So I met this girl on OK cupid and we hit it off right away. We had unprotected sex the second time we hung out. I had said, I don't have condoms, to which she replied "don't worry, I'm on birth control." We had unprotected sex for the past three weeks (probably 4-5 times), and she's given me head as well on every occasion we saw each other. This past week, I've been having a sore throat, but no fevers or anything like that. I went to the doctor, and they said it wasnt strep. The sore throat isn't going away. I'm afraid it's acute HIV syndrome. What is the likelihood of me acquiring HIV from my behavior. And, how do I discuss this with her, im terms of wearing protection, and / or asking her whether she's been tested? I don't wanna come off rude and scare her off, because im paranoid. Thanks for the help
Good day. I had an awkward night with a sex worker last September. We had French kiss ( I had a cavity in my teeth and I do not remember whether there was obvious blood or not in her mouth) , rubbing my penis (unprotected) on her vagina without inserting and 3 times protected vaginal sex with her as long as I remember the condoms were intact. Starting point of awful days was at 29 days after exposure by getting a cold-like and maddening anxiety. Day by day, I was finding new symptoms (as I thought). I felt fluctuation pains inside of arm’s muscles. Moreover, I was a little bit feeling cool on my both hand until I wore a jacket which somehow disappeared them from days of 42 to 48. At 42 days after my risky action when I thought I was HIV positive, my 4th Gen HIV Elisa test came out Non-Reactive. I could not believe the test result. I assumed that something goes wrong on my body not to produce enough antibody in order to be diagnosis by test. Further, I went to the same Lab (a private lab in Iran) to retest at 12 weeks mark which again was Non-Reactive through 4th Gen Elisa. After that, I started thinking that definitely the Lab's Technician was not master to conduct the test although he told me he was experienced about 2-3 years in immunology diagnosis departments. I could not help thinking myself until 200 days when I went to another lab to retest because of my killer anxiety regarding unreliability of last couple tests. The new Lab uses ECL method which is fully automated diagnosis screening method. Again came out non-Reactive. I just got calmed down for a while. After one month, again anxieties came into my mind that may be they did something wrong. Of course, most probably my worries are somehow due to obsessions. Now, I would like you to assure me whether my exposure was risky? Was my teeth made French kissing risky action for HIV transmission? Were my ARS related to HIV or not. Thanks a lot
I have some questions about HIV testing, HIV medications and test results.
My first question, could ingestion of HIV medications possibly affect test results, like perhaps accidentally taking anti-viral meds while being HIV-negative?
Secondly, how exactly does certain medicines affect test results?
And lastly, how effective would an 8 week HIV test be?
Thank you for answering!
Approximately 3 days ago I had sex with a CSW. During this encounter, I performed oral sex on her but for a very short amount of time (kissing, not really licking), and I am not sure if I had any sores in my mouth, but when I took time to notice that evening and the following morning, I didn't see or feel anything unusual. She also performed oral sex on me, but I was wearing a condom and ejaculated in the condom in her mouth. This was the extent of our activity.
Six months prior to this, I had a different encounter with a CSW (also the first time I really thought about the possibility of contracting HIV) where we did oral/protected vaginal sex, and I made sure to get tested regularly afterwards. My last HIV test, taken sometime before the encounter 3 days ago, was negative. During those six months, the thought of having possibly contracted HIV really wore me down mentally, and it is an awful feeling to know I have to go through another six months of hell in order to clear the HIV-possibility for this last encounter.
I just have a few questions that I am hoping can set my mind at ease. 1) What is my risk of having received HIV? 2) Do you recommend that I get tested given my experience? 3) If I were to take a 4th Gen Antibody/Antigen test (available at a clinic nearby) when would I need to get tested to get a conclusive result, or are there any tests that provide conclusive results before the standard six months (all the tests I have taken were 3rd gens)?
Please help. I'm very anxious and worn out from the fear and just can't think that this nightmare has begun again.
I did an antibody test 7 days after exposure and a combination (antibody/p24 antigen) test 22 days after last exposure. They were both negative. My question is how accurate my second test is?
I had an encounter with someone online, i kind of hate myself for it, but please address my concern.
i am a male i was with another male, first time.
1. mutual unprotected handjob (unfinished)
2. unprotected rubbing penes for about 1 min ( not head to head contact) unfinished.
3. protected mutual oral sex for about 1-2 min (unfinished)
4. protected attempting insertive anal sex, unsuccesfull penetration due anxiety and my pene got soft.
i attempted to penetrate him, 3 times and it could not go in, he had little bit of lube on his ass.
5. i finished myself
6. he never finished himself.
7. I brought my condom to my place, and filled it with water for a leakage test.
it was intact, not leak, no tear,no break...
Should i go for an HIV duo test at 28 days? if negative should i trust it?
Do you see any potential hiv exposure on the situation i just described you?
Did i protected good enough ?
Hi, I had unprotected sex on April 2016 and 2 months after that I had a Miningitis, Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccination.
I want to know:
1. Do the vaccinations have affect on HIV test?
2. Which type of HIV test is more reliable?
3. When should I take the HIV test?
I would appreciate it if you answer me
I hope you can answer on my queries.
I had a risky exposure (anal no condom and no ejaculation inside) last September 18, 2015 but my partner always says that he's negative. I believed in him so I moved on. I had another intercourse last March 30, 2016 but it has a condom and lube. I even checked if the condom was broken and fortunately, it was not broken. I had oral sex as the bottom last April 13, 2016 and no ejaculation. I have no mouth sores or any mouth problems that time.
I got tested for HIV at home using HIV test kit and it was negative last May 16, 2016 and June 23, 2016 at a local health center using Rapid ICT and it was negative for HIV, Hepa B and Syphilis.
So, my last HIV test was June 23, 2016 and it was negative. Can I at least relax for now because my risky exposure was 9 months ago, the protected sex was 94 days ago and the oral sex with no ejaculation was 79 days ago? Will my 9 month exposure will be false negative because I had sex again last March 30 with condom before taking the test last June 23, 2016?
Thank you so much and I'm from the Philippines. I hope you can answer my questions.
I know that this question has been asked but still really confused. I had an unsafe dipping incident for about 10 seconds, i was the bottom, when i realized what was going on i immediately stopped it. 48 hr later i was on pep (truvada and isnentress) 4th generation ab/ag w/rfl negative also neg rapid. finished the 30 days, 5 days later went in had another rapid test and 4th generation and both negative. dr told me i was in the clear, he said even antigen or antibody at a low level would of been picked up by the their 4th gen test. I questioned it considering everything i had read on the internet about pep maybe delaying seroconversion. he said i was clear but if i wanted to be cautious i could do another rapid test at 3 months but that he has never seen the 4th gen test right after pep get it wrong. please help. nervous wreck.
delay of seroconversion by immune defficiency