Anonymous
Dear on 9th April I had a unprotect sex with a girl. But after 16th days latter I don't have any symptoms of HIV (ARS). I tested for antibodies on 18th April but result was nacetive till. Kindly tell me have I in a high risk??? Sex worker told me that she don't have HIV at that time.
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Anonymous
Hi there, thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline

It sounds like you are distressed about having acquired HIV. You have taken the right steps for getting early tests done.

Having unprotected sex is a high risk activity for acquiring HIV. You mentioned you took a test for antibody detection 10 days after exposure. We believe that might be too early for detection of antibodies. According to the World Health Organization, at AIDS Vancouver we consider an antibodies test to be most accurate at 3 months after exposure.
Symptoms are not a definitive indicator that someone has been infected with HIV. Some people may get symptoms of the flu and others might not get any symptoms. We suggest you partner up with your doctor for more information about symptoms of HIV. Also ask your doctor for suggestions on which HIV tests to take.

I hope we were some help to ease your discomfort. If you are living in Vancouver please feel free to call our AIDS Vancouver Helpline. Also visit our website for information like specific tests.

If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to give us or contact the helpline Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (PST) 604-253-0566 ext. 299 Private and confidential

Jasmine (Volunteer)
AIDS Vancouver



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