Please help me to clear my query. I had unprotected sex who HIV status is unknown. But, I suspect, she is HIV positive. My last exposure 8th December, 2015. I first tested WB testing on 12th April, 2016; the result was INDETERMINATE NEGATIVE (Bands present, but pattern does not meet criteria for POSITIVE). This put me in more worry. I then tested ELISA testing on 27th April, 2016; result was NEGATIVE.
What should I consider now? I am suffering from excessive flatulence and gassing. I get my nose block during bed time, at night. I have other unusual problems that I had never experienced and suffered in my life, earlier. Please help.
Last month i have sex with uzbekistan prostitute i am from india age 23, during intercource i realized that the condom was broken then i removed the condom and put a new one i dont know how much time my penis was exposed to her vagina (may be 5 seconds to 5 minutes) , after that with 3 hours i went to doctor he prescribe me Pep treatment within 5 hours i take first medicine of pep treatment , and 2 days ago i recently finish my cource of 1 month with no problem (physical or on rash or anything on penis) but today after almost more than 1 month after i see that behind the penis head there is one small red swollen rash like i am getting anxious that i have caught hiv please help me in this situation , after exposure my doctor recoment me some test including Std all come negative but i think or i am getting anxious that i might caught hiv and my life was ruin .
hello sir...i am from india..i did unprocted sex with a sex worker in 2011..after 2 years later i had donate blood in a hospital for my friends father illness..the blood bank screening report for hiv-1 & hiv-2 is negative..after 5 years i have not been any feel side effect of hiv..i am worried about one think that i heared that in a hospital could not be tested hiv accurately & hiv-0 could not be tested so i want to know from you ,further test will be required for finding accuracy status on hiv or not? thank u sir
Sorry for my english, I'm from Brazil and I really need help. I started to penetrate a guy without condom - I leasted about 30 seconds and I didn't completed the penetration after that, I use a condom to finished the sex. The guy is HIV positive and is under treatment and his viral load is undetectable. After the sex, I went to hospital and I started PEP about 2 hours after risk. After I finished the PEP treatment, 2 days after, I started to feel some symptoms of hiv acute infection - sore trhoat, low fever, enlarged lymph nodes, nausea. I started to teste to HIV: 28 days after exposure, 33 after the exposure and 50 days after exposure (20 days after I finished pep). Today, I'm in the 55th after exposure and still feeling the symptoms - the symptoms has been leasting for 28 days. My question is: my risk was very high? is it true that a positive person with undetectable viral load is unlikely to infect other peolple? Is my last test a good signal that I am not infected?
Hello, here is my case: I had sex with another man I met online. Before meeting we talked about our safe sex habits and we both said that we never practice unsafe sex (for what it’s worth this was very clear in his profile by the way). He brought condoms and lube the first time we met which is always a great sign. We met a second time a month or two later. Again before meeting he asked if I had condoms at home (again great). This second time unfortunately the condom broke towards the end (I check often to make sure it is fine), and I only noted when we were finished. I had an exposure of about 2/3 minutes at the most. I’m top only but uncircumcised.
I totally panicked even though I don’t honestly have any reason to think that my partner engages in risky behaviors as he seemed concerned about bringing and using condoms (but he is bottom only and accidents with condoms happen). He was also upset but he did not panic as much as I did which made me even scarier. We talked about the incident and he said that he got tested about 2 months before and that everything was fine and that he hadn’t been with anyone since (but who knows right?).
After he left I decided to go to A&E and get PEP. The doctor prescribed Truvada+Ralgetravir (all STD baseline tests were negative) and I took the first dose about 8 hours after the exposure. I took all doses exactly as prescribed – or so I thought - for the full 28 days. As it happens I had to visit relatives so I took medication for the 10 days I was with them and hid it in my bag (this was between days 6 and 16 of PEP). The morning pills were easy to take (2 pills) because nobody was home but the evening pill was harder so I sometimes kept it in my pocket and then went to the bathroom when it was time to take it. As it happens a few weeks later (after completing the course of PEP) when I returned to my family’s house I found a Ralgetravir pill in one of my jeans and I panicked. I could swear I didn’t miss any dose but now I’m not sure whether they gave me one extra pill of if I missed one. Anyway, I’m absolutely sure I took every other pill as prescribed (I’ve been really stressed and not sleeping well so I may have missed that one).
