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Pooled RNA/Early Test

Needle on ground pokes me

Hi today I was leaving the mall and I saw a paper on the floor and I came to pick it up and realized I got poked by something I opened it and it was a needle. What are the chances of getting HIV this way?

Question about oral

Pls help, I had unprotected oral sex with a girl(gave and received), after that I noticed I had bruises on my penis, really scared, I went and did rapid antibody test with the girl the next day and we both came back negative. Do I need another testing at 12 weeks?

pooled rna naat and Pcr naat are so why giving different accuracy

I read a lot of ur answers. Both these are naat tests so why r u giving different accuracy. Please explain?

HIV possibility?

I had anal(gay) sex with a guy 7 days ago, we had protected anal sex and unprotected oral sex. I am so concerned as I had two mouth ulcers on my lips, I gave him oral for around 15 second.
What is my risk of contracting hiv?? Please help.

Unprotected oral with bruises

Pls help, I had unprotected oral with a girl, after that I noticed I had bruises on my penis, really scared, I went and did rapid antibody test with the girl and we both came back negative. Do I need another testing?

HIV test and allergies


Can allergies such as dust,feathers, and grass cause a delayed seroconversion? I don't know if they are considered auto immune disorders or immunodeficiency. I definitely know they are caused by overreaction of the immune system to a harmless substance.


I had a sex with a Cuban csw with a condom. I did not check to see if it had a hole, tear, or broken. after a weak I came down with a high fever, sore throat, and well affected tonsils. I became alarmed and took the fallowing test.

week2 (antibody test)
week5 (4th gen test)
Week7 (4th gen/rna)
Week10 (blood rapid test)
Week13 (blood rapid test)

Fist question is what are the chances that the rna test was a false negative because I might be an elite controller? and have not develop antibodies, although I heard these cases are ab positive, but I could be delaying the seroconversion because of my allergies.

Second can I have some type of supervirus that might of gone undetected such as crfs?

Third Does the 6 months complete window period only apply when testing alone for antibodys?

Fourth most ID specialist in my area test for one year. is this because some people might go undetected for so long or just because extreme conservatism?

Thank you and god bless

Possible HIV exposure??

Dear Dr. Please help.

I recently had a condom break situation. I had safe sex with a pilot at night and while passing my stool I saw some drops of blood (I realized the sex was rough but safe)by next day everything was fine, no more blood or anything similar.

I met another guy who is a flight attendant and during sex the condom broke, i didn't realize until I disengaged myself from his penis (I was the receptive partner) . He hadn't come..when he threw the condom away I went to cross check if everything was fine but the condom was broken (I assume it broke three minutes ago when i was sitting on him, previously I checked the shaft had condom on) and ever since then have been living a nightmare... I asked him if he was negative and he said he was but I do not trust him as he tried to enter unsafe the first time..
I do have herpes though the first and last outbreak was in february 2015 on my lips. i had syphilis in past which i do not have anymore after I took penicillin shots. All my VDRL tests (4 in last 9 months) have come negative

It's been three days now and waiting until 6 weeks seems like waiting for a decade. I have read 100's of hiv forums to asses risk ..

Please if you can provide a risk assessment and if there's any test that I can go through before 6 weeks. I am hiv negative as of june 2015.

Additional info: The tip of condom must be broken..I am not sure if it broke during sex or while the guy was taking the condom out
I live in India where the treatment of positive people is appolic. You can't get a job because every organization puts you through mandatory health checkup..You can't date anyone because the extremely few Gay men who are out would run miles away from a positive person...I know nothing can be done of what has happened...please help me with assessment.

So many negatives, but still fearing ! symptoms!

I had a high risk and exposure protected oral and protected vaginal with a local CSW (legal brothel I guess). In between my condom tore I removed it after 1 minute then she made me cum.

I do not know the status of the person as it was my last day of my education and I got high.

She got the condom / rolled on me, gave me oral, then vaginal, and again oral with broken condom for 1 minute. The whole act was less than 6-7 minutes.

A few weeks later, I got sick with fever and diarrhoea sore throat . The diarrhoea and fever lasted for 4 days, but the sore throat lasted for 24 days and still have minor white coated tongue. Had chills along with some weight loss in beginning but again gained weight soon!

As of now I am down with minor sore throat / white coated tongue minor / dry mouth / abdominal pain / unproper stools for 12 days, skin sometimes itchy.
I got tested at the 4th and the 8th week, both were non reactive and were 4th generation duo tests.

However, I was anxious and fear is causing me go mad.

I was not reassured and got tested again at 13 weeks non reactive! I got tested again at 15 weeks, again this was non reactive. One HIV 1 PCR RNA along with duo combo CMIA method, both non reactive. All tests were taken from reputed lab, and this is 4 months post exposure.

Questions which makes me go mad, feel sick, guilty, and other emotions.

1) What is the window period? Some sources say 4 weeks some experts say 6 weeks ? Some say 3 months some say 6 and even 12 months?

2) Any chances of my tests being false negatives?

3) I am lot of fear ! Being too anxious? Can be too scared/ anxious/ fear / stress cause delay in results or production of antibodies? Would appreciate some info on my following !

I'm really worried please help me 09/12/15

First thank you for all the help.
So about 7 weeks ago 07/21/15 I had unprotected intercourse with someone of unknown HIV status. Yesterday 09/11/15I had again unprotected intercourse with a different partner . It was foolish I know. But I want to test . I am planning on testing with the HIV early detection test from stdcheck.com here in the USA . My question is as follows
1. Will the HIV DNA material be detectable from 7 weeks ago?
2.) how about 10 days post exposure from 09/11/15
I plan to test again October 12 with a 4th generation HIV test and another RNA test .
Would this be accurate for both exposures ?
Thanks again :)

More annoying questions 09/12/15

Hi . You guys are great and should be commended for your work in answering so many questions even if they are repetitive. You guys have answered many of my questions and really helped calm down my anxiety. Yesterday 09/11/15I engaged in protected sex again. And again my anxiety went back up. I am mad at myself for doing it again . I don't know if condom broke or not but HIV has hit my mind once again. :(. This is my last time engaging in this activity until I get married I can't handle anxiety anymore . Less learned . Well my question is I called stdcheck.com here in the u.s and they offer the early HIV detection test for 175$ U.S dollars. I was informed their public health specialist that this test for HIV is 95-99 % conclusive by 9-11 days and that it is conclusive by 28+ days post exposure . Would you agree with this ? Should I trust them. I will test at day 10 and day 28. And I think I'll be able to Lowe my anxiety a lot that I'll be able to wait 3 months for a 4th generation. I hate the fact that this scary disease takes so long to detect . It's hard to wait for the clear of 3 months .
Sorry for making this long. Hopefully I don't annoy you. Thank you very much for your great help
Much love


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