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Rapid test at 31 day (week 5)


I had a deep kiss with a guy . Not sure of his hiv status. He said he had bleeding gum while brushing in the morning. The kiss was in the evening. I don't have idea if there was blood in his gum while kissing but both of our lips were clean , there was no cut or wound or any visible bleeding.

1) Assume if there was a blood in his gum while kissing, what is my risk?
2) How much blood is actually required to transmit hiv through just kiss. can a chapped/dry lips, bleeding gum, or a small drop enough to transmit?
2) I did a rapid test at day 31 and came negative. Please note this is my first sexual encounter in the last 2 year. Can this result be conclusive?
3) Do I need to again test after 12 weeeks considering my circumstance.

Kindly answer relevant to each point. Thanks

Protected receptive anal without ejaculation?

Hey, I'm a 21 y/o gay guy from India. I had a sexual encounter with a guy from Grindr exactly a month ago. I gave him oral with condom, and later during anal sex, I was the bottom. The sex was rough, left me sore for a few days, and I guess the guy used a hair product for lube (I know, I'm stupid to have OK-ed to that). He eventually came outside on my torso. At 21 days, I got a rash on half of my right palm, and a spot on my left one. They had a few blisters, but I thought it's due to me keeping in contact with very hot handles of my scooter, like a heat rash maybe. The hand rash got better day by day but I started getting red skin and blisters on my finger tips instead, which has sometimes happened on my finger sides in summers, but I'm afraid that these might be different as they are on the finger skin, not the sides, eventually, these too have almost ended by today. I had no fever or sore throat, but to check, I started rubbing my neck and digging in my chin to look for swollen lymph nodes. The next day, my whole jaw was sore. I'm not sure if it is because of some infection, or because of me constantly rubbing and checking the nodes that they are more detectable by touching and discomforting. The sore jaw feeling is almost non existent when I wake up in the morning, and becomes more significant as the day passes, since the last few days. I know that symptoms are not a good way for diagnosis of an HIV infection, that's why I went to a government HIV testing facility today after class. They told me that I was late and I should come back early on Monday, which I will. They test using "Rapid Test" and say that it'd take a few hours or a whole day to give me my result. Meanwhile, I would really appreciate it if someone can tell me about my risk of an actual HIV infection. I know I should also wait at least 6 weeks before testing, but my anxiety levels are making me a dysfunctional human being and it is still at least 3 days now before I receive a result. I feel my mind is playing games as the jaw pain seems much more intense when I'm not busy with work and all by myself, than when I'm in class or outside. Many Thanks!

hiv transmission... used condom

i have a sex with a sex worker.. she used to wear two condoms.. one after the other.... after having sex with that sex worker then i came to my home....
after coming to home one of my friend tell that she(sex worker) is used to wear re-used(used for another one) condoms....
i had happened 5months back... recently i got a viral fever...
is there any risk for me... please clarify
my question is how long hiv survive in a condom outside the body

and the condoms used for me are rolled back to its original form.... and i did not observe any fluid in the condoms after wearing to my penny...
and i think it is nearly 15minutes that the condom is re-used for me....it mean that after 15minutes a person leaved and then i entered...
it mean that the time between previous and myself is more than 15minutes

and i had done my hiv anti bodies rapid test after 3months of that exposure at ICTC center it was NON REACTIVE...
and again recently today i had gone to the test at ICTC center it was also NON REACTIVE...
but they have taken only one drop of blood... is that amount of blood is enough...
please clearify my doubts

Multiple Tests?


I had unprotected sex with a male (male) it was minorly rough, and no ejaculation inside. It was Feb 19. Never was sick after.

I got tested by blood at a lab on March 21st. Got my results later and negative. Along with all clear on vitamin and other levels.

I got an Oraquick on like day 75 or something, week 11. Negative as well.

During that timeframe, I got a yellow fever and other shots, and they went just fine. I also had some cuts and they healed no issue.

So, everything should be good? I just am way paranoid all the time. Safe, always!

7th week rapid test

I had a blood test done at week 5 and a rapid done on the 48th day all negative what are the chances it changing

having sex within window period

I was having sex with a sex worker on Nov. 8, 2015. 1st round of our sex we used condom the second time around we didn't use condom anymore. And because of my anxiety that not knowing her HIV status, I took a rapid blood test (sd bioline HIV 1/2 3.0) on Dec. 16, 2015 (4 weeks & 4 days) and came out non reactive (negative). The counsellor told me that i have to go back for another test after 3 months so that the result will be conclusive. and she told me if possible not to do sex within 3 mothns, and if ever I couldn't resist she told me to use condom. But on Feb 7, 2016 me and my girlfriend having sex without using condom. On April 20, 2016 i took another rapid test (sd bioline HIV 1/2 3.0) and it was still non reactive (negative).

And here is my question: Was this result conclusive? or should i wait for couple of months and take the test again?

7 week rapid test

how good is the rapid test after 7 weeks low risk

Rash and Seborrheic Dermatitis on face but HIV Results came back negative.

Dear Team
For a few months I have had crazy anxiety thinking that somehow HIV tests were not able to detect the virus or antibodies. For the last few months there has been an area between my nose and upper lip that gets red and starts flaking for a week or so. Also, there is a lymph node under the jaw that I have had for two months but I suspect that is because of a wisdom tooth. I have never had this problem before and now it comes and goes and there have been other areas in my face, especially the area on the side of the nose and under the eyes which gets red, itchy and easily irritated if I do not use lotion or moisturizer. I am not sure if it is SD or any other irritation and I know that these symptoms occur in people whose systems are no longer able to fight opportunistic infections. I had an exposure when I was fairly young and was not well educated about HIV and I am worried that I got infected that past exposure which was a few years ago and it has now progressed into AIDS. I have taken two tests in the last few months, a blood test at a clinic which came back one day after, and an OraQuick rapid test which were both negative. I do not know who else to turn to as I do not feel no longer comfortable to talk to my doctor about HIV since the tests came back negative but I do not know what else to do and how to overcome this anxiety. I guess my question is, would there be any reason why after all these years the tests would not be able to pick up any antibodies and if the skin irritation is a product of the anxiety itself?
Any response would be appreciated. Thank you

HIV Infection

Hi There,

I have been to a lady a month back. I am little worried of myself now. What I did is I rubbed my penis on her vagina and while rubbing I inserted the tip of my penis and suddenly i realized and took off. Wore condom that had sex. But m still worried if I can get HIV transmitted. Since she was an unknown lady i am not sure of her. status. Please advice me. Thanks

Rapid Test ( SD Bioline Hiv 1/2 3.0) Negative At 3 months


I got this test at a NACO ( National Aids Control Organisation) Centre in New Delhi and it came out to be negative.

Do i need further testing ?


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