Anonymous
I had protected sex with a csw.

My CBC and LFT were normal 25 days after exposure. I also performed cunnilingus on the female.
They were significantly elevated 50 days after exposure. So I tested for HCV. It was positive. Subsequent viral load test was 4 millions for HCV.

I tested for HIV at 100 days after exposure with a 2nd generation test. It was negative.

Do I need to test for HIV again?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source for HIV/AIDS related information.

Having protected vaginal/anal sex with anyone does not pose a high risk of acquiring HIV. In fact, HIV acquisition is all about the activity you do but not whom you do it with. Commercial sex work is merely an occupation. People of that occupation often practice safe sex to protect themselves.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Liver Function Test (LFTs) results are not related to HIV. A CBC measures the concentration of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the blood, and does not detect the HIV-specific antibodies. Therefore, a HIV test is the only reliable indicator of a person's HIV status.

Have you been receiving treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) after diagnosis? If so, testing at 6 months (172 days post exposure) should be followed after a test at 3 months (or 86 days), though the result is unlikely to change.

I hope I have addressed your concerns. Please feel free to write us back at anytime for further information.

All the best,

Tina
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