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HI ALL, PLEASE STRAIGHT TO POINT. i had exposure, PLACED ON PEP, AFTER 69 HOURS and had several test for 11 months now all NEGATIVE. But joint pain, rashes increase in weight. am I safe? please help me!!!!!!!!!!!

HIV symptoms and testing

I had a sex with a guy five weeks ago and I am not sure if he is HIV positive or not. He gives me unprotected oral and then he provided me with a condom for anal. Few days later, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. Few days after, she had fever for one day, flu and sore throat for two weeks and runny and blocked noise for four weeks now. I started to feel itchy skin and had little swollen lymph nodes in my left groin for three days and disappeared. I did HIV 1 and 2 and P24 test two weeks and half after exposure, and the result was negative. I did the test again at 29 day after exposure and the results were negative also. One day after the test I get red rushes (about 25 small reddish) in the hairy part of my neck and big brown rash under my armpit for 8 days now. Are these HIV Symptoms? when should I do the HIV test and what test do you recommend? I can't sleep. Can you advice me?

Increasing index

Hi I had the following tests done after having a casual sex:

1. 3 days after: Eclia 0.21 non reactive
2. 38 days after: Eclia 0.60 non reactive
3. 38 days after: Elisa duo test P24 negative
4. 50 days after: Eclia 0.81 non reactive
5. 57 days after: M.E.I.A non reactive

I wanted to know why the numbers keep increasing. I am really worried about that. Can you please help?

Does that mean that I am more at risk to pass the cut off index of 1?

Thank you for your advice


chronic diarrhea and cheilitis

Hello, after my last exposure unprotected vaginal sex with a commercial sex worker, I tested negative for hiv after 3 months mark (the test only look for antibody, and I get the result after about an hour my blood was taken). But after that, I get chronic diarrhea which last for 3 weeks, and have chronic cracked lips that causes my lips bleeding and also angular cheilitis which continuously coming back.
1. Does my test conclusive?
2. Do you think I need to retest for hiv at 6 month mark because of my symptomps?
3. Have you ever seen people who tested negative at 3 month and then tested positive at 6 month, if yes in what conditions?

Do I need more testing?

I've had several HIV tests all negative. The last one was a rapid test at a clinic at 10 months, and it was negative. Do I need to test again? Is there anything at this point that could delay seroconversion this late? Thank you for your help.

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

6 month hiv test

Good evening I ask when we become a hiv test at 6 months needs to be done exactly at 6 months that there is a tolerance of plus or minus five days ; and how the metro months 24 months x 7 days = 168, 6 months than 30 days = 180 applies three days because some months have 31 days what force?

About hiv fear 2015007

Dear Madam/sir Thanks for your kind patient to answer my question once again i beg you kindly and i request you to read my question I am male and had a unprotected oral sex with male 3 and half months back there was no penetration just touched his anus with my tool,he said he had mouth sores due to heat regular and took b complex tablets,so after 10 days i just had some pimples on my right arm shoulder and checked with doctor it was not herpes ,but I had intercourse with my wife and started worrying about hiv thinking that if his semen touched my penis tip,so I got tested myself with tridot test four times at different intervals and last test was at 13th week I took which all came negative ,so i spoke to that guy whether does he is infected he said no and I requested him to get tested with the same tridot test on 7th week from our exposure and again on 14 week with same tridot test which came negative,so my question is that is am I free from infection and can I move in my life ahead without any kind of sexual acts with anyone else just want to be active with my wife kindly pls answer me all the test i took where conducted in lab ,so my question is that i tested myself 4 times as i mentioned and i got even tested the guy with whom i had the exposure in lab at 7th week and 14th week,so am i free from the infection and move ahead with my wife

DUO test - positive for p24, negative for antibodies.


Firstly, I would like to say thank you for all the help provided by this site! I'm sure its appreciated by all who visit. Here is my situation:

I engaged in unprotected oral sex about 4 months ago with a friend who claims he tested negative prior to our encounter. We had a few other oral sex encounters leading up to about 2.5 months ago. Within 2 weeks of our first encounter I had symptoms of HIV, which I know are nonspecific. I bought an at home "Oraquick" oral swab test to obtain some peace of mind 2-3 months after our first encounter (I tend to be a hypochondriac). Test results came back NEGATIVE. I still wanted to get tested at a clinic, so I did a few weeks later, which was about 4 months after initial exposure. It is also important to note I had a flu vaccination 3 weeks before my 4th gen test. Results came back as follows:

4th gen test: POSITIVE for P24 antigens.

Since that was positive they then preceded to "step 2" which is Antibody differentiation immunoassay. The paper the clinic gave me said this test "produces results faster than previously recommended western blot" - assuming its similar to western blot then..

Anyways, this test came back: NEGATIVE.

Now I await ANXIOUSLY for my NAT results to come back.

What is your take on this situation? I feel I have had more than enough time to produce antibodies and have non detectable P24 levels since those tend to diminish after 28 days. Any chance the flu vaccination played a role in this?


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!


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