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Not enough antibodies at 3 months?

I had sex with a RLD Amsterdam prostitute 3 months ago. I used a condom, for both oral and vaginal sex. I had no worries since I protected myself and I'm aware of the precautions the Netherlands workers use (condoms for everything including oral).

3 weeks ago however, I had a small cut injury (no bigger than 10cm and I had no bleeding), I quickly tried to disinfect it but left it wet with the disinfectant liquid right after I received the cut (day and night for two days), I didn't try to cover the wound or anything (I'm starting to believe that leaving the wound wet and moist while still doing normal day activities like public transportation is what got me infected). The cut was from a barrel that had a metal safety belt thingy ( I cut myself with the metal), however the contents of the barrel were toxic chemical residues from a sink drain in a laboratory. 3 days after the cut it got infected very bad with a bacteria, it extended to at least 40 cm more from the origin of the cut, I began to swell and had blisters filled with pus all around it, the first doctor diagnosed that I should take Ciprofloxacin, the second doctor said this was a mistake and I had to take Dicloxacillin instead, fast forward 3 weeks later and the wound has almost completely healed with new skin.

Around the same time of my cut, I noticed two pearly bumps around my pubic hair, thinking it was pimples I squeezed them and white liquid came out with a little blood, afterwards I noticed two more bigger sized bumps, the same doctor that misdiagnosed me gave me a fungus cream medicine for it, saying it was probably fungus and that it should go away quickly without even looking at the bumps, he just asked me what they looked like and made a prescription based on that.

Fast forward 2 weeks, after noticing no improvement with this cream and actually getting worse and I was diagnosed with Mollscum contagious by a dermatologist, he told me this was an awful prescription that my previous doctor game me, and that it made a simple problem extend much bigger, since the virus has spread around my pubic hair area with more bumps, he made me realize it was because I kept rubbing the molluscum pimples around other areas of my body). I had cryotheraphy since then and have controlled the infection somewhat (I'm still not entirely molluscum free).

Here's where I began to worry, both of these disseases suggest after reading on the internet, that while it may happen on normal people, it may happen more often with people who have a weakened immune system by HIV. So of course, I panicked, feeded my brain with negative thoughts and haven't been able to shake off this whole thing by constantly reading on the internet day after day to the point of depression.

I did the most logical thing, which was to get a test. I tested at around 84 days after that sex encounter exposure and the test result came back negative, I've read online that this should be considered a conclusive result since around 99% of people would've presented enough antibodies to be picked up by then.

I wasn't convinced enough so I did a second test at 15 weeks (in a different clinic as well) and came back negative again.

Should I leave this matter to rest now? I had no worries about my sex encounter until these two things happened, it just worries me that these things happened around the same timeframe and worsened so fast. Should I chalk it up to bad first doctor medications?

How safe am I that this is a conclusive result at 15 weeks?

Thank you for reading.

Question about Oral Sex

Dear Doctors.
Please pardon my bad english. I have a problem that I seriously need your help. One week ago. I had 3 sex workers performed oral sex on me. Each of them took turns and I didn't ejaculate. About 2 months ago, at the bottom/ root of my penis, it feft itch a lot, i scratched it and then had some sores/scratchs (about 1 cm long each). no blood, some hurt when I touch them. When I went to the sex worker I still felt the itch in my penis and had the scratchs/ sore in the positions as described above.
I now have sore throats, sore lips and coughing. I fear that when I had oral sex the blood of the sex workers in their mouths or remained semen from the previous clients my went through the sores/scratchs (which carried HIV virus with them) cause me exposed to HIV.
Dear Doctor, Please Enlighten me if such situations could happen. Am I exposed to HIV? I am extremely worried.
Thank you.

transmission

Is it important to tell your doctor you were having symptoms a few weeks after a unprotected sexual encounter before you get any testing done will not telling your doctor make them if you a different type of less accurate test . This person I know was having symptoms but did not tell their doctor but 3 months later they got tested and where negative. Are they in the clear. They had a blood test done that was sent to bc disease control for testing.

HIV Transition through Oral Sex

Hi, I'm HIV positive and a few weeks ago, my girlfriend gave me a blowjob without a condom. I'm pretty worried now because a few weeks after that she began to have a headache and now her stomach hurts, she's throwing up and she also has diarrhea. So far, from what I hear its pretty intense. I don't know all the symptoms of getting HIV, from what I googled it seems kind of scary. She's all the way in Kelowna so I can't check up on her, but I don't know what to do. Could she have HIV?

Does RNA TMA test help at this time?

