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Am I in seroconversion period?

Hi,
I'm 28 years old male. I had unprotected and insertive anal sex with a commercial sex worker exactly 15 days ago. ( I was top) It was a very brief encounter (about 2 mins) and at times I was not even hard. My partner had used a lot of lubes and I would say it went in without any friction. He told me that he got tested for hiv in September and showed me the medical report too. After 10 days I had fever, fatigue and loss of appetite which lasted about four days. No rashes, no muscle pain or diarrhea. I saw a GP who gave me medicine for cold. I'm worried now and I got Elisa testing done yesterday and my results show that I'm negative. Please help me.

Unprotected oral sex (no ejaculation) and Protected Vaginal

Hi. I am a young heterosexual female who had protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex with a heterosexual male. We are both attending the same university. I have a history with being overly anxious about STDs, so I should not have done what I did, but I would just like some peace of mind/information.
About 3.5 weeks ago we had protected vaginal sex. The condom remained intact (I checked thoroughly after the act). I gave him oral sex for about 3 minutes and there was no ejaculation. I was in the beginning stages of a cold, so I was worried that would increase my risk. I don't recall there being any pre-cum, but I can't be 100% certain.

He reassured me that based on his sexual history he was negative, but that was not good enough for me and a little over a week after the incident, we both got tested at a local clinic. Both of us came out negative. He was not surprised. He told me that the last time he had sex was August 25. I am just having a hard time believing this because I found out that he is now dating someone. I don't know if this is recent or if he lied to me.Maybe he was telling the truth about the last sexual incident still. I guess the likelihood that he caught HIV in a small period of time that would have made it undetectable in the test we got is slim.
Anyways, I had a panic attack a few days after the incident and got on PEP within 64 hours of the incident. I am pretty good about taking it, but I was 4 hours late for 2 doses.

Did I overreact over this? I know the events were low risk, but I feel like I am just so anxious I am not able to look at the facts straight. I feel like I have sore lymph nodes now, but maybe its because I've been poking them so much to feel if they're enlarged. Maybe I'm just doing this all to myself.

Do you think I will come out of this negative? Thank you!

Test Results Question

I recently had a sexual encounter with a transsexual female (born male). I received unprotected oral sex and we had protected anal sex (condom). She ejaculated, cleaned off and then gave me oral sex plus anal fingering. I have no idea how well she cleaned up after ejaculation and if there was any left on her body/hand which was then used back on me in form of handjob and anal fingering. I also had slight open abrasions on my penis from previous sex that week which had not fully healed.

The day after I had shooting migraines that lasted 2 weeks. At 14 days after possible exposure my lymph nodes swelled and became sensitive to touch. I also woke up on day 14 in a panic/sweat. I had blurred vision and was experiencing dizzy spells with waves of nausea.

We both got tested the next week (9 days, 21 hours after the sexual encounter). Not sure what test she got but I believe a full test panel (but the HIV test must have been rapid because she got results right away). Results on that test were negative for everything.

My test (same exact time frame, 9 days 21 hrs) was performed using the APTIMA HIV-RNA Qualitative Assay (Gen-Probe). Test came back negative “HIV 1 RNA, QL TMA NOT DETECTED, REFERENCE RANGE: NOT DETECTED”

My question is am I definitively clear of possible HIV exposure or do I need extra testing? Is it possible that the test I got was done too early? I've since read that 11 days post-exposure are needed for that test to be definitive.

I ended up in an urgent care unit today due to the amount of anxiety and stress I am feeling about this entire situation. My heart felt like it was going to burst through my chest I am so nervous. Can't focus and am feeling depressed and overwhelmed. I feel a slight bit of relief with this negative test result but I am not convinced…not sure I will be convinced for a long time the way I am feeling…

Thank you for your response and help

Windows period with PCR and fourth generation tests

Dear AIDsV. I practiced unprotected receptive anal sec 7++ weeks ago then two weeks later I got all ars symptoms. Partner tested one day before sex > negative
I tested on day 19 and 35 results were negative.
I plan to retest at 8 weeks with PCR and fourth generation tests. My question are:
1- Is 8 weeks test with PCR test conclusive?
2- will I need further test after 8 weeks PCR test negative?
3- what the chance that my five weeks negative result with rapid blood test change at eight weeks?
4- if my PCR at eight weeks were positive, would I need confirmation test?
Thank you:

HIV Infection - Incredibly Complicated / Inconsistent Results - HELP!

Hello,
I have a very complicated situation and would love any thoughts.

Two weeks ago, I had an incident where the I had sex with 3 men, as a bottom, and used a condom, but don't know the status of the individuals. I also don't know if the condoms were put on correctly (as it was dark) and one of the individuals came in me (I don't believe the condom broke but not sure).

So two days after the incident, I started on PREP (I couldn't get PEP) and then 5 days later, I went and got tested. The Antigen, Antibody test were both Negative but the clinic also did an HIV RNA quant test that showed up Positive with a viral load amount of 294. At this point, I had been on PREP (Truvada) for 5 days.

5 Days later, I got another RNA Qual (Super sensitive so from what I was told, detects viral load of <20) and that was negative. I also re-run the antibody and it was negative.

My doctor is hoping that the initial RNA was a false positive (due to the context) and because the initial viral load was so low, but also uncertainty because of being on PREP and perhaps that bringing down the viral load prior to the test.

Any thoughts? Sorry, it's a bit convoluted of a scenario but would appreciate any counseling.

HIV-1 RNA

How accurate is HIV-1 RNA after 45 days of exposure? Thank you for the response.

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hey how r u i have asked this question but didt get reply so i m asking again that my exposure is 15 month older and at this time is EARLY DETECTION RNA QUALITATIVE TEST is reliable or it is good only in first few weeks pls reply

HIV test

Can I consider HIV RNA test at 45 days conclusive? Many say it is conclusive at 28 days. Is it true? Can I relay on that?

Syringe needle stick in the environment

You people are doing great job. Quick response regarding my issue will be much more appreciated.
Yesterday night I was walking in hospital ground where they have grown grass.where patients relax and sometime people play game there. While I was walking a sharp needle (syringe)poke my 2nd toe. It bleed a little bit. I don't know from how long it was there but it may be 5 to 10 mints fresh or it might be there since morning. There was a little bit blood in the syringe. Now I am thinking that someone might have intentionally thrown it here because people walk in grass bare foot. What are the chances if it has been used by HIV positive person 5 mints before I step on it. Kindly reply. Should I start PEP ? Can I be infected in this way ? What are the chances of getting HIV in this way?

Lymph swelling and night sweats during and after PEP

After unprotected vaginal sex with a HiV Positive sex worker , I had taken 28 days PEP medication (started after 56 hrs). Developed lyph swelling at right armpit and below jaw from 18 th day of exposure. Lymph below jaw is very hard and painless and have night sweats regularly. Today 38th day after exposure ( 10 the day after pep completion) I have developed more number of lymph swelling at neck and groin area. Mean while I have tested DNA Pcr qualitative on 8 the day after pep and result obtained as ' NOT DETECTED'.

I am in a tremendous stress. Don't know what to do. Please help some one what should I do next to obtaine my status as early as possible.

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