Anonymous
Hi I had sex with a girl. I had deep kissing.
she bite on my belly. Skin broken.
I had six weeks elisa test non reactivate.
now its about 11 weeks I have a long dry chough from 3-4 weeks, body pain, Rashes on my hand and leg. please suggest.
how long will I live if I get HIV. At how many possible years worst situation may started occurring.
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of information.

HIV transmission requires all of the following:

1. Body fluids containing high levels of HIV, e.g. blood, semen, and vaginal/rectal secretions,

2. A high-risk activity, e.g. unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or the sharing of needles, and

3. Direct access of HIV-containing fluids into the bloodstream, e.g. through the vagina, anus, mucus membranes, or points of needle injection.

4. A controlled environment, which means no exposure to the air. Activities like unprotected sex or the sharing of needles are high risk activities since they don't involve any exposure to the air, while activities like mutual masturbation or frottage are negligible to no-risk activities since they involve full exposure to the air.

None of the activities you described are considered risky. If you used a condom during intercourse, that would be a low risk activity. So this fact will hopefully help with your concerns.

As far as your symptoms go, there are no clinical symptoms associated with HIV. This means that no consistent physical symptoms have been observed among people with HIV. With that being said, some infected individuals do experience a strong flu-like illness 2-3 weeks post exposure, and this last for about 8-10 days. However, some infected individuals experience no symptoms at all. The best way to know your status is to get tested.

As per testing, based on the World Health Organization's guidelines for testing, HIV tests are all conclusive at 3 months post possible exposure. Your tests falls short from that, but ELISA Test detects 95% of infections at 4-6 weeks post exposure. Your test results are very unlikely to change if you were to get retested.

I am not sure what you mean in your last question, but you are able to conclusively know your HIV status at 3 months post possible exposure.

Hopefully this helped with your concerns and perhaps some of the anxiety you've been having regarding this.

Feel free to reach out to a public health professional in your area for further questions or concerns.

In health,

Moe- AIDS Vancouver Helpline

Monday- Thursday 10am-4pm; Friday 10am-3pm. Phone: 604 253 0566 ext 299
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