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I had a risk last year with an escort (vaginal sex, i was too drunk , so i dont remember if a used the condom propperly), and took the INSTI test, on an AHF foundation, is this test reliable, the result was negative, i took it after 6 months of possible exposure, resulting non reactive, can i trust in the test, and in this result?

I did 2 HIV test, 1st test after exposure of 5 months and 2nd after 1 year of 1st test. Both were negative. Are these results conclusive?

Hello Sir, i had a girlfriend, who was HIV positive, and after our break up she told me that she is HIV positive. We had sex alot of times but most of time i used Condoms. But still i tested myself on sep 2016, it was an Antibody and antigen p24 test. The report was nonreactive. Again after 1 year i tested myself cause i was abit confused due to having a wart near my genital ... test was same Antibody and antigen p24 test. Again the report was nonreactive. can i rely on these reports or again i should go for a HIV test?

Question about Rapid Testing

hello! plz help... i have some questions on hiv testing.

I had a possible exposure in late may, three days after possible exposure. I gave a man unprotected oral sex. after this, I went into the ER with concerns that i have may have contracted hiv. They performed a rapid hiv blood test and the results came back negative. I know this is far to early, but it doesnt stop there. I am literally freaking out, I went to my personal doctor 14 days after exposure. I had a full panel std test done through my doctor. My main concern was hiv, that test came back negative. That following friday, 19 days after exposure I went to a HIV testing center and had an insti blood test done. They pricked my finger and performed the test, which came back negative. Of course I had access to the internet, so reading multiple sites I learned that this is also to early for a test. So 26 days after possible exposure, I went to another HIV clinic and had Alere determine rapid hiv test. The reason I went to get this test done is the people who work at this testing center told me that this test has a window period of 2 weeks after exposure. So i dont know this test came back negative also. But i am still freaking out. please help me with some advice regarding the accuracy of these test, and give me some advice with what i should do next. Thank u!

Conclusiveness of TRI-DOT Test

I had almost all symptoms for acute hiv infection and after 11 day i got HIV RNA PCR (qualitative) test which came not detected then after 51 days(7 weeks nd 2 days) i got hiv TRI-DOT (3rd generation test)antibodies test which too came back non reactive....so am i safe?

hi I am from bangladesh

HI I am from Bangladesh. I have had sex with a call girl .I had taken protection with condom. after 6 month I test my HIV 1 &2 at three time ( ELISA, & rapid test). But I am felling worried till now. Am I free from HIV .please give me answer.


Hi, Thank you for this plateform. I had sex with a lady i met on a trip however without a condom. The next day i realized i have been stupid. same week after the exposure i experienced about 2 weeks dryness in my mouth and loss of energy with headaches. six weeks down the line i experienced rashes which are smallish and looks like pimples on my face and chest and arms. I am in the seventh week (50 days) and still having the rash on my face, neck and chest (scattered).

I tested on the sixth week (rapid test) and it was negative. What is the chance of positive HIV on the 12th week? are my symptoms an indication of HIV infection?

Please assist.

Dried blood on watch

I work in a lab where I routinely draw blood. I am usually very careful and notice if there is any blood on my gloves or lab coat after drawing a patients. The same day after drawing an hiv positive patient I noticed dry blood in the the crevice of my watch. Though I routinely wash or sanitize my hands, I am worried that I could have infected myself. I routinely touch my watch during the day and even while eating. I also had a couple of small cuts on my hand that I am worried could have had secondary transfer. What are my odds of being infected? I had a rapid test 72 hours afterwards that said negative but I keep seeing symptoms that look like early acute infection.

What could be happening to me?

Hello and thank you in advance for any review or answer!
About exactly 81 days ago I had given unprotected Oral to someone whose status I am currently unaware of. Until recently I hadnt't thought anything about the encounter until I started to develope flu-like symptoms 4 days ago that I was begining to believe was Seroconversion but while sick I went and took a Rapid Blood test and my results came back negative. So I am so confused, is the result that I recieved valid? Or did my sickness somehow impair the results of the test. What happens when someone going through seroconversion takes and hiv blood test? Any help would be truly appreciated and help settle this unease.

99 day non reactive rapid immunochromatographic assay

hi i am jinx from the philippines i had unprotected anal (im on top) with a stranger on march 1, 2016 and got i got tested on june 9, 2016 in a government building that offers free test the test was rapid immunochromatographic assay. the city in which i live is hiv free from 1998 to 2012 but im still confused because i had hiv symptoms that might be nothing more than just a result of heat (summer here is very hot in fact a almost 10 people from where i live died of heat exhaustion). i had rashes in my neck and shoulders. and tired other than that no more symptoms that i saw on the internet *question should i get tested again or feel safe and how accurate is a rapid immunochromatographic assay thanks

100 days negative

i tested non reactive after 100 days exposure to someone i don't know the test was rapid immunochromatophic assay


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