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Hi, I'm 24 years old & I got in touch with a random guy of my age group through internet on 25th April this year .on the same day I gave him a protected oral (he didn't cum) and then he gave me unprotected oral ( just a few licks ) & then we had a protected anal (I was the receptive partner & he didn't penetrate inside and I don't know whether he cummed or not) . though one can never know but it's unlikely that he could be having HIV as he did say that he never had any intercourse with a male but yes he did say that he had sex with girls before . I haven't have any symptoms till now ( though I know having or not having symptoms could be misleading) . On the 23rd May I got tested from a laboratory here in Delhi (India) & my test result was ''non reactive''. it was a (4th generation qualitative detection of HIV-1 p24 Antigen and antibody (IgG, IgM,IgA) to HIV-I and HIV-2 in Human serum/ plasma by enzyme Immunoassay based on Sandwich ELISA ) test. though when I talked to the doctor she said that 4th generation tests are 97% conclusive at 28 days but I do need to wait for 3 months after exposure for the conclusive result. I have only one doubt that condom might have got broken (though I didn't notice any such thing ) ,though right now odds are too low for me having an HIV. I wanted to know is it possible that i could be having HIV and should i move on with my life after 3 months or there will still be some chance of me having HIV despite of a non reactive test? I'm very tense & anxious since then & despite of all precautions I'm not able to have peace of mind. I've read that a false negative result has 3/1000 chance does this stat include the possibility of HIV not being detected because of complex immune system ? Please help me .
Regards
Simon.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you are concerned about contracting HIV after engaging in oral sex activity. We are glad to provide some information.

You are correct to note that at Aids Vancouver we do not use symptoms to determine the HIV infection of an individual. The only way to determine whether you have HIV is to get tested.

Giving oral sex is regarded as a Low Risk activity. This means that there have been a few confirmed reports of infection that are attributed to this activity. If you have suspicion that the condom broke then that would be regarded as unprotected sex which has a High Risk of HIV infection. Testing 12 weeks or three months after an exposure will give you conclusive results. At Aids Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. This means getting tested once or twice a year as this will give you peace of mind and provide a chance for early intervention when it is required.

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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