Hey, I was hoping you will be able to help me. Last year, I began to go through an HIV panic. I have always practiced safe sex (besides oral sex) but somehow convinced myself I had HIV. I took my first test in January, a few weeks after my last sexual encounter (anal with a condom and gave unprotected oral), but was told to go back 3 months from then, which I did, and still tested negative. The test used were rapid test. In May, I had another sexual encounter, this it was only oral sex and we used a condom. At one point, he rubbed his penis against my anus (didn't go in) and I was afraid that I may have been infected because of that. In July, I tested again with a rapid test and it was negative. Also in the first week of July, I gave protected oral sex to a guy. This was my last sexual incident. Since then, I took 1 rapid test in September (2 months from the encounter), 1 more rapid test at the end of October (a little over 3 months from the encounter), as well as a Ab/Ag HIV blood test, which all tested negative.
Every time I tested, the counselor advised me that I was at low risk (no risk for the protected oral sex) and have been assured, if the test were done after 3 months of the encounter, they are conclusive. However, I keep thinking of "what ifs". Like, what if the condom ripped during oral sex and I didn't know. Or, if I am taking longer than 3 months to test positive for HIV. What if the test was defective and it is a false negative.
Every time I start to feel sick, the fear that the test might have been wrong takes over me. Whether I have a cough, sore throat, or a fever.
Is this typical thinking for someone in this position? Is there anything that I can do that will help me feel like my test or conclusive? I feel like if I take another test, and it's negative, it will just give me temporary relief.
Hi, I had a condom break accident while having sex with another guy. The next day I had diarrhea for about 3 consecutive days, then after about 3 weeks white tongue and sore throat. These symptoms lasted for a week, then lymph nodes started hurting in the throat area, no fever whatsoever. It all calmed down after about a month. I tested with oraquick post 3 months and it came negative.
I really felt good but then noticed that my tongue always felt sore and gums started hurting daily. I did all the necessary tests and all is negative. Now after a year and half, and about 5 more oraquick tests negative, i still have these problems in my mouth with recurring cold sores.
What may be the cause?
I had protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex(licked vagina) with a female sex worker in 2012 July
I fell really sick after that for two weeks
Headache, weakness, nausea ect
At that time I tested for hiv with Hiv 1/2 antibodies with p24 test and it came back with a result of 0.66
Since then I have been falling sick regularly with symptoms such as stiff neck, nausea and accute weakness, sore eyes ect
I have tested multiple times in last two years for hiv with antibodies plus p24 test
All of them came back negative with values such as 0.08,0.05,0.12 ect
Please tell me is there a risk for hiv infection?
Will antibodies be present for life?
Why was the reading so high first time?
Should I keep on testing?
Is this antibodies test sensitive enough?
Are my tests conclusive?
should I test with rna test?
One month ago, when I was taking an injection for Vitamin B, I am not sure whether the Nurse has changed the injection or not. I checked the weight the previous day.
Now exactly a month later, I got rashes near my stomach and chest. Also I have reduced the weight of 3 kgs unintentionally. When I went to a Doctor regarding the rashes, he told me that it is some viral infection. Now I really worried that this rash is due to HIV as that Nurse might not changed the injection a month ago. I never had this kind of rash on my body.
a. What are the chances of acquiring HIV from injections?
b. Can people reduce weight of 3 kgs with in first month of HIV?
c. Is this rash related to HIV?
d. Do I need to go for HIV testing?
e. Am I at risk of HIV?
Iam very very tensed. Please reply me.
Thanks in Advance,
Hi, I'm 24 years old & I got in touch with a random guy of my age group through internet on 25th April this year .on the same day I gave him a protected oral (he didn't cum) and then he gave me unprotected oral ( just a few licks ) & then we had a protected anal (I was the receptive partner & he didn't penetrate inside and I don't know whether he cummed or not) . though one can never know but it's unlikely that he could be having HIV as he did say that he never had any intercourse with a male but yes he did say that he had sex with girls before . I haven't have any symptoms till now ( though I know having or not having symptoms could be misleading) . On the 23rd May I got tested from a laboratory here in Delhi (India) & my test result was ''non reactive''. it was a (4th generation qualitative detection of HIV-1 p24 Antigen and antibody (IgG, IgM,IgA) to HIV-I and HIV-2 in Human serum/ plasma by enzyme Immunoassay based on Sandwich ELISA ) test. though when I talked to the doctor she said that 4th generation tests are 97% conclusive at 28 days but I do need to wait for 3 months after exposure for the conclusive result. I have only one doubt that condom might have got broken (though I didn't notice any such thing ) ,though right now odds are too low for me having an HIV. I wanted to know is it possible that i could be having HIV and should i move on with my life after 3 months or there will still be some chance of me having HIV despite of a non reactive test? I'm very tense & anxious since then & despite of all precautions I'm not able to have peace of mind. I've read that a false negative result has 3/1000 chance does this stat include the possibility of HIV not being detected because of complex immune system ? Please help me .
