first sorry for my poor english and i really thank you for your support and your site.
i am from iran and i had a protected vaginal sex and unprotected anal sex and with a sex worker in thailand 7 month ago!
and this is my results test:
1 month after:hiv ab/ag = negative
4 month after:hiv ab/ag=negative
7month after in another lab:hiv ab:negative
i have some question.
1-also i have some symptoms that i have not before like super dry mouth and mouth ulcer with no pain and white and burning tongue that symptomps be for hiv ?!
2-i always use supplements like amino,whey protein,vitamins and minerals and omega 3, can this supplements effected on my hiv tests!?
3-if i infected with other std's like hepatit or.. can cause that my body could not produce antibody aftr 7 month!?
4-need i retest again after 1 year?
please help me i am in very bad situation!
thanks a lot.
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about HIV acquisition from protected vaginal and unprotected anal sex, HIV testing and appearance of some new symptoms. From the information given, this scenario of having unprotected anal intercourse is of High risk **(Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission)
If you are continuously engaging in high risk activity there are biomedical approaches such as (PrEP ) Pre-exposure prophylaxis and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) that help lower your risk of acquiring HIV.
HIV TESTING: Since your HIV Lab Antibody test and Antigen/antibody tests which detect both HIV antibodies and HIV antigens (a part of the virus) in blood were negative. The accuracy of your status can be determined if you have not been engaged in a high risk activity; by conducting HIV tests.
HIV symptoms mirror other viral infections or can be due or explained by other things, therefore testing is the only way to know.
Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test and further information.
Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)