iam a man of 25 years of age with a wife. a few months ago i had sex with a commercial sex worker (CSW). it was protected all along but i got concerned about contracting HIV bacause i had cuts and abrasions on my pubic area due to shaving and her vaginal fluids touched that area. i got strange symptoms such hives, red pimpl like bumps on my back, fever, sore throat , lost a lot of weight.after this event and symtpoms i avoided sex with my wife. i went and got tested with a rapid determine finger prick test at 99 days post exposure and it was negative but the symptoms are still with me. my questions are as follows
(a) iam i really negative? cause after the 99 day neg test i had sex with my wife and she got the classic flu like illness that is persistent up to now. i thought i was neg with a 99 day test but now iam worried that i might have infected her with something
(b) i read on the test package that it can not detect HIV if one is infected with a more variant strain. is this true? please give me ur experience with this rapid test
(c) do ars last this long? bacause i have been really sick with this flu like illness for months now and it does not seem to go.
Test detailsAfter 14 days--Hiv 1&2 Abs (Elisa) NegativeAfter 47 days--Hiv 1&2 Abs (Elisa) NegativeAfter 65 days--Hiv 1&2 Abs (Screening) Negative
Hi i had unprotected vaginal sex with HIV positive woman and after 3 months i did the following :- 4 Rapid ELISA Tests- Tri-Dot Rapid Test- MEIA HIV ABS analyzer- ECLIA P24/AB analyzer- ELISA P24/AB analyzerAll negative but im still worried . what do you recommend ?
I might have touched the membrane of the INSTI test kit after being used to test on me because I was pointing at a very small spot near the test spot but the nurse told me it was normal and I am HIV negative. Will that be a risk of transmitting HIV? With all the test solution and my own blood on the membrane I presume. I also had a small cut on my hand at that time but it was covered by a bandage. Thanks.
I had unprotected intercourse on 12/2 with a masseuse. After that I went on to have many many symptoms. No sore throat or rash but everything else. I had a low grade fever99-99.5 for three months post incident. Right now I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit and edema in the same arm. I took rapid tests at 3,4,5,8,and 10 weeks and at 89 days a blood draw. I can't seem to move on because of my swollen lymph node in my armpit. What could cause a delayed seroconversion because I'm pretty confident I'm infected?
I had unprotected sex on 10 December 2011. Then I had a problem after, on Dec 11 in the morning. I had pain in the groin area had a headache. I tested after 6 weeks with ELISA, which was negative. Then I had a WB test - negative, and PCR test - negative (after 86 days), and Tridot test - negative (5.5 months).
After 6 months I have a headache and tongue bumps and groin pain. Do I have HIV?
Thank Stephanie,pls i posted a question with the title 3 MONTHS POST POSSIBLE EXPOSURE with original post date JUNE 4,2012. The test device which was used was a First Response @ HIV 1-2.0 which is the rapid test used in my country Ghana. It has also been approved by USAID as at December 21,2011. Please is a negative result at 3 months post exposure conclusive with that test.
Thanks and hope to hear from you.
iam in africa. i had a potential HIV exposure with Commercial Sex Worker.i developed ARS which are still present up to now. i got tested for HIV with a determine hiv 1/2 rapid finger prick test at 144 days postexposure. how reliable is this test? is it conclusive? how long do ars last? what is the generation of this test?
Hi, I guess you've heard this a lot of times but i just wanna ask what are the odds of being tested hiv positive after 3 months of post exposure (once had oral and unprotected sex to a female sex worker) if I were tested negative at 6 weeks? (HIV RAPID TEST in the Philippines). I am not really sure what HIV rapid test we have here in the Philippines but a feedback from you gusy is highly appreciated.
I have this anxiety or fear of being tested positive after I was tested negative after "5-6" weeks (not sure though). Thanks so much!
can body building supplements (creatine,amino,whey protein,nitric oxide ractore et al) can delay antibodies?(seroconversion)?
I recently had a discharge (yellowish and see some stains in my brief)) and had smelly urine after engaging in a casual sex with a female sex worker(?) I had fatigue and flu like symptoms but none of them are present this type.
one night I had chills and thats it, do you think I seroconverted already please help.Thanks!
I was tested non reactive after 4 weeks (rapid hiv testing in the philippines).