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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


I have some concerns about the reliability of the following HIV test ( it turned out to be NON REACTIVE):

4th generation HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab by chemilumiescence.

I took it at a private lab, with blood collection, 60 after the risky situation; such event was vaginal intercourse ( I am a man) with condom, nevertheless I didn't know the status of the condom (If it was out of date or weak) but it didn't feel as breaking (never experienced a breaking condom so I didn't know the feeling).
Also, I would like to know if isotrerinoin ( I am taking it for my acne) can affect such test.
Thank you.

Terrified, I need your answer

Please I need your help, I`m so trerrified, and in stress.
I went in hospital in my capital city Prishtina excactly in May (03.05.2016) to do a hiv test because i was worried I diden`t know so much about hiv i read somewhere in internet that hiv could be spread by kissing, and i remembered that one guy which i didn`t know him before kissed me in summer holidays 3 years ago so i started to get worried because i couldnt remember any symptoms and i read also that hiv can not show symptoms in some cases and i come worried more and I decided to do the hiv test first I went a week before going to the hospital in one private labotatory to do the test and it cames negarive but to be more sure because i was anxious i decided to go to the hospital to do the hiv test, and i`ve done it, it came hiv negative as in private laboratory i was so happy i that moment.
What worries me all in this situation is hygiene there in hospital because when i entered inside in that room where they do the test to the patients in desk i saw a used rapid test, doctor didnt threw it away, when I sat in the chair he threw it and started to prepare to do my test.
He took a rapid test a clean needle to pick my finger to draw my blood i saw that but he didnt use a plastic pipette as usually for e.x like in that pivate laboratory which i went one week before and like i saw in internet how doctors around the world do, but he had a plastic bottle it was like small bottle placed in a box up to half of its and doctor took her out to take my blood to put it in rapid test. That "bottle" because i dont know how to say it excactly in english, had a plastic part in the top of her which could be change after he takes the blood and to put new one and to reuse that bottle for other patients again and in the bottom she had a part to suppress by thumb to draw the blood .
So I`m worried about this bottle because so while its used again as i said above doctor could infect her with other patients infected blood by touching her with wet hands by alcohol solution from bloody cotton ball you know what i mean(cotton ball soaked in alcohol to clean the area before picking the finger and after to clean the blood when it cames out in first time) after this proces as he done for me he did to other patients and could infect her everyvere and whats is the worst in the bottom of her. That part could be wet by touching her by thumb and other parts of her by fingers because she had a paper drape which she cant be dry immediatly especialy after the doctor puts her in the box as I said before. When result came negative15 min. later I greet by shakeing hands the doctor which was still wearing the gloves and touched the bottle and the pen to fulfill the questionar and then to sign me. i signed i touched the pen I touched the gloves by shakeing hands but i dont remember if i touched my skin or my mouthe or nouse etc
Two weeks after that i was in hospital I had symptoms like flu then they gone, 4 weeks after I had other symptomes like nausea but i didnt vomit and a little temperature these symptomes last one week then they gone now six weeks after I have sore throat my right side of my neck is swollen a little bit and my left side hurts like is going to swollen and i feel pains under arms. What do you think?
Yesterday i`ve done complete analysis and my erithrocites are a little bit hight, which it means an infection and ALT is 13 AST 24.
Please answer me as soon as posible because im terrifed and sorry for my english if i wasnt clear

P24 antigen + VIH1+2 test

I had a risk behavior so I want to know as much as possible i can.

6-7 Days after the relation, i went to MD and he told me that i have to wait to take hiv test, but in case i couldnt i should take P24 antigen test + VIH1+2 test.

I dont know wich generation the test was, bur the results are:

Technic: Antingen-Antibody reaction


With this information: is it possible to know wich generation of test the lab performed?
Ag.P 24 is reliable?

I understand that i have to wait to have another test. but with those a made mean something? or do not at all.


hiv rapid testing at 89 days

well how good is tjis test or do I need test AGAIN AT 6 MONTHS


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