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very worried

hi i had sex last sept 4 2015, unprotected with a GRO (CSW). and perform oral just for a 10 second.
after 2 days i notice a small red dot that is so itchy and when you scratch it becomes a rush, and i experience pain in my groin.
so i decided to go to a doctor and told me to take a urine test, there was a infection,5 out of 10. so the doctor gave me a antibiotics, after 4 days i noticed a patch in my tonsil, it doesn't hurt when i touched its like a tonsil stone, so i experience a slight sore throat,
again i went to a doctor and gave me a antibiotics again, thats when i decided to go to infectious disease doctor but still the doctor gave me antibiotics for my patch in the tonsil, so 1 week after i decided to take a hsv-2 test and the result was negative.. i've been experiencing mild head ache sometimes, 4 weeks after i went to a lab to take a hiv test (ECLIA) and the result was non-reactive, a doctor adviced me to take anti allergy drugs and ascorbic acid while drinking the antibiotics, the itch was lessened but sometimes im still experiencing mild headache from sinus to temporal part and i had the patch is still here and i try to scratch it out but it wont work and right now im experiencing itch in my throat, mild headache and some times when i cough phlegm comes along.. am i being paranoid? or do i have the symptoms of hiv? please can you help me. thank you

Question about oral

Pls help, I had unprotected oral sex with a girl(gave and received), after that I noticed I had bruises on my penis, really scared, I went and did rapid antibody test with the girl the next day and we both came back negative. Do I need another testing at 12 weeks?

Very Urgent: Pam Sing Branched Chain Reaction HIV1

I have a sexual encounter last year Julyb11 2014 with CSW and after that i have so many symptoms of HIV like swollen LN and mouth infection and idid fourth generation Elisa 2-3 times that comes negative but i still considering i am HIV positive because of my symptoms thats not go away. So by request my doctor order a HIV 1 RNA ( Branched chain DNA) for that i have some doubts
1. I have time with last sexual encounter more the 15 months is this test is effective now because window period now is more then 15 month
2. He mention only for HIV 1 that means if i have HIV 2 this test is not useful
3 Is there is same test available in toronto for HIV-2 also
4 This test is called PCR or that is different one.
5. This test is good for all strains of HIV
6. What are the chances for coming false negative of positive for this test
7. If any other virus is present in my body other hen HIV then this test can come positive or its specific for hiv
8. Is there is any other test which is other then antizen or antibody and useful for hiv1&2
9 Do you have any information how many people in Canada have HIV1 infected and how many are of HIV2 as i have doubt that in my case i have any rare strain of HIV because so far my antibody test come negative.
10. Is in toronto pcr for HIV1 and HIV2 is possible.
please reply i have to go for lab quickly thanks

I am doomed, no hope of being Negative

Hi, thanks for all the good works.

I had an insertive anal sex with a lady in Australia who never told me she was Positive, during the sex I did not realize there was a condom failure, I suppose this would have lasted 2 minutes of the sex. 2 weeks after I did HIV test (particular articulation) which was negative. At 5 weeks 4 days I did another rapid test which was Negative using immunochromatography method for HIV 1&2 qualitative. But because i am so worried I can't wait till 3 months, I know I am positive but may be window period is altering my results. I feel like dying, I made just one mistake and I am doomed.
Again I did test after 6 weeks and 4 days, it was another test called the HIV test with titer, it is so far Negative but the readings are scary. The Cut off value was 0.596 and mine was 0.423. I am so worried that my antibodies is building up as the difference between the cut off and mine is too meager.

I am doomed, is there any hope I will still test negative in 3 months.? The situation is affecting my whole life. What are my chances? Is there any known person who have had sex with an HIV person not on AVR and remained negative? The only thing I look forward to is testing, I plan testing in 2 weeks time and after 3 months mark.

I am so so so sacred and worried.

