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giving medication to an HIV positive via port IV

I gave medication to an hiv positive patient via port IV, then I accidentally poked my finger after I gave my medication, can I be infected with HIV? tnx

Pooled RNA test

Thanks for answering my question on chances of HIV when the condom broke condom during intercourse with a sex worker.
I will appreciate if you can address my following concerns :
1. Is there a place in Edmonton where I can get Pooled RNA test done.
2. should I wait 10 day or exactly 12 days after the exposure to get this test done.
3.are the results to this test conclusive of my HIV status or do I need to get another test done after 3 months.
4.I was reading other blogs on the situation where the condom broke during intercourse and the Dr.s have recommended the chances between 1/10000 and 1/1000 of getting HIV in this case. which is again very confusion.
Is there any substance to these statistics? if so then what are the chances?
Please advice I am really very scared.

I have a question about testing

I have a protected vaginal sex, but I got anxious after I don't know why so I went to have RNA PCR test at 14 days it turn out negative. After that I went to have 4th gen antigen/antibody test at 6 weeks and 3 days its turn out negative. Is it conclusive? please let me know thanks

broken condom while intercouse with a sex worker

I am in my mid 40s I recently had sex with a sex worker in a message parlour. This was in Edmonton and the parlour was licensed.
My condom broke as we had just started the intercourse. I would say we were hardly 15-30 sec in the process.
my penis is un-circumcised. I immediately withdrew. thereafter I took bath and cleaned my penis with soap. I asked her if she suspected any problems and she was very cool and said that she was in very good health and got herself tested regularly. I asked her this question a several times and she said she was in good health and gets herself checked every 10 days. She said the last time she had got tested was after she had left her boyfriend and after that she had had no intercourse. She further said that she had not tested in the last 10 days as it was her second day at the parlour. She had said that she was new even when I met her.
I am diabetic. my questions are:
1. what are my chances of contacting HIV or other STD?
2. are there any preventive measures that I can take.?
3.Does my diabetic type 2 condition increase my chances ( my sugars are usually under control)?
4. This incident took place just today, is there any kind of preventive medicines that I can take to reduce the chances of HIV or STD.?
5.I visited a walk in clinic and the Dr. advised to get a blood test done after 7dyas. should I wait 7days or 9 days for more accurate results?
6.Is there any other test that I can do in the meantime?
I am really scared, please advice?

PCR RNA Qualitative Aptima Test

I have had unprotected vaginal intercourse exactly 2 months ago. My partner tested negative I tested inconclusive. I've been told to repeat the test in 3 months but I cannot wait as my anxiety gets the best of me. I have heard that PCR RNA Qualitative test that is run through Aptima is FDA approved for diagnostic purposes so I want to make an appointment for this test. Though I am seriously concerned about the possibility of false positives as they are fairly common with PCR RNAs in general. I do not want to fuel my anxiety but I need something for my peace of mind before I go back for the antibody test.
Are PCR tests really prone to so many false positives due to their sensitivity? Is PCR RNA Qualitative a good way to resolve your indeterminate Western Blot test results? Can concurrent infections throw off the viral load test and provoke false positive? Also, should I maybe take DUO antigen/antibody test instead of PCR? I just need something before the 2nd Western Blot and not even sure if I will get another indeterminate with that test, therefore, I need something with a difnitive answer.


hello.i visited a massage parlor on 9 jan and get protective sex( using condom) and unprotective oral sex. im just wondering and i want to know if its any risk if your finger has a severe small cut and not bleed, fingering a woman and been giving an oral sex on her with posibble me having a mouth ulcer and bleeding gum.am i at high risk?. about the 4th generation(cmia) if we get tested early in first couple week from that event, (actually i get cmia test 4th day and 11 day after the event ) and the result is non reactive, should i be worry because lately i havent slept well, ate well, and my shoulder aching. how accurate the cmia test? im very afraid to get next test.

Possible transmission from something on the ground?

I have OCD and have had a recent fear of contracting HIV after an intrusive thought I got in the hospital I work out. I am in therapy but I just started and my disorder has not been this bad since about 3 year so please bear with me. I know just how ridiculous I sound but it's a hard disorder to rationalize.

