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Had unprotected sex with HIV positive prostitute 3 times

Hello there,

Thanks in advance for replying and helping,

I had 3 times unprotected sex with the same person who is HIV positive. First time was hardly 2 seconds, 2nd time was 30 seconds or so and 3rd time for 15 mins approx, all on different days. When I first met her she told me that she has lost lot of weight with natural medicines. After our last meet I was terrified and things started to pop up in my mind that loosing weight could be because of HIV and the way she has sex with me looks she is a sex addict and must be doing the same with everyone out there. So I then secretly consulted other girls around the same place, who than informed me that she is mad about sex and people have reported she even drinks sperm and offers free sex to people who comes for massage, also got to know that she was very obese initially and had lost weight tremendously.

After being terrified with these news I went back to her this time with a condom, and went as if a regular sex meet. Before starting I told her about my anxiety since past few weeks and my worries, but she clearly refused to be HIV positive and saw a complete new side of her by the way she then talked and reacted as if I asked her what she's got. After that I returned home and couldn't get sleep in the night thinking about my wife, and also couldn't make any physical relationship with her. On the 19th day of last exposure without condom, I went ahead and took an early test of PCR RNA and p24 antibidy, but the lab said it will take 4-5 days for the result. So I went to another lab and tested myself with ELISA which looked like a pregnancy tester strip and the lab put my blood on it and said it is negative. I am now sure that preexposure with her I was not infected. But right now, as there is 3-4 days more to go for the results of PCR RNA and p24 test I am dying with guilt and anxiety. I am restless, I need help to find how are my chances against the odds. And what else would cause here severe weightloss? If HIV, then what stage would it have been? I am dying with questions.

PS: a lesson learned that will never ever do it without a condom, never ever.

HIV

On may 29 2016 i had a one time protected vaginal sex with prostiture(female) in india(hyderabad).
1. On 19th day i had a pcr rna test,result was negative.
2. on 32 day i had p24 antigen test for HIV(1&2) and after next day i had hiv1&2 antibody test,reuslt was negative.
3. On 46 day i had HIV1&2 Elisa test the reulst was negaive.
Now i am confident that,hiv-1 can be eliminated by above test reports
Now i am worrying about hiv-2,is there any chance still hiv-2 hidden in my body.

question about testing

Hi there I am just wondering that when getting a test done hiv if you have to tell the doctor the type of sex you had. For example is there a different test for unprotected anal vs unprotected vaginal sex or is just the standard blood test for all sexual acts. Do I have to tell the doctor what I engaged in or can I just be confident in requesting a test and not worry about giving full details to the doctor.

please assess my risk, should i relax now?

hi,

i am extremely worried and depressed for the past 2 months over a mistake i made. i had a high risk exposure with a CSW. i was under influence of heavy alcohol and had a brief 30 second unprotected vaginal sex with a CSW. she sucked my nipples and later i wore a condom and I had protected vaginal and oral sex. I just went to sleep as i was so drunk and when I woke up the CSW was gone with my purse and belongings. Later when i tried to call she never picked up. I recall everything and dats y i remember penetrating her for about 15-30 seconds without condom. I also remember she gave me unprotected handjob.This incident happened on april 7. I got a mouth ulcer on may 2 which subsided on may 5 after I used orasore. then again last week i had 2 small mouth ulcers which disappeared in a day after I used orasore and also very mild diarrhea which lasted 3 days. no fever nothing. as i got very scared about hiv i decided to test. I did not know anything about PEP dats y i could not start in within 3 days of exposure.please refer below for my testing details:-

please refer to my test results below:-
risk date- april 7,2016

hiv-1 rna QUANTITATIVE pcr on april 18- negative, target not detected (10 days after exposure)

hiv 1/2 & p24 antigen combo test(CMIA) on may 6- index value- 0.07 negative(28 days after exposure)

hiv-2 pcr detection on may 14- negative,target not detected(37 days after exposure)

hiv 1/2 & p24 antigen combo test(CMIA) on may 21- index value- 0.11 target not detected(44 days after exposure)

hiv-1 rna QUALITATIVE PCR on may 23- negative, target not detected(46 days after exposure)

hiv 1/2 & p24 antigen combo test(CMIA) on june 2- index value- 0.07 target not detected(56 days after exposure)

the hiv specialist doctor I have been consulting online has said that my results r conclusive and i dont need to worry now and no need for further testing. should i test on june 30 which is 84 days or my results r conclusive now?

Anonymous

I had a reactive result to my HIV 1+2 Ab + HIV p24 AA test. Then they re-ran the test (protocol) and the HIV 1 RNA (PCR/NAAT) test found "No HIV 1 RNA detected" and the interpretation was that it was not consistent with HIV infection but a follow up EDTA is required to confirm.
I am now waiting for the results of the EDTA and my anxiety is through the roof!!
What are the chances that the initial test was a false positive? Is it more likely that the first test was a false positive or that the second test was a false negative?