Hello Community,

I have read some recent post and really appreciate volunteer people who take their time and help others. I'm one of them and I'm actually MUCH MUCH MORE TERRIFIED terrified right now as I'm feeling MUCH BETTER (almost as same old me) from last few days which turned out to be just a miracle.

About one and half month ago, I have had receptive unprotected anal sex. I had some bleeding hemorrhoids. Everything was fine for two to three weeks and things went downhill for me. I've FELT (not inflating any bit of it) possibly symptoms that happens with ARS.. had a mid grade burning fever, severe fatigue, night sweats, 15 sudden red blotches, sores in mouth, rash on face and chest area, total brain fog, swollen lymph not under armpit, anemia... I can go on an on ). It was terrible two to four weeks and now suddenly I feel great with clear mind.

-> Highest Risk of Anal UNPROTECTED receptive sex
-> Hemorrhoids
-> 2-4 weeks of severe ARS symptoms
-> Worst Symptoms suddenly went away and for now I'm just feeling awesome again, which worries me with clear mind/body as few weeks ago it worried me with unclear mind/body :-(

I had following test done
1) 1 week 4th gen ab/ag duo -ve
2) 4 1/2 week 4th gen ab/ag duo -ve
3) 5 1/2 week 4th gen ab/ag duo -ve
4) 5 1/2 week RNA TMA non-reactive...

I understand that by 4 week 95% will test positive in 4th gen. Worried that I might be in 5% who developes ab/ag after that time so I got RNA TMA done ...Does that give me some consolation ?

Confused and Stress

Hi
my story starts in December 2014 when i received an oral sex by a sex worker and it was protective. After one year one of my friend told me that i could be infected i was very stress. i have flu twice in 2016. the second one was a bad fever and my symptoms of HIV was detected after the fever like throat paining(still having) white spot on tongue(still having sometime) small cuts on tongue body ash (still having) night sweat (still having) felling dizzy shaking hand sweat in hand and feet (still having) sometime fatigue. In February 2016 i made two HIV 1 and 2 test (i don't know which test is it).both of them result non reactive.but am still stress with it as am afraid of false negative.
can you please answer the question above.
1- does all HIV test result are accurate after 14 months or should i re test again? ?
2-does symptoms occurs after one year because i do not remember if i have fever in the 3 months after the exposure?
please help am stress
thank you

hey again

my ex boyfriend , i do not really know his status of hiv. he told me he was hiv negative and said he could show me the doc report but i never saw it cos i never asked him to give it to me . we stayed together for 3 months and all this time we had unprotected sex , only vaginal i am female ..after we broke up , my decision , i started to think about all his previous life . he told me he took drugs before , heroine . he also told me he used to have some girlfriends who were prostitutes . he told me that they always use condoms the girls but he never did with them cos they were his " girlfriends" a piece of sh.t man however . i tested 10 times with 4th generation tests and all the 10 times it came negative . last exposure was on 13/6/15 i tested negative on my last test 28/2/16 almost 9 months . i am still having stress about this , anxiety and i feel my lymph nodes hurting me but i know is due to stress . now what can i do ? i am hiv negative ok but i need some consuelors to talk to , to make me sure that i didnt got hiv with all the tests showing negative , i need my life back fear cant keep me here forever ,,,,,

hiv

what are the first symptoms of hiv in the first month of contact

YK

Thanks for your support

I had an anonymous and a little itchy minor skin rash that came a few days after I had different protected sexual encounters with someone whose HIV status is unknown to me but got romours later from people she is well known to that she is HIV+. This rush went away a after 3-4 days when i applied a cream given to me by my doctor. We also engaged in unprotected oral sex where she had leaked my pen**s for some minutes (BJ) and we deeply kissed. I asked her later to go for HIV test and she was hesitant, something which made me some how believe the romours. I mmediately did determine test en tested -ve, i did it again after 40 days of my last encounter with her en tested -ve, I am yet to do another one at 60 days and 90 days but i am so scared and worried that she could have infected me. wat could have been the cause of the minor rush and for it to have come around this period after sexual encounters ??? is there any other test i can do apart from determine and PCR before 90 days??, please advise me, but i will never be this stupid again if i survive this tragedy,, YK from Uganda

testing adequate?

Hello! I was tested at 6 weeks by my doctor (blood test) and I did an at home (Oraquick) test one year and two months later. Both were negative. I have had some quirky health issues in the meantime, and I just can't help but think of HIV possibility. What brought me to be tested was a short-lived relationship with a deceptive person who was had many sex partners. We had sex six times, most was protected. However, the condom slipped off once and once nothing was used.
Thank you for your guidance.

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