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what is immunochromatography?? is this effective? what about all symptoms??

I had unsafe sex with a bar girl two times in between 6 days and last exposure was April 23 and I dont know about her hiv status and I didn't asked her too which is such a shame and mistake at that time she was having sore throat like..from middle of the September I started getting flu like feeling and caught fever too which was mild and slight in and off.. but on October 1 I started getting fever for two days and next day I saw white tick on tongue and caught sore throat and found some two itchy pimples like around my mouth, and on my back shoulder I found three pimple like which was not itchy and itchy around stomach and felt itchy around my mouth.at that night I got severe headache which was causing pain at back part of head and neck and on middlevof night I woke up bcauz of burning Sensation and weakness on both hand and leg...so on Oct 4 I went to see doc and took test for hiv the method was immunochromatograpgy and came negative and he told me it's viral infection and gave antibiotic..but after 10 days while fever and some illness slightly recovered I felt pain on neck and it was swelling behind my left ear..now coming on October22 I have white spots on back of tongue and bloating stomach mostly at night time and this swollen nodes just behind ear which is not easily visible but can felt easily and also cough sometimes which was dry while talking on cough I didn't have it before the symptoms seen but having medicine I get cough for several days with some sputum now I have dry cough only..I'm also feeling muscle weaknesses and joint on leg and Hand especially while riding bike...I would like to know why these symptoms not going away if it's not hiv? and what is immunochromarography test is it effective and conclusive after 5 months and some days? one thing why in test result there was no unit shown just written non-reactive only...im in deliema...hoping for your quick and helpful response...thankyou

Could I have HIV?! Cum in mouth and face

Hi there,

On the 15th October I got rather drunk and visited a gay sauna in London. I performed oral sex on three guys without condoms and two of them came in my mouth and on my face. I also had protected sex with two of them (i was bottom).
Since then I have been terrified that I have caught HIV. I have never had anxiety like this this. I went to a clinic the next day and started PEP that morning, although the doctors said it doesn't always work. It's now five days later and I have a sore throat but I can't tell if this is just my anxiety.

The doctor wasn't very helpful and didn't give me a chance to ask these questions so any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

a single test is enough ???

hi i appreciat the answers and the job you give to me thanks in advance
i am a male living in dubai i had unprotected sex with a normal girl ( not sex worker ) on 29/5/2014 but I don't know if she have HIV or not .but she have a resident visa what means she got tested for HIV because here is dubai every one have a resident visa have to get HIV test every 2 years .... after that i got urine infection and back down pain stay for 15 days i take ofloxacin and zithromax and some other medicine for urine infection i cant remember .. after that on 20/11/2014 i got moving joint and bone pain and headache stay until now 20/10/2015 i tave vitamin d and vitamin b12 but nothing happen the pain is still there .. i waited until my visa to expired then i renew my visa and i got test my blood in there professional HIV clinic testing center on 12/5/2015 means 11 months and 14 days after possible exposure .but i dont know what kind of HIV test was that maybe it's repid test or antibody test the resault was ready with in 24 hour it was negative but i was on augmentin 2 days before the test .after that on 1/6/2015 i got swollen lymph node over all my body stay until now 20/10/2015 like 5 months swollen .
so my quastion is is a singel test after 11 months and 14 days is enough and i forget about HIV ?????
is my test accurate or it was affected by the medicine and antibiotics that i have take and i need another test ??
is this symptoms related to HIV or i have to check something other health problem???

How long does seroconversion last?

1. How long does seroconversion last? I've suffered from aches and joint/muscle pains for 3 weeks since infection.
2. What is the difference between ARS and seroconversion? I am finding conflicting information online.

Thank you!

