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Dirty needle exposure!

Hi,

I was injected with a dirty needle, ( was deceived about this too, had a very sick individual in my apt, unfortunately)10 weeks ago, I’ve developed candidiasis, and burning sensations in my arms.

However I have had 4th gen lab tests at 13,22,28,35,40,44 &56 days, all non reactive.

What gives? The ID specialist thinks I would have had a poz test by now if i was infected.

Thanks!

I am scared to have infected my ex-girlfriend

I have had unprotected sex with someone I now believe to be HIV-positive and the day after I had unprotected sex with an ex-girlfriend. I tested myself the day after I had sex with my ex-girlfriend and the test has shown up negative. I do know it can take a long time for HIV to show up on a test. But I need to know: Is there a possibility I infected my ex-girlfriend with HIV even though I tested negative the day after?

HIV Risk/Test Accuracy

I'll keep this as brief as possible. I'd love to get an answer because I am feeling pretty anxious. I'd first like to thank you all for the amazing work you do.

Here are my questions. I had unprotected sex with another male (I was the insertive partner) two-and-a-half years ago. I got a rapid blood test performed at 4 weeks. The test was 3rd generation, I believe. The result was negative. I followed up at 74 days (10 weeks and 3 days post-exposure) and received another negative. The results came back within a matter of minutes (is this normal?). Shortly after this, the local testing clinic in my area stopped providing the tests because the nurse who administered them retired. I was supposed to go for my final test at week 12/13 but never did, assuming my negative was a good sign. Was this a mistake?

Since that time, I've had protected sex with three individuals. I understand this is not a risk, but during the last encounter, the condom I was wearing rode up (but did not come completely off or break). Is this a risk? The encounter happened six months ago, and I was never tested. I'll be honest and say that what's prompting my anxiety is a recurring rash on my torso. I know symptom diagnosing is ridiculous, but anxiety isn't logical.

Could you please tell me 1) how reliable my 74-day results were and 2) if I had a risk with this other encounter? Thank you so much! Hope you all have a blessed day. :)

Routes of HIV transmission

I have heard that risks for HIV are only:
1) Having unprotected penetrative anal or vaginal sex
2) Sharing IV drug equipment with other IV drug users.

Does it mean that such situations as anal fingering with bleeding finger or accidentally getting someones drop of blood into the wound risk free?

HIV and pneumonia

I had unprotected sex twice in two days with same woman day two she complained about pain in her upper right chest area. She went to emergency room and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Is that a direct sign of HIVH

3 months has passed since first test

two weeks after having sex with someone whom I am not aware of her HIV status, I went to see a doctor and the test came negative, I am a very stressed, anxious (depressed) person, due to that, I couldnt stop thinking that maybe I had caught it, 94 days after the negative test, I took another, not only hiv but also other STD, and they all came negative.
However I still cant stop think that by somehow I still have it, I am really afraid of going back to any hospital. can I really stop being worried or there is something I have to do (no more tests please)
Thank you

unprotected sex with an escort (period blood present)

the details I recently booked a Romanian escort in the uk for unprotected sex. stupid I know. basically I penetrated her for around 10-15 seconds then pulled out as realised I was being an idiot when I pulled out there was blood on the head and shaft of my penis ( was obvious she was on her period) I immediately grabbed a wipe to get it off,
I realise this is a risk so I will test at 8 weeks anyway.

but I have read vaginal sex is 1/2000 exposures if they have hiv, I don't know her status she assured me she was clean but not sure on hiv rates of Romanians and if they understand testing and so on due to language barrier I couldn't explain what I meant,
I also read that hiv dies as soon as it comes in contact with air, so I was wondering is 10/15 seconds inside a vagina long enough to become infected as would the hiv in the blood or on my penis (if I missed any blood when wiping) would it of died as soon as I pulled out my penis?

I'm extremely worried about this and I guess I just want to know if this is extremely high risk, is it likely she had hiv going by statistics of escorts who offer this service from her country and is the fact it was extremely brief does this lower the risk at all

thank you in advance

hiv testing 123

After my risky explosure with CSW my HIV RNA PCR at 9 days not detected and 32 & 85 after HIV test wit CMIA method Non reactive i.e index value is 0.07 and 0.09 after 212 days my HIV 1 and 2 test with elisa method negitive i.e index value is 0.24, and hepatatis B and C negitive. my problem is enlarged lumph node 32 days after the exposed 1.5 cm length still existing. the lumph node related to any STD ? can i take which type STD test? my tests are rule out HIV?

needle prick on the street

Yesterday my ankle was pricked by a needle on the street - it didn't bleed. The emergency ward at St. Paul's gave me the 3 PEP medications to take for the first 5 days, telling me I'd feel sick and my liver and kidneys could be affected. I've got 2 hours to decide whether or not to take them (in the first 24 hours). Aids Vancouver would have helped with my decision, but they're closed today. I'm quite healthy and don't want to be sick for the next 5 days or ruin my liver or kidneys, but don't know what the chances are for HIV or how long it would take for it to manifest. I need help to make this decision.

HIV and Acyclovir

Hello!

i had unprotected vaginal sex 19 weeks ago. I did 4 HIV tests at 5,8,12 and 16 weeks after exposure. and also other STD's. All the tests were negative. AT week 15 i experience some swollen lymph nodes in my nek. the test at week 16 was negative so the docter said that it is nothing to worry about. But iets been 3 weeks later and they are still there.. i am a bit worried now.

Also i have read that acyclovir kan slow down the reproduction of the HIV virus.
i take this medication voor HSV-1. And i have taken this medication the first week after exposure because i had an outbreak. I took it one week, 2 pills a day. My test at 5 weeks was negative. Than one day before the 12 week test after exposure i get another outbreak and took also this medication.

my questions are: Can i definitely rule out HIV? and Does acyclovir effect a HIV test or the HIV virus because it is used in the HAART therapie?

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