and led me to here. Now I am worrying about the condoms I used were not effective as they are some unknown chineses brand brand and somehow these encounters could accumulate (it sounds super stupid).
My current concerns are 1)the condom could be fake and it did not work though it covered my penis 2) the condom could have little hole that vaginal fluid can come through. Can you tell me what are the chance of getting hiv if my concerns were real.
I've already booked a body check this weekend, but start having imagination of getting a positive report back. I understand that you get questions like this a lot, and I apologise. I just want have some professional opinions regarding the chance of having negative report so that I can wait for my report more peacefully.
A worry paranoid