Hi and thankyou for doing such a great work by providing guidance to people like us who are full of anxiety. I have few question to clear my doubt. 1- Is HIV ab/ag test after 40 days will be considered conclusive by CMIA method in India from a reputed lab, dr lal path labs. 2- Is CMIA method 4th generation test or 3rd generation. 3- My result was antibody - non reactive and antigen index value was 0.44, how would you read this . 4- I had insertive fellatio for 20-25 seconds by a CSW in India, will this be considered safe. This was 40 days prior to test. Do I need to retest. , I will be thankful for your guidance.
Hi, on last year november and this year march(cant remember) i went to the massage parlour and all were unprotective blowjob and sucking her breast(which i cant remember if she was lactating). So i did several test which include hiv combo test on june and pcr rna rest also on june and the test was negative. So on the first july i did a antibody test(hiv ag ab) and also negative. So i did 3 test on june and july which was negative. Is it conclusive? Or should i redo the test? I just found your website. My friend said 3 month is conclusive. Sorry for my bad english. Thank you for replying
Hi what is my risk from
2 masturbation when other person ejaculated on my penis
3 receiving oral sex, I didn't ejaculate.
Hello I am Michael.i was with a known girl 3 days before and we got physical.i do not know about her past sex life but she has had more than 2 sex partners.the activities we did were-
1. smooching (kissing),i had a small cut inside my lower lip.we kissed for like 20 min.
2. fingering her vagina for like 15 min.i had a small cut on the side of my thumb nail but no blood was coming out.
WE DID NOT HAVE SEX OR ANY TYPE OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.NO ANAL SEX,NO ORAL SEX AND NO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE.
PLEASE help me because i m going mad thinking about this that has the virus entered my body. It has been only three days, are there any tests that can be done in a span of three days or within a month ?? If yes then please tell me the name of the tests.
It would be really kind a few to give me advice as soon as possible. Should I worry or not ? Please help. Thank you very much.
It has been 18 days now when I received oral sex (unprotected) in one of the massage parlours in East Africa. I am not sure if the lady had bleeding gums, sores, etc. in her mouth.
A day later (within 30 hours of exposure), I started PEP medication (Lamivudine 300 mg and Tenofovir 300 mg) for a course of 28 days with the doctor's consultation. I am still continuing the medication. Also, I got the HIV DNA PCR test done within 30 hrs of exposure and one after 2 weeks of exposure - both of which came negative.
I am still worried about my status.
1. Could I rely on the HIV DNA PCR test which was negative 2 weeks of post exposure?
2. Could the result have been negative since I am on PEP for 28 days and then turn positive once I stop the PEP after 28 days?
3. Also, I see some red spots (painless and non-itchy) on my right thigh. Is this something I should worry about?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Last two days I got a oral sex with a unknown female sex worker. She gave me BJ but we didn't make any intercourse. So I have read receiving oral sex is low risk but I'm still worry. And one more thing is, while she gave me oral sex, I touch and squeeze her breast and nipples. The problem is my hands are currently now very dry skin and some small cuts due to dryness. I also touch her butt and thigh but I didn't make any fingered to anywhere. I'm worry that small cuts from my hands can transmit hiv from her body by touching? And now is two days from exposure but I really want to test duo test although I have read it's recommend days are 28. But two-three days duo test can how much accurate in percentage? At least, I want to make a test for peace of mind. Thanks an regards.
just wanted to know if insertive felatio for 10-15 seconds with a street worker in India will have any sort of risk.
Does it require any test.
thankyou so much in advance
I wanted to give a brief update and quick question. Few weeks ago I posted that in the past year I had seen 6-7 sex workers and received unprotected oral sex. In my anxiety, I began to feel symptoms that I read online (ie. oral thrush, dry mouth, fever, etc..). This obviously scared me to the point of getting myself tested to finally alleviate my anxiety.
After a week of excruciating anxiety and waiting for the results, I made it a point to visit the doctor to verify the findings. It was indeed negative and I feel relief that I could live normally again.
I do have one other question about my exposure. As mentioned I had 6-7 encounters of oral sex without a condom. The last two encounters were exactly 1 month before I had the test done.
In your expert opinion, do I need to get re-tested again after 2 months to make it 100% sure? Or are my recent test results conclusive?
Thank you for everything your organization does to make us feel at ease and to educate the public.
I was crossing the street, when a bicycle suddenly came non-stop and collided to me.
Unfortunately, we were both bleeding quite heavily, and we both had open wounds (because of injury as a result from the crash) I am very concerned now because I am sure that there was blood-blood contact, and I do not even know about the person's HIV status. Should I go to VGH and do you think a PEP would be necessary?
Approximately ten days ago I had a sexual encounter. He had briefly performed oral (unprotected) sex and had inserted his fingers into my vagina and anus without the use of latex gloves. This is all that was done and there was no sex that followed. I was just curious if it would be necessary to have an hiv test done due to this particular incident?