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IS PERSISTENT ORAL THRUSH AN HIV SYMPTOM

I had unprotected virginal sex with a CSW. But i took pep for 28 days. I started PEP within 72hours. I had the following tests which came back negative.

HIV Duo at 14 weeks post pep.
Hiv rapid ingure prick abtibody test and hepatis A,B and C antigen and antibody test at 4months post PEP.
Hiv rapid fingure prick antibody test at 6 months 1 day post pep.

The problem is that i have been having persistent oral thrush. Am i negative or can i wait and do another hiv test to confirm my status?

Please your response will be highly appreciated

Please Answer my question

Hi,
I have an extreme fear of needles, sharp objects and fear of hiv. I apologize for my questions but I really need some one to answer this. I constantly worry about this all the time. I know I need help, but believe me I have tried several times, talking to doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, medicine...unfortunately nothing has helped me.

Quickly, let me give you the complete story. A few months ago my neighbors were being excessively loud very late outside. Teenagers, were having a party and they were playing music so late. I called the cops and asked them to go to their house (since it was almost 1 am) to have them turn the music off. It is not the first time I have called on them. I did call once before that a few years back. Anyway, I got nervous what if they do something to us because we called the cops. The neighbors somehow knew it was us because one of the parents, who must have been inside the house when the kids were outside making all that noise, was home and must have spoke with the cops. She apologized for her kids making noise the next day, either because she knew it was that we called the cops or maybe the cops mentioned that it was us next store that made a complaint. Regardless, I worried I hope they do not do anything to our house etc.
Now fast forward to a few months - about a week or so ago. My husband was in the backyard, we have a very woodsy area, he was trimming bushes and trees and usually he does this with gloves on but he was doing it very quickly and so he trimmed a bunch of brush that was overgrowing near our garden which is located in the back yard and the woods are around us and our next door neighbors, (who we called the cops on) house is right there, in the back yard where the kids hang out you can see them through the trees and bushes when we are in our back yard. Anyway, my husband was trimming all the bushes WITHOUT gloves and he picked up the stuff to throw it further into the woods and he got poked in his finger by something sharp. Once he told me about it I freaked out automatically thinking what if he got poked by a used needle that the kids threw from their yard over to our yard, with the intent to harm us while doing yard work, because they are upset we called the cops on them a few months ago. My husband, did not see anything really and just assumed it was a branch however, carried on like it was nothing. There were no thorns over where he was picking up all the stuff he trimmed and so my thought is what if it was a needle. Now I am intensely worried and upset thinking what if he got poked with an hiv infected needles. God knows what kids are doing partying in their yard, most likely drinking but my mind is thinking what if they are doing drugs and shooting up..who knows. Because it happened to my husband, my fear is now hiv and that I have it too because my husband and I have sex. So I ask you please kindly answer me and tell me if this is me being irrational or if this is a legit concern. I have no one to talk to about this and my husband says if I ask him if it is a needle again he is going to flip out. I mean, I do not understand why he is not concerned about a needle and just assumes it was a sharp branch that happened to poke his finger. Please tell me if I should be concerned about hiv (since I have sex with my husband) or if this story sounds highly irrational. Has anyone ever got HIV from poking their finger with a needle on the ground? Lastly, I know you were not there, however, after hearing this story, would you think it was a needle too or do you think it is because I have this extreme fear that I am just automatically think this and should I be worried now that my husband and I now have hiv? Is this likely to happen please please please help. I am so upset/depressed and worried I am freaking out all my myself.

Rizene as PEP drug

Is Rizene alone a good hiv-PEP drug, taken within 48 hours after exposure and testing hiv-negative.

I still don´t get it: risk level

I have searched your database, however I still have doubts. I had vaginal intercourse and the condom broke, I felt it immediately and remove my penis. Am I in high risk of getting HIV?

Thank you very much for your answer, I am very anxious about this issue.

Cut possible needle please help

Hi there

I was abroad at water park when I my finger started hurting I looked at my finger it looked like dint where top layer of skin at come off in shape on little cut was as deep as the first layer of skin from what I could see my fears are that needle could been stabbed into my finger. Without my knowing

My question is with little wound on the finger from possible needle stick put me at risk and does that need testing very anxious around this

Second question would I know if someone pricked me all I see was little cut wound where skin come off with little dint at top of my finger

Third how deep is deep to be risk would cut I describe be entry point please help I’m so anxious

Thank you

Confusion about post PEP testing

Hello,

I had unprotected sex with a sex worker.after 4 days I was placed on 30 days PEP (Yes, I know it is late). I completed the 30 days and 4 weeks post PEP (8.5 weeks post exposure) I had 2 Rapid finger prick tests. Both came back Negative.

1. I was wondering if PEP has any chance at working after 3 days ?
2. What are the chances of it interfering with an antibody test at 8 weeks post exposure ?

Thanks for your time

Unprotected anal sex and PEP

I had unprotected anal sex by penetrating (top) a guy for the first time and it lasted for a few minutes. We performed oral sex on each other and he also swallowed my semen. He claims to be negative since his last testing a month ago but I am not sure if he could have acquired it after the test and before having sex with me. I felt a light burning sensation on my penis and went to get PEP (two tablets/once a day) on the third day after my potential exposure. I was tested negative when I went to get my PEP prescription.

Based on my situation, what is the effectiveness of PEP to prevent me from acquiring HIV?

Thank you!

Analingus with chapped lips

I am a man, and received condomless oral sex from a transexual that I met on the internet. While she did so, I performed analingus on her. My lips were chapped at the time. The entire experience only lasted a few minutes. However, as I was leaving, I met another man coming into her apartment.
I was freaked out by this experience and went to the hospital the next day to receive nPEP. My doctor advised against it, but said that I could still receive it, and today is the end of my 72 hour window. I'm still very worried; can you advise me? Should I start PEP?
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PLEASE ARE MY NEGATIVE RESULTS CONCLUSIVE EVEN WITH ORAL THRUSH

I had an exposure 6 times on two consective days. Unprotected virginal sex. I took PEP for 28 days which i started within 72hours. I took HIV duo test at 14 weeks 1 day post PEP (18 weeks 2 days post exposure) which came out non reactive (0.02). I also took Hepatitis C rapid antibody test at 122 days post exposure and it was negative. The problem is that i have been having oral thrush for almost 3 months now. Can i rely on my results or should i wait for six months in case of delayed seroconversion? Is my hepatitis C result also conclusive? Am really scared please help. By the way the baseline HIV antibody test for both me and the lady i had sex with was negative but to rule out possibility of window period i took PEP.

PLEASE AM I SAFE

I had an exposure and took PEP for 28 days which i started within 72 hours. I did the following tests which all came back non reactive:

1) At 105 days post exposure (76 days post pep) 3rd Generation HIV Elisa Antibody test which was non reactive.
2) At 119 days post exposure (90 days post pep) Determine HIV Antibody test which was still non reactive.
3) At 122 days post exposure-Hepatitis C rapid test which came back non reactive as well. Can i consider my results conclusive since the guidelines state that delayed seroconversion only occurred in people who acquired Hepatitis C together with the HIV virus. Please respond and this will be the last time am asking.

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