I got over that instance in the hospital and accepted I didn't prick myself on anything but now I'm still scared. Alot of time when I'm walking down the street I analyze the sidewalk and get nervous I touched something like a needle. Today I was walking to the bus and I saw something that caught my eye and I kept walking back to analyze it. I saw brown twigs but I feel like I saw a silver needle in there (probably a sewing needle type thing? the length of a small twig) I'm not sure if my mind just forced myself to see twigs as needles because I am anxious or if there was literally something. I was gonna miss my bus so I forced myself to leave but I kept getting nervous I touched it. I was inclined to touch it in order to feel the sharpness but I can't know for sure if I did or not. I think my hand was towards my back I don't know my mind kind of blanks in this situations. Now I am fearful I am exposed and I don't know what to do. I am on my period so this is going to make me hyper paranoid, causing me to hand wash like crazy. I also recently pierced my nose so the blood from that nose ring is gonna stress me. This leads me to disinfect stuff and wash my hands a lot. I also have been withholding sex from my boyfriend because of my period and just general fear. Although we still do oral.

I don't want to live with the fear of a conclusive test at only 3 months because this fear will eat me up and so much in my life is going to happen within three months. I cannot waste it on stress. I was dead set on buying a HIV RNA test from STDcheck.com as it says it is 95-99% accurate from 9-11 days past exposure. Is this true? A lot of people say this test is not for diagnostic reasons but then others say that this should be conclusive if negatively because it detects something else as compared to the rapid test. I want to get rid of this anxiety and enjoy my life right now but I can't it is about to consume me. I would go back and check the area with my boyfriend but the needle, or what I saw, probably got blown away. I'm trying to reassure myself that it probably was nothing because I have OCD and I convince myself so much bullshit all the time. However, I don't know i feel like I saw something and I don't know if I touched it. So, how should I go about testing? How do I keep my boyfriend and I and strangers I come in contact with protected. Thank you!

Also I read a lot of posts here and it seems like there is no risk because of air exposure. It's just now I'm stuck retracing my memory for clues as to whether or not it was a syringe rather than a actual simple needle.

Thank you. I sincerely appreciate all of the work you guys do here, it is very very helpful!

condom broke while having sex with a prostitute

I am now extremely nervous since the condom broke(my glans have facial contact with the virgina but less than 60 seconds) while having sex with a prostitute. Right after finding out the condom was broke, I change with a new one. The prostitute, afterwards, calms she regularly checks for STD/HIV and the result is negative, but it could be a lie. How is the chance of getting any sex related diseases. I am now feeling extremely regretful..

Condom dammage

Hi , 2 weeks back I had a sex with commercial sex worker while performing I found my condom broke , I immediately remove my penis and washed with soap and also did a pea. Could you please let me know the percentage of having any std diseases. Because I am worried. I just like to add I did it feel any systems of sickness after that.

HIV window period compared to other STI windows

There are many post about accuracy of HIV tests and as stated it is always best to retest at 3 months period for absolute confirmation.

The lower limit (4 weeks) on the window period is likely set by the sensitivity of the test while the upper limit (3 months) is set by the biological variation in humans.

But I was interested to know why the window period is so long specially for HIV compared to other STIs including bacterial and viral.

Is this something to do with

1) How your body produces antibodies to HIV specifically, it is slower? Maybe because HIV can hide inside of cells more efficiently?
2) Means of testing, other STIs especially bacterial will look for the bacterial itself therefore will always be able to detect much sooner? Although syphilis is also form detecting antibodies from a blood test as well I thought?
3) Or window periods are essentially the same for all infectious diseases just in the case of HIV to make sure we can catch all the cases, we must be much more stringent and extend the window period to catch as many statistical outliers as possible.

If the latter is correct and if most people test for STIs such as chlamydia (3 weeks) much sooner than HIV, is likely that there a lot of missed cases of chlamydia, on top of the fact that most people don't present symptoms and get tested in the first place.


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