Anxiety

I've been through two incidents prior to this, the first (unprotected sex) and second (dabbing) which had caused me to live in anxiety for a long time. However I was tested negative for both situations (multiple tests over three months period after exposure) and stopped having sex.

However recently I just got into another incident, where the guy did not have a condom and rubbed his penis on me for minute? I immediately told him to stop after feeling a slight jab on my anus. I don't think it penetrated, there was no lube and I did not feel any pain at all. I was also able to stop the movement with my buttcheeks. I fear it penetrated, since I did not have sex for a long time and rarely do in the first place I would not know. Also there was no fluid, as the whole situation was very abrupt.

Again now im suffering from anxiety and counting the days until i can get tested in six weeks, meanwhile unable to do anything because of my agonizing mind. It may be because I had such bad prior experiences, that im so used to worrying. I was hoping that you could briefly asses my risk? also for future reference, what signals/feelings constitutes that something has penetrated into me?

HIV Infection

Hi There,

I have been to a lady a month back. I am little worried of myself now. What I did is I rubbed my penis on her vagina and while rubbing I inserted the tip of my penis and suddenly i realized and took off. Wore condom that had sex. But m still worried if I can get HIV transmitted. Since she was an unknown lady i am not sure of her. status. Please advice me. Thanks

can pcr detect hiv 2

hello.
the exposure was in India so HIV 2 is a concern. DUO test was a negative after 3 months but there are reports online of carriers of the HIV 2 virus in India who somehow did not seroconvert (would really appreciate if someone go through the article). My question is, can PCR RNA detect both HIV 1 and 2 virus and all subtypes if the DUO missed it? Is this the right test for this situation for patients who do not seroconvert? thank you.

Potential HIV exposure

Dears,
Well, i recently had unprotected sex with a (trans person) it was insensitive action by me, noting that it was 10 days ago.
he or she is working for paid sex.
also it was one time only even before that time i didn't expose my self to risky sex.
I took RNA test after 2 days but i think from what i read it wont be reliable.
I am planning to have another RNA test after 10+ mark.
Will that be enough?
Should i take another test after 45 days or 3 months?.
Note: i am very stressed over this and i don't have any symptoms of HIV (flue, Rash ....)
I had my dual anti body and RNA test at 10 days mark, the result is negative, am i still at high risk?
Thank you for your support.

Protected sex with a female CSW, but with a *potential* tear in the condom

Hello.
Two nights ago I had sex with a female CSW and we engaged in unprotected oral sex(which I understand is negligible risk) and two seperate occasions of protected vaginal sex.

During the second episode of vaginal sex, the heater in her room got me fatigued so I took a few minutes to cool down. When we started again I felt a cool sensation on the tip of my penis, she usually applies lube to her vagina, the condom, or both-- which she did as we started to have sex again. However it felt much cooler than I would expect to feel from outside of latex so I pulled out, near immediately.

The condom had no visible signs of breakage, in fact the reservoir tip was elongated (I always pinch the air out of the tip when I roll it down) We decided that since it had been a while since I put the condom on we might as well put a new one on, as to not wear this one out.

If it makes any difference I'm uncircumcised (very rare in the US, especially rare in Los Angeles where I live), but my foreskin retracts completely, and I always roll the condom on after pulling the skin all the way back. For all intents and purposes, I apply condoms the proper way.

I slipped the old one off-- while I didn't notice anything torn or unusual when pulling it off-- I also didn't check carefully and it was dark inside her bedroom.

Now in the sober light of day I'm terrified because I have never had a condom break on me, so I have no reference point for how it feels what so ever.

Other than the loss of my virginity nearly 10 years ago, I have always worn condoms with every sex partner I've had, whether it be a girlfriend, a one night stand, or a sex worker.

And I know that just because she is a sex worker doesn't mean that she has anything, but never the less I'm worried, as I know that she does have a lot of partners.

I'm upset with myself that I did not run the condom under the sink to check and make sure it passed the water test-- I figured I was being safe enough, switching during the uncertainty.

I can't stress the fact that I really don't know if there was a tear or not, if so it was not an obvious condom 'pop' like my friends have told me about.

I'm so worried I'm nauseous, I can't leave my apartment or think about anything else. I just keep thinking what a stupid way to contract such a horrible disease, and while I don't see sex workers habitually, it is something I do a couple times a year when I'm lonely, and actually I only go to the same girl. I'm don't think I can handle the risks involved anymore.

I guess I'm wondering how much my risk is increased (been too scared to google it-- that always makes anxiety worse) and if it would be appropriate to take PEP, or if that's over kill. I would also like to know how soon I can get an RNA test, I know that the window is 2 weeks, but I've been wondering if that's shrunk at all over the years? Like how 6 weeks is a pretty good indicator for the antibody test, would a week be a decent indicator for an RNA/NAAT test?

Again, I don't know if the condom broke, I just don't know. I wish I could tell you. All I know is something felt different, but not in that "oh god it just got better' obvious condom break way. At least from what I've been told.

Thank you for your help, what you do is incredibly commendable and I'm sorry for any excess information, I'm just quite scared.

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