I'm frustrated that international bodies like WHO have not revised the testing guidelines and still stick with antibody tests at 12 weeks. Why aren't Naat tests included in testing guidelines ? Why won't WHO acknowledge the role of Naat test in ruling out risk.
I opted for an HIV test at the BCCDC. The nurse told me that the test consists of two portions, a portion that tests for antibodies and the other that looks for the virus.
I thought the 4th generation tests are not yet available in BC but this almost sounds like a 4th generation test. Will you be able to tell me what tests were done please? Also, how accurate is the portion that looks for the virus and does it have a window period as well?
Hi there!, I just want to ask what do you call the test where a blood is extracted to your arm (vein).Thanks!
Is there anywhere in Vancouver you can pay for the HIV test that can give you definative results after 2 weeks from the suspected date of exposure. I know you can get them in the USA
I am 32 year old male. Just 24 hours back I has intercourse with one commercial sex worker. I used condom for intercourse, but meanwhile she found that condom has broken and immediately she stop there and bring out my penis outside. I was not ejaculated till that time. After that we completed the session with another fresh condom. I asked her medical history also, and she told me the used to go for regular check up.
I am too much worried since last 24 hours, did so many gooles, feeling guilt also,that why I did that. I also know that no one test can assure me before 3 months. Please let me know, what is the risk for me to affecting HIV.
I also heard about RNA test, Can I go for RNA test after 7 days? Please help me I am too much anxious now and out of control also. some expert recommond PCR RNA test can be done after 72 hours of exposure also. Please help me.
Just yesterday i was made aware that i might have been exposed to the HIV virus on April 28.
Also they said something about not being a transmitter and only a carrier (witch i think is bull).
Also i know that its criminal not to tell someone or withhold that information..
First question, is there 100% chance that I have contracted the virus if I was exposed?
I have been ultra stressed out and have gone to a clinic, they sent me to the hospital, then the hospital sent me back to another clinic, then that clinic said that they would have to get me an appointment for the end of the month..
I feel like its not being taken as seriously as it could be, I feel like crap i think its mostly stress but still can not sleep I feel like can't eat anything, Im noticing every little rash or bump, I can't concentrate on anything and my life feels like its in shambles...
Hope someone can offer some sort of answer here..
I am a guy and was given oral a few times by a guy who then later told me that he's HIV positive. I am uncircumcised so I pre came in his mouth and also ejaculated in his mouth each time. Since I was only made aware of his status after a few times he'd provided me oral, I am now a little worried that I might had contracted HIV from him. I've noticed a slight rash near the bottom of the penis head and under the foreskin and some sort of slight white turned purple/brownish discoloration on the head of the penis. Does this signify anything with regards to having contracted HIV? or is it just a repeat outbreak of genital herpes which I was diagnosed with a few years ago. Also, how long should I wait to get tested for HIV? the most recent episode where he gave me oral was a couple of days ago. Thanks!
I had a protected sex with a sex worker, i´m sure the condom did not fail, but it last 30 minutes.
I´m worried of getting HIV.
So for peace of my mind I performed a PCR VIRAL LOAD TEST THAT COST ME 350$ AT 20 DAYS AND 27 DAYS POST EXPOSURE THAT CAME NOT DETECTABLE AND A DUO TEST 30 DAYS AFTER AND CAME NEGATIVE.
I REMEMBER SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE GOT TESTED 10 DAYS LATER FOR HIV AND ALL STI AND CAME NEGATIVE . I DON'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS SO FAR. SHOULD I WORRY?
I also get tested to Syphillis and came negative, I dont know why I put myself in this situation. please help-me.
I am planning to perform HIV screening after potential incident(oral sex) at 5 weeks.
I am planning to perform antigen (ICMA,Western-blot) test however if i am in window period this test may come negative so in addition to this test i am also planning to perform either HIV Pooled Nucleic Acid Test or RNA Quantitative, Real-time PCR.
Please advice which test should i take in addition to antigen test for near conclusive results. Please let me know difference between these two Pooled NAAT vs RNA Real-Time PCR test.
I have psoriasis which being auto-immune disorder, can it affect any of the test results?
rna pcr accuracy after 15 days ?