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HIV Test whilst taking Pradaxa


I have a quick question. I'm due to take a 3month HIV test on Friday after a risky encounter and wondered if you could tell me if taking Pradaxa will have an effect on the result?

I am flying with a swollen ankle so the Dr has recommended Pradaxa to avoid a blood clot.

Thanks for all your hard work here - it's a wonderful forum.



Hi ,

I am ratan from india.I had done protected sex with sex worker in Jan(26th).I have done 1st test serology antibody H1/H2 (Rapid solid phase immuno-chromatography method) on 27 th Feb ,result Negative.2nd test on 10 March westorn Blot Negative.3rd Test on 12 May (serology antibody H1/H2 (Rapid solid phase immuno-chromatography method) result negative.Shall i Consider me HIV negative Person?

testing adequate?

Hello! I was tested at 6 weeks by my doctor (blood test) and I did an at home (Oraquick) test one year and two months later. Both were negative. I have had some quirky health issues in the meantime, and I just can't help but think of HIV possibility. What brought me to be tested was a short-lived relationship with a deceptive person who was had many sex partners. We had sex six times, most was protected. However, the condom slipped off once and once nothing was used.
Thank you for your guidance.

89 day rapid test

my test was negative is this rapid test conculsive

Initial HIV testing

HI i had anal gay sex in USA10 days back and i was the recipient. we did use a condom but after a minute (before ejaculation ) I had to answer a call and when i came i noticed my partner was not wearing a condom to which he replied he took it off when i went to answer the call now its stuck in my mind that he tricked me into condom-less sex. I don't know his HIV status. I am super stressed. After 7 days of exposure, except for minor flu (no fever or headache) I don't have any other symptoms defined in various websites. Please can someone advise me If I should take a test now or wait for 3 months . If yes then which test should i take? I am from Pakistan and there are not much options or consulting clinics here.

4generation chemiluminescence lab test for vih 1 & 2 antigen p24 help

hi, I need help. 9 weeks ago I had a relationship risk on bleeding during sex. At 63 days (9 weeks) I do an HIV test 1 & 2 (antibody and p24antigen) by chemiluminescence fourth generation by extraction of blood of my vein. It is my result conclusive? This is better than a elisa or is the same?

My doctor said I was fine but I'm still really scared 7 months after testing negative.


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.

Are my negative test results conclusive?

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend for many months starting in november of 2015 which is where we lost our virginities to eachother (we are each others only partners; we both havent had sex with anyone else). during Mid march I became sick and looked up my symptoms and they matched up to the symptoms of HIV. I took both and oral swab test as well as a blood rapid test during the month of april both came out to be negative... are those tests conclusive or should i take another one? they were both taken around the 5 month mark but im still not sure if it was too early to tell. also if those symptoms were infact HIV symptoms then shouldn't my tests have come out positive? I am currently very anxious about all of this and I want to know if I should still be this apprehensive about it or should I just calm down and relax? thank you

test results


my question is that i got tested hiv negative 3 times.

1) on day 27 hiv 4th gen.
2) on day 52 hiv 4th gen.
3) on day 84 hiv 4th gen.

after a high risk exposure. i am just concerned about my medication because i am taking methotraxate for last 10 yrs for my poroisis skin problem.

i have each and every symptom day by day due to anxiety and some are for real.

my question is that can i considered my test conclusive or i need another testing?
can methotraxate delay hiv antibody?

Possible HIV exposure???

Hello there,

The reason for me asking this question is because, as the title suggests, I may have been exposed to HIV. Because of this I am really stressing out about the possibility of having contracted HIV. So as you would assume,I have some questions that if you could answer would really help me out. First off, let me give some details. The act itself was only oral sex (I am a guy and so was the other person),both giving and recieving on my part. No condom was used while performing oral sex. I ejaculated in the other persons mouth as he did in mine. I did not swollaow. I also Rinsed my mouth after with water.

After about 2-3 days I started to get some irritated tonsils. They did not hurt, but felt irritated. It didn't go away so I went to the doctors and explained everything. The doctor told me to get a test done, which I did. On day 9 after possible exposure I started to feel a little woozy, and on day 10. I even through up a little. I am not sure if this was a symptom or just my nerves. On day 10 I got an HIV test done (4th generation ECLIA), it came out negative. I had another one done on the 21st day after possible exposure. It also came out negative. I have had regular check ups with my doctor during this time.

Also worth mentioning are the symptoms I have experienced during this time. It has been six weeks after my possible exposure (April 11th,2016= day of the sexual act- May 22nd,2016= Todays date or the date that I am writing this question).

~ 2-3 days after possible exposure I experienced swollen and irritated tonsils. Now only my right tonsil appears to be swollen or atleast more so than the left. But they have begun to hurt now especially after drinking liquids.
~ Tonsilar pillars swollen or darker red (even to this day)
~ Off taste in my mouth. I cant quite put my finger on it
~ 11 days after possible exposure I developed a cough. Sometimes it was dry, others I produced phlem. It last about 10-14 days.
~ I have felt certain disorientation and dizziness throughout this time.
~ Slightly elevated temperature first 2 weeks, nothing I would consider a fever.
~ Yellow patch or tinge in the middle of my tongue. Also the back of my tongue is white. It looks as if there is a white layer over it. It is not like when someone is really thirsty, almost kind of fuzzy.
~ Kind of Stiff and sore neck.
~ Hard Palate is an off white colour,while the soft palate is has a sort of yellowis-white colour
~ Canker sores after 2 weeks of possible exposure. They seem to be on and off.They appear under the tongue,sides of cheeks, a couple behind bottom lip and top lip.
~ Hard palate a little bit sore
~ Sides of tongue are sore
~ Only once I have experienced a sort of night sweat. It was about 3 weeks after possible exposure.
~ Slightly runny nose starting about 2 weeks after
~ Certain naussea,dizziness or disorientation.
~ Mornings and evenings I have a hoarse voice. During the day no problem whatsoever.

So far I have not experienced any rash. No swollen lymp nodes as said by my doctor (apart from tonsils). Only minor headaches. No extreme night sweats or any at all for that matter apart from the one incident I stated above. It is autumn-winter here where I am at now.

So my questions are:

1) How accurate are the results I have gotten back?
2) I plan on getting another test done this week,so that would be a little after 6 weeks. If it comes out negative,would this one be considered conclusive assuming that it was done by a 4th gen ECLIA test?
3) Deep throat was done during the sexual act. Could this have caused irritation to my tonsils?
4) What are the chances of me contracting HIV through oral sex? At the time I had no oral lesions or any that I was aware of. Does this affect the probability of me contracting HIV through oral sex?
5) I have been stressed out lately. Could stress/anxiety have caused any of the symptoms I stated above?

. I know that I made a mistake by not using a condom. I just hope that nothing too serious occurs because o my stupidity. If you could answer these questions and/or give any additional info, It would be much much appreciated.


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