Hi. Please help me.
Last year I took an HIV test at 12 weeks post last exposure (sex without protection with a woman that I dont know). This one came out as:
1) ICMA HIV1/O/2: High >1.46, and ABS QUAL: Repeatedly Reactive
2) Then they reflected with the same sample to a Supplemental test (bio-Rad Multispot): HIV 1- Non-Reactive, HIV-2 Non-Reactive
3) The recomendation for me was to get an RNA test, but I couldnt get one and instead I got an ECLIA test at 13 weeks - NEGATIVE (different lab)
4) Then at 22 weeks I did another ICMA HIV1/O/2: Normal <1.00, and ABS QUAL: Non-Reactive (different Lab)
5) Then at 22 weeks I did a 4th generation HIV test: NEGATIVE (with same blood sample above, item 4)
6) Then at 32 weeks I did the RT-PCR-RNA Test: <20 copies/ml
7) Then at 35 weeks I purchased a Home Oraquick Oral swab Test: Non-Reactive
8) Then at 36 weeks I purchased a Home Oraquick Oral swab Test: Non-Reactive
9) Then at 37 weeks I purchased a Home Oraquick Oral swab Test: Non-Reactive
10) Then at 48 weeks I purchased a Home Oraquick Oral swab Test: Non-Reactive
I still nervous with the first positive test. Can I move on or I need more test? Can people test positive and then test negative? Does antibodies disappear? Thanks
Long story but after a bad break up and my birthday i decided to hire a call girl. We had sex, i fingered her to try and arouse her, i normally perform cunnilingus during foreplay, but i usually will only do that for people i know well. I also noticed, as she was on top pf me before the condom was put on that her vagina may have touched my unprotected penis, genuinely could not tell. Erring on the side of it happening.
Anyway i unroll the condom with the hand i had been fingering her with and realized my hand was touching the inside of the condom, not the outside, kind of shoving potential vaginal fluid into the condom as opposed to outside. Now I know HIV dies very quickly after it hits the air but i can't help feeling stupid with my borderline carelessness with a higher risk sexual encounter. I always use condoms with every girl I've slept with though.
She performed fellatio for a matter of seconds before i stopped her, i said because i was too close to climax, but the truth was i was just uncomfortable with it.
She was a very sweet person, I don't want to come off as one of those people who think that people in this profession are just disease ridden, but my own carelessness during the sex makes me worry regardless.
Facts of the matter:
* Unprotected fellatio, albeit short, incredibly so.
*Fingering and handling condoms with same hand, no hand washing in between, also no washing in between removal of condom after ejaculation and application of new condom for next act of intercourse.
*Possible genital rubbing, not sure, ex-GF used to do it as foreplay and i know the feeling, this didn't quite feel the same, but close.
*Condom used for every act of sex, new one applied each times.
I realize the facts and that you probably get bombarded with questions of this nature all the time, I'm just worried, I might need to abstain from call girls given my hypochondria, but it was something i did and I plan on getting tested as soon as my window period is up, but that's a long wait from right now, even for the 14 day NAT/RNA test i will be in a cold sweat.
Thank you for your time, and god bless, my parent's where doctors (hem onc) when the AIDS crisis first hit and the stories I've heard are so sad and so frightening and those stories stick with me and frankly make me kind of afraid of sex.
Anyway, I've ran my mouth per usual, again thank you and keep up the good work.
i have unprotected sex 6 months ago after 68 days symptoms starts iam still sick with alot of symptoms i did 3 HIV test one screnning and two 3rd generation all test are after window period and last one was after 6 months after HIV test i was tested for thyriod and they said u have tsh 3.45 and i don,t known its hyper or hypo but my question is this having thyroid disorder can effects HIV testing means i false negative result
Unprotected vaginal with african girl , it was 20/10/2014 then i test negative HIV AB after 12 week then 2nd Gen. Elisa HIV 1/2 AB Negative after 4 months then 6 Months i test CMIA Ag/Ab Negative , but since these period i start having Tinea in groin i was on Diflucan for two weeks then now i start to have Rash all over the body ,, i need advices
Question 1) If I had a very high risk exposure is a HIV test still considered conclusive at 3 months?
I'm wondering because I've been having ongoing symptoms for a long time after my 3 month negative result.
Question 2) Are you all sure a HIV test will detect the virus for everyone by 3 months except people who have the 4 conditions that delay window period? Question 3) Whats the likelihood of someone with no other medical conditions turning positive later at 5,6, or even more months down the road?
I need reassurance because I'm really doubting my test results and I'm always sad and stressed thinking I have HIV and the test result isn't correct, please help me. :(
Hi, you have a fantastically informative website that offers peace of mind for anxiety ridden people like myself! I had sex with a male sex worker a week ago, i am male. I am going out of my mind with worry that i have caught HIV. There was a lot of rubbing with his penis around my anus unprotected before protected penetration, the condom did not split. I have since had very painful haemorrhoids come up that bleed and am worried that there may have been open sores whilst the unprotected rubbing was happening. I have a RNA test booked on Monday, please could you answer me the following questions?
1. Is there a risk of HIV infection from these actions, even if there was open sores?
2. How accurate is the RNA test 10 days after exposure?
Can a pcr rna qualitative test detect the virus after window period if a person is not in ART. As it is not clear in Web and also so many infectious specialist. 2) does auto immune disorder like rehmatiod arthritis can prolong the window period more than 1 year. 3) is there any reported case that actually infected with hiv but tests are not detect it. Because different tests have periods. 4)does rna qualitative test gives always positive throughout his life if a person is infected with hiv
I had unprotected intercourse with my male friend but afterwards I start freaking out that was constantly on my mind " what if he gave me HIV?" afterward the incident My stomach was very upset I had extremely bad gas then i got diarrhea that lasted 5 days it stopped after i took pepto-bismol after dealing with incident i decided to get tested at 21 weeks is this test conclusive? Or should I get tested at the six month mark?
I had a negative HIV test 3 months after an exposure (condom broke, unknown status of partner) it's ending 4 months since my exposure and I have nonstop symptoms of AIDS . I'm scared that I'm positive and the HIV test isn't picking it up, maybe cause since I have AIDS it's not picking up the HIV antibodies? Has/does HIV progress this fast? I'm just scared that I'm positive and it's not showing up, I need to know so I can start taking medicine. I feel like the 3 months isn't accurate, I also had a negative at 6 weeks. I'm going to get a 6 month test, hope it's still negative. But I don't know cause these symptoms aren't going away, and this can't just be the flu like you all say it could be. I have been way too stressed out these past months. Thanks for your reply
I got tested using SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0 168 days after the exposure and the result is negative should i retested at 12 days to make 180 days/months for conclusive result?