2 weeks after completing PEP (and 6 weeks after the exposure) I went back to the clinic and got an insti hiv1/hiv2 rapid test which was negative. I was quite happy with the outcome as I read that the test is very sensitive and detects both Igg and Igm antibodies and is now therefore considered a 3rd generation test which is useful in detecting early seroconversion. The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has a test comparison sheet where it says that the window period for the INSTI is 4-6 weeks. So here are my questions
1) would that 1 Ralgetravir pill I may have eventually missed lower the efficacy of PEP? I hear that some people take truvada only as PEP and I didn’t miss any of those. I also read that experts aim for a 95% adherence rate but I’m not sure whether that applies to PEP.
2) What can I take from this 6 week negative result? Have you ever seen a case where someone who took PEP and got this result would later seroconvert?
3) I’ve read a lot about delayed seroconversion after PEP. The revised CDC guidelines ask for testing up to 3 months post-exposure (not post-pep) and the revised UK guidelines ask for tests 4-6 weeks post PEP (which is basically the same). The experts at thebody.com say that delayed seroconversion is a myth. I have searched the academic journals and found reports of older cases (1990s) where the timing of testing was not always clear and a report of a monkey in an animal study. I also found an interesting report reviewing seroconversion cases among health care workers. Though not all cases were offered PEP there didn’t seem to be a noticeable difference in the time of confirmation of seroconversion between PEP and non-PEP takers. What is your view on this?
I’m still waiting to go back for my 12 week test. In the meantime, I managed to talk to my partner through the dating site to tell him that I got tested. He replied saying that the got tested too and was fine. I know I should probably be happy with this but I’m totally paranoid and that is only a modest comfort for me.
Many thanks for your help!
Hello, in drunk state I topped a guy that I know unprotected ( Insertive anal sex).
About a month after, my eyes turned yellow I got tested and came back positive for Hepatitis B. I freaked out and asked that guy to get tested he came back POSITIVE for BOTH HIV and Hepatitis B ( I know he injects drugs so I shouldn't be surprised). Now it is 15 weeks after exposure, I got tested for HIV and It came back negative? How conclusive is that? I read that Hepatitis can delay seroconversion, is this true? Also, if Hepatitis B and HIV are passed the same way, is it possible that I only contracted one of them from a guy that is coinfected with both? Why would that happen? Now I have to wait till six months mark and get tested again for Hepatitis B to make sure that I will not be chronic carrier, should I also get tested for HIV at the same time to be sure?
I had unprotected sex with a women last week. it lasted only for 10 seconds or less and removed my penis before ejaculation. that women seems fit and fine however i started to feel sweating and very light headaches since last day. is this a symptom of HIV?
I had unprotected vaginal sex with two girls which I met on dating site and in dance club white traveling in Thailand. It was very stupid. On both occassion it happened because I was drunk which I am regretting every day. After 2 weeks, my body started itching and I got 3 rashes due to itching on my inner thigh and 1 rash on my leg. These rashes disappeared after few days and new 3-4 rashes came on my back and on my right bisep which are going away. Rashes are coming and going away. Rashes are suddenly appearing beacuse of itching. For example, yesterday I felt very itchy on my buttock and then I scratched and got rash there. All the rashes are leaving dark spot after they are gone. Just to mention I have no other symptoms. Also, I would like to mention that I was stressed and facing lot of anxiety because of my unsafe sex. I am worried whether these are HIV rashes or some thing else like heat rash since its very hot wheather here. I would really thankful to all the help and guidance on this problem.
40 days ago I had vaginal sex with an escort and the condom broke. I have been a complete basket case worrying about this. I took an oraquick test today which came back negative. 21 days after this happened I ate a seafood dinner and got sick with diarrhea and ate nothing for a day and a half. I have been a complete wreck. Six days after the incident, I went to planned parenthood and was checked for STD's which were negative and they said it was too soon to check for HIV. Any thoughts, I am driving myself crazy. Today I woke with a slight sore throat and I almost can't function.
I had sex with a call girls. And at some point the condom broke and I ejaculated inside her. I am freaking out. I know am in possible exposure it's been 5 days. How long should I wait to get tested.