I had my last unprotected exposures 2 years ago. I tested negatvie one year later, 3 days ago via Oraquick negative and today received 4th gen negative result. I am a chronic marijuana smoker (3,4 times a week) and I am wondering if my weed smoking habits can cause false negative results? I have smoked marijuana the day before my last HIV test (10 hours before test). I was told by my doctor that he thinks it does not impact HIV test results.
How accurate is a rapid antibody test at 24 days post exposure? Also, what are the chances of a negative rapid antibody result at 24 days changing at 90 days or 12 weeks assuming no further exposure to HIV.
briefly :(after exposure)
- since day 21: had very painful and slightly swollen armpits, chest and groins lymph nodes
- since day 46: had all HIV symptoms like chronic fever, sore throat, joint and muscle pain, bruises, fatigue, white coated tongue
- a negative PCR by day 31
- negative 4th gen ELISA at days 24, 40, 53, 60, 69 and ELFA by day 73
virologist is confused seems there is no other condition with all HIV symptoms together
what should I do now?
I have done sexual activity with trans woman sex worker for the first time, Both used condom, I received anal from the trans woman but after reading on internet i got anxiety that the condom was broken or had tears and that is just like condom was not used! The meeting was not too long, was like 1 hour.
I have done PCR RNA and Ab tests at day 8, with other testes like Hep B,C and Syphilis. Thankfully all were negative. After that i read in the Internet that PCR RNA test is not accurate and I read that there is 4th gen test Ab/Ag that can be done after 28 days.
I have done the DUO test at the start of day 28. The result was negative.
I still have anxiety and it is irritating my overall health.
I would appreciate your kind response. Should I stay worried?
I had a risk exposure on 2nd July 2018 and had the following ARS symptoms, red/ pink rash, stomach problems, red eyes, white tongue, nail discoloration, swollen lymph glands on throat and cheeks, sore throat, joint pain, 10% weight loss. i have tested at 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 10 weeks and its still negative. Should i still worry of an infection? Kindly assist.
On 08/22/18 I gave unprotected oral sex to a man. He did not appear to ejaculate. We also tongue kissed. He had a recently chipped front tooth that appeared red where the tooth had been chipped. I do not believe I had any open cuts in my mouth, but my gums do bleed a little from brushing daily, so I don't know how high the risk is that I could contract HIV that way. 9 days after being with him on 08/31/18 I started experiencing severe stomach pains that felt like bloating or excess gas (GasX did not help), and vomiting, along with constipation (hard & very little stool daily). I have never experienced this type of stomach pain before, and had not vomited in years before that day. I purchased an Oraquick test kit today (09/09/18) which is now 18 days after being exposed and the result was negative. My stomach discomfort has mostly subsided, but I now have a strange nagging muscle/joint ache in my left hip area whenever I move that leg, along with constipation still. I do not know the status of the man I was with. Any info would be helpful. I am planning on having a Rapid HIV test done as soon as I hit the 4 week mark.
I tested HIV negative after 21 weeks of unprotected sex. Were those results conclusive?
I would like to start with the thing that I am on PreP and taking it every day. 3 weeks ago or maybe a bit less I had unprotected sex and starting from Saturday (4th day today) I've been having a severe headache that never had before and some fever not higher though than 37.8C.
I am on painkillers right now and I would say it works quite alright. I tested my blood for HIV by HIV DUO Quick HIV1/HIV2 BIOMERIEUX yesterday and got results to be negative today. I asked the consultant about my situation taking into consideration the fever and severe headache whether it's confirmed that these symptoms were not caused by the conversion just by smth else since I believe that if someone has a conversion going on in their bodies with above-mentioned symptoms it means that a viral load is high and it would be easily detected by the machine. The consultant asked me to contact my doctor since he was not sure about that. I am out of the country now and I've got no possibility to do so. Could you please help me with that?
P.S. I stopped taking PreP on Saturday, the day I felt bad.
I had sex with massage lady, in the beginning I was protected, however for somehow the condom removed and I didn't realized, I have asked if she has HIV and she said she did the test 3 months ago and she is negative, I request if she can come with me next day to do the test and she accept, we went and we didn't the test 4th generation combo and she was negative and so I.. do I still need to be worry and do the test again, please advise
I had exposure (mutual masturbation and titsex) with a sex worker two years ago. No oral, vaginal or anal sex took place. Oil was used on my penis and her breasts for lubricating. Half a year later I received a HIV screening (4th gen) along with my physical, which came back non-reactive. Should I retest due to possibility of false negative?