Confused about Types of HIV tests


I had unprotected vaginal sex and was tested for STI's and HIV 4 weeks later at the New Westminster Public Health Authority. It was a blood test that took 1 week to process and was negative. I am confused about the jargon on this site about all of the different types of HIV tests....does BC use the "4th generation" test? The nurse indicated I should be retested for HIV 3 months after the potential exposure to be certain. I want to understand if the flu like symptoms I am experiencing now could be HIV related? Please help me understand the facts about the HIV test used in BC.

am at hiv risk

Dear sir/mam

2 week before i went to an prostitute i had a protected vaginal sex for 40 sec after my penis is not erected so she masturbate me for some times with the same condom and then i stared to masturbate am at risk now i had a mild fever for 2 days and boby tirdness for 4 days when can i test hiv at this point and i had lot of stress due to this is it possible for hiv infection please help me sir

sampath:- is rna test is 100% accurate?

Hi sir,Though i had a protected sex with a prostitute i had some symptoms after 2 weeks they are like, a non itchy plane rash on chest later changed to a painless papule and itchy rashes came on penis ,stomach pain , nausea , mouth sores , blurred vision for few days,though i do not get fever i have chills and night sweats. After few days every thing got normal ,later after 2 weeks of getting normal i.e, after 4 weeks after having sex, i have gone for rna pcr qualitative test which came as non detectable .Is rna pcr after 4 weeks is accurate, what are my chances of getting hiv ?i am so afraid .please reply and help me.thanks in advance.

Unprotected sex

I have unprotected sex with sex work after 4 weeks I got rash on my body .It is still on my body 1 month.after 8 weeks I did elisa test and it was negative.plz help me

HIV RISK: Protected Anal Sex Con't


This is a con't of my question that was answered below. I know that WHO and AIDS Vancouver don't think of symptoms. However, is muscle ache in my upper right arm a sign of HIV? Or the lymph node that appears to be a little swollen up in the upper front ear lobe of my left ear? It's not really noticeable but, there it is.

Also, I was at the E.R at the 7 day Post Exposure mark (Sunday 18 Oct) and they did a 4th generation test, which I am likely to get the results of today. They said if they call that means I am positive, but that if they don't call me that means I am good.

I guess my question is, are ARS/Seroconversion symptoms known to appear this early?

As for my question, as I said, he didn't ejaculate, because I stopped the intercourse myself, and the condoms used weren't broken. Doesn't that in itself diminishes the chances of transmission to basically null? I am guessing that since my mother and brother for example have been sick, that this has also affected me since we live in the same household.

I am paranoid of my health as it is, and I need to know if I'll be fine. I have already scheduled an appointment with my primary health doctor for the 3 week and 1 day post exposure mark, to get tested for HIV via a 4th generation test since the Window period for such test would be at it's strongest then. Considering that's within it's within period, a negative result would be conclusive, but as usual, I will also test at the 3 month mark to make sure.



I initiated a sex intercourse with another male (male to male sex). I was the bottom in this case and we used TWO condom.

We didn't conduct any oral sex activities. During sex we replaced the condom with a another because we both wanted to feel more pleasure, or at least try. Long story short, we didn't finish the sex, and he never ejaculated and he left per my request.

I tested both condoms with water to see if there would be any leakage and there was none.

What are the risks into me getting HIV? Am I completely fine and don't need to worry? This happened today 10/11/2015, so I still have time to run to the E.R or my doctor and get PREP if needed.



Hi there! Thanks for contacting us with your HIV related questions/concerns. We're happy to help!

Anal protected sex is considered a low-risk activity. What this means is that although there have been a few reports of infection in this manner, they're usualyl under certain identifiable conditions. In this case, a condition would be a broken condom. Your condom didn't break, which greatly diminishes the risk. In theory, it would be no risk since condoms prevent the exchange of bodily fluids, but we say low risk to account for human error and breaking.

I would say you don't need to get tested or get PEP for this encounter, since the risk level was basically none.

I hope this helped!

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I was intimated with the guy in the month of June. Later in the month of August I had fever, allergic ,and calcium vitamin deficiency. Now I don't have any sort of health issue or than calcium deficiency .Do you think I have HIV I'm not even able to get tested I'm dying with the fear
Please suggest me what am I suppose to do


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