Condom broke - sex worker

Hi, I was in Ethiopia last week and while a little drunk had sex with a prostitute. The condom broke. It pulled out immediately after 1 to 2 seconds. I also had a small amount of pyrosis towards the end my the shaft of my penis. But they were not open or exposed. I got a hiv test about 30 hours after. It was negative. How higher risk am I.

Last follow up ! Query concern ?

Had exposure - in May
Symptoms flu kinda post 2-3 weeks
Sore throat more than 40 days
Still Improper stools

Tested at 28th day 42nd day 56thday 89th day 93rd day
102nd day 122 day

One hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative - not detected 103nd day

I had my Id Nat test ( nucleic acid test ) on 124th day
It came not detected for HIV 1/2 / hepatitis b / hepatitis c !

Followed by one HIV duo test At 119 the day ! ! Not detected !

I have Defieciency in vitamin d and b12 as I am vegetarian

Any more testing needed ?

Id Nat ( screening test )( Roche cobas t scrn mpc )

It's highly sensitive and specific authorised by government of India ! Can i consider conclusive? Can all be false negative?

If there is no antibodies formed due to compromised immune system then antigens or rna or Dan should be detected ? can all be false negative??

i got tested do i am free please help

i had sex with a girl i dont know if she have hiv or not on 28/5/2014 i got a bone pain and head ache and Lymph glands got bigger with some pain from 30/6/2014 until now 1/10/2015 i had test my blood in a government hospital on 11/05/2015 means 11 months and 14 days after possible exposure but i dont know what kind of hiv test was that maybe it's antibody test because everyone who want to apply for a new job he have to get tested for hiv so i got the visa and the job which means that my test is negative but i take many medicine since 30/6/2014 because of the bonepain and the headache and i had a uti infection so i take augmentin and zithromax and vitamin d and vitamin b12 and some other medicine for uti doctor give to me after urine test so my question is do my test are accurate or my test was affected by that medicine and antibiotic ???!!!and i need another test ?? help please

Can having flu affect hiv test result? (continue)


Thank you for answering my previous question that neither flu shot nor the flu itself affect hiv test. However it contradicts with the information on the link below.


I am planning to take hiv test soon but recently exposed to someone who had really bad flu. I had to be in the same car with this person for approximately one hour. 4 other people has come down with flu because they hang around this person. I haven't fallen ill though. This worries me a lot. Do I need to delay testing? A false positive will be nerve-wrecking.

Thank you.

Test 4 weeks after PEP, 8 weeks after exposure


I'm a Portuguese male (therefore, please apologize me for the English mistakes I'll make in the following text).

I had vaginal sex with a Brazilian female prostitute on the 3 August in Lisbon. The condom broke, and I only realized that at the end of the act - she assured me she was HIV negative (but I didn't trust her).

I was put on PEP 5 hours later (Truvada + Retrovir).

I took PEP for 25 days straight (I stopped 3 days earlier - side effects were killing me).

I tested negative at the following dates:

3 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
6 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
7.5 weeks after exposure (third generation rapid test);
8 weeks after exposure (fourth generation hospital duo-test);

My doctor told me to forget about the HIV question and to turn the page, because she's 100% sure I'm not infected.


1) Do you think - 100% sure - that I'm not infected?
2) Have you ever seen someone in my position testing positive on a later stage?
3) How reliable are my tests, knowing I've taken PEP that alters the window period?

Thank you very much. Your work is very helpful, even in a worldwide scale.

7 Weeks test negative but Fever is not going away

I tested negative on rapid test at over 7 weeks ( 7 weeks and 6 days). However the nurse told me that I need to wait for 12 weeks to confirm the results. I am having many symptoms of the disease including low grade fever (for last two weeks, chills and sweat in the night).

History of symptoms:-

First 5 Weeks:-

No Symptoms

Week 6 - Week 7:--

Nausea, Headache, occasional night sweats

Week 8 - Week 9 (current week):-

I am having a low grade fever with chills and sweat in the night.

I want to know what is my chances of being infected by HIV. Its too difficult for me to wait for 12 weeks result.


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