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after one year of exposure....

i had a exposure 1 year ago and illness... recently i tested with MEIA HIV test which was non reactive.. i did HIV DNA PCR at end of 8 months.. also Rapid HIV test end of 6 months and 10 months.. these results are conclusive or not? is any chance of hiv infection yet?


this is my story.
1.had sex with unknown staus girl with Protected Sex and condom dint broke,after removing the condom i have touched it..is there any possiblity to get HIV ,i have tested before 2 minth ago and HIV antibody and its non – reactive…
2.Only had a kiss and she bite my on lip nd checked and there is no blood but scared about hiv
Here is my test result for 1 incident
6,7,8,10,12,13,14 ,16,18,20 week 3 days all are nagative
5 week p24 combo nagative
47 week rapid test nagative .
8 week RNA PCR test not detected..
10 week antobody nagative
12 week antobosy nagative..
but still i have rash on my trunk ..so scared please tell me is the results or conclusive



symptoms with negative result?

hello i had viral infection on 10 march 2011. i was involving sexual activity.. then i took hiv rapid test end of 6 months , end of 8 months, end of 10 months, end of 12 months,, i did Hiv dna Detector test end of 8 months. all are negative.. still i am feeling symptoms like white tounge ,feel warm in palm and body.throat in fection and nose.. since 10 march 2011...Am i negative still..?

Combi test elecsys roch 4th g

Dear aidsvancouver,
Thx alot for this site that provide a lot of information which I am usually look at it.
Befor 12 weeks I hav protected contact for few min and unprotected oral sex and deep French kisses..
I start hav symptom..a lot of symptom which is last to today...but am not gona listed because tested over symptom...
I have tested :
1. 27 days rapid test
2. 38 (5 weeks) combi test 4th gn by Roche elecsys e411
3. 6 week  combi test 4th gn by Roche elecsys 2010
4. 12 weeks mark  combi test 4th gn by Roche elecsys 2010 
I have 2 question which make me concern a lot:
1. Does my test ( roche elecsys 2010 combi test ) are relible and approved and should trust it
2. Dose my test conclusive and should I put HIV behind me 
Thx a lot and best wishes,, looking forward to hearing from u..

HIV Testing

I need to undergo HIV testing as I believe recently I have exposed myself to possible HIV transmission risk.May I know:-
1) Is the testing free of charge at any of the AIDS Vancouver testing sites?2) Is the testing discreet or will any other party be notified in the event of a positive result?
Please advise.Thank you.

Risk Level ?

I had a protected encounter in the last week of January. I am feeling extremely nervous if I could have been exposed since hands were also involved. Is it possible to get infected through unbroken skin ?
I do want to get tested to be at peace in my mind. Is the minimum time post encounter 3 months ? Or is there any way to get tested prior to that too ?
What are the places which administer an anonymous test ?  


Hello there.. You have interesting response... Im Jimmy 24 Male... From Manila Philippines.
I Had multiple encounters last year. to be exact 15 of them...
both Male and Female.
I had only one unprotected (anal) encounter it was to a male i was the one who insert. last March or April Last year. (2011)
2 protected anal (but was no inserted only at anus area)
7 protected vaginal
the rest just oral.
I got tested via rapid last December 6, 2011 and the result was negative..
however my last sexual encounter was Dec. 16, 2011 with a female it was protected.
Last February 7, 2012 i got tested via rapid blood test.. result was negative as well...
do you think i am safe? is the test conclusive?
Hoping for a response

HIV and syphilis rapid tests

I'm planning on getting tested for HIV and syphilis. I believe there are rapid HIV tests offered in most testing sites in Vancouver. However, I was wondering if there are testing sites that offer syphilis rapid test as well. I am planning on going to the Bute Street clinic for the tests. Do they offer both rapid HIV test and rapid syphilis test? If not, is there any other anonymous testing sites in Vancouver offer both rapid tests? Thanks a lot.

4th generation/duo test available in Toronto

I don't mean to repeat this same question again as I know you had replied to someone and also provided with a number to get accurate information. 1-800-668-2437 The hotline do tell me that the 4th generation test is available in labs, and asked me to get further information from clinics. ( They're refering to the Hassel Free Clinic.) However, the clinic hardly answered my question about the 4 generation test, they even told me rapid testing they are always doing is the 4 generation. Frome my knowledg it's not likely what they said is right. I have also called other clinics that do not even know what the meaning of 4th generation lab test. I respect their professional knowledge, can you make a call to the clinic so as to find out if any 4 generation testing truly available in Toronto, please? The number is 416-922-0566. Sorry for bothering. Thank you so much!!


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