Hello and thanks in advance for receiving / reading this e-mail message.
My Name is ******
For the first time in my life I had sex at the 15th of April 2016 with a gay man . Unfortunately we had unprotected sex.
Since the 22nd of May I have experienced some concerning signs like high fever (which is stable now at 37.1-37.3 C ) feeling tired and sweating while sleeping and feeling a small abdominal pain . I also lost a bit of weight these days . But the worst thing of all is that I am afraid I am HIV positive. I didn't; have the chance to go for an examination though , as I am very scared to death and I also think that since I am an anxious person I may be enforcing the symptoms myself at a point.
2 days before I contacted the guy I had sex (he was the only sexual partner I had) and mentioned my experience to him .
HE was scared so went under a " FAST HIV TEST" the result was negative . As far as I knew his last sex experience was 4 days before me that's making a 43 days period since the 12th of April (12th April-24th May ) . He took the Test at the 25th of May .
Is the Fast HIV Test to be trusted? Shall I feel better now that I know he is not positive?
I also had some tests but general ones like CMV and EPSTEIN-BARR both were IgG positive and IgM negative. My Hematologist told me not to be worried since this seems to be an old infection. Shall I mention that weeks before I had experienced a half day vominting which was a bad experience but ended up pretty fine .
Thanks for your time
with best regards,
****** from Greece
Hello and thank you for answering my question. A month ago I had unprotected vaginal sex with a prostitute and to make matters worse i also had some minor inflammation and soreness on my penis. Prior to this incident occurring i had an STD test done on me and they all came back negative. However I still had this inflammation or urethritis in my penis head when i engaged in unprotected sex with the prostitute. I have read online that the risk of Hiv transmission increases three times in the presence of STD's and such, so based on this fact, if the average risk of transmission for males is said to be .04%, does this mean that with the presence of urethritis, my risk could be as high as .12%?
Last month i have sex with uzbekistan prostitute i am from india age 23, during intercource i realized that the condom was broken then i removed the condom and put a new one i dont know how much time my penis was exposed to her vagina (may be 5 seconds to 5 minutes) , after that with 3 hours i went to doctor he prescribe me Pep treatment within 5 hours i take first medicine of pep treatment , and 2 days ago i recently finish my cource of 1 month with no problem (physical or on rash or anything on penis) but today after almost more than 1 month after i see that behind the penis head there is one small red swollen rash like i am getting anxious that i have caught hiv please help me in this situation , after exposure my doctor recoment me some test including Std all come negative but i think or i am getting anxious that i might caught hiv and my life was ruin .
A few months ago (August 18th of 2015) I had a high risk encounter with HIV. It was in a different country (Dominican Republic) and with a girl that I've never met before. I gave her oral sex and we had vaginal sex for around 10 to 15 minutes. A week later I started feeling really sick. I had a really bad cold, a fever and a sore throat. This cold lasted for a few weeks ( around 4). I later started getting diarrhea for a week or two weeks into the cold with black stool and mucus. I told my self that If this continues I will get it checked out. I went to the hospital and got tested for everything and it came back negative. The next day ( September 26th ) I went in for the rapid HIV test. At this point my cold had gone away probably a week before. The test came back negative. The lady told me to come in a month after that and I did. I was still feeling ill at this point (probably because of anxiety) and was almost positive that I've had HIV. When I took the test it came back negative. I asked the doctor if it was conclusive and she said yes so no appointments were made. Fast forward to now.. I got my very first canker sore (2 of them). A quick google search says that they can be caused by the HIV virus... I also found online that rapid HIV test are only conclusive after 3 months. I'm freaking out right now. Was the test at 2 months ( 9 weeks ) conclusive? Were my symptoms HIV symptoms? Are my canker sores caused by HIV? By the way, I'm a male 20 years old. Thanks for taking the time to read and hopefully answer my questions. I appreciate what you guys are doing.
Sorry for my english, I'm from Brazil and I really need help. I started to penetrate a guy without condom - I leasted about 30 seconds and I didn't completed the penetration after that, I use a condom to finished the sex. The guy is HIV positive and is under treatment and his viral load is undetectable. After the sex, I went to hospital and I started PEP about 2 hours after risk. After I finished the PEP treatment, 2 days after, I started to feel some symptoms of hiv acute infection - sore trhoat, low fever, enlarged lymph nodes, nausea. I started to teste to HIV: 28 days after exposure, 33 after the exposure and 50 days after exposure (20 days after I finished pep). Today, I'm in the 55th after exposure and still feeling the symptoms - the symptoms has been leasting for 28 days. My question is: my risk was very high? is it true that a positive person with undetectable viral load is unlikely to infect other peolple? Is my last test a good signal that I am not infected?