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Question: 

my ex boyfriend , i do not really know his status of hiv. he told me he was hiv negative and said he could show me the doc report but i never saw it cos i never asked him to give it to me . we stayed together for 3 months and all this time we had unprotected sex , only vaginal i am female ..after we broke up , my decision , i started to think about all his previous life . he told me he took drugs before , heroine . he also told me he used to have some girlfriends who were prostitutes . he told me that they always use condoms the girls but he never did with them cos they were his " girlfriends" a piece of sh.t man however . i tested 10 times with 4th generation tests and all the 10 times it came negative . last exposure was on 13/6/15 i tested negative on my last test 28/2/16 almost 9 months . i am still having stress about this , anxiety and i feel my lymph nodes hurting me but i know is due to stress . now what can i do ? i am hiv negative ok but i need some consuelors to talk to , to make me sure that i didnt got hiv with all the tests showing negative , i need my life back fear cant keep me here forever ,,,,,

Answer: 

Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Unprotected sex is indeed considered a high risk encounter, meaning that of the transfers that have been observed, most have occurred during activities such as these. To see the risk levels of various activities, we encourage you to check out our risk assessment page.

Here is a bit more information on the 4th generation test:

Test Name
Method
Window Period
Conditions
4th Generation EIA Blood test that looks for antibodies AND p24 protein antigens. Commonly referred to as the "combination," "combo" or "DUO" test. P24 protein is detectable immediately after infection but only for the first few weeks. The antibody (ab) test has a window period of 4-12 weeks post exposure. This test is widely available in North America. Most HIV specialists consider this test to be conclusive at 6 weeks but official HIV testing guidelines still recommend re-testing at 12 weeks for conclusive results. Conclusive at 3 months post exposure.

You'll see in the chart that this test is considered conclusive, meaning the results are taken as accurate, at least 3 months post exposure. Your test at 9 months is conclusive of your status. You are HIV negative and do not require further testing.

That said, as for the symptoms you are experiencing, we at AIDS Vancouver are not healthcare providers, so cannot comment on them. However, HIV infections are never diagnosed based on symptoms alone, simply because the symptoms of an HIV infection are quite common to many other common medical conditions. Testing is the only way to diagnose an HIV infection. If you're concerned about any symptoms you're experiencing, we'd encourage you to see a healthcare provider. If you are experiencing stress of anxiety that you feel you cannot deal with, we encourage you to see a healthcare provider in your area.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it helps you feel a bit better.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
helpline.aidsvancouver.org