Anonymous
Last week of November 2014 i received oral sex then i was worried if i got infected ,i shave my genitals and i worried because if theres a blood in her saliva or a bleeding gums, then i got tested may 18 2015 they usinnb SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0 and the result is negative should I be worried?

Should i re tested again?
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Anonymous
Hi there, thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline forum,

It sounds like you are distressed about your test results being inaccurate. It is really good to know that you took the step and got yourself tested.

I just wanted to give you some information on the activity. Receiving oral sex has a negligible risk. This means that there has never any reports of transmission from this activity.
In addition shaving usually produces superficial cuts, that are not severe enough to allow direct access to the bloodstream for HIV. Thirdly, saliva has an enzyme that inhibits HIV, and no longer makes it transmissible.

I would also like to let you know that there are only four situations where your test results would be inaccurate. These four situations are:
1. If you are on treatment for Hep C
2. If you are on treatment for cancer (chemotherapy)
3. If you are on P.E.P. treatment for HIV.
4. If you have been diagnosed with other immunodeficiency diseases

So from what you have told me, you had taken a rapid test (SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0). This test can detect upto 95% of infections within 4-6 weeks. So as long as you did not have any possible exposure after November 2014, you can consider the May 18 2015 test to be conclusive. If you think you did have an exposure after November, I do suggest getting re-tested after three months exposure for most conclusive results.

If you are still worried I suggest partnering up with your doctor to talk to them about your results. Also, feel free to visit our website on additional information about HIV testing and transmission.

I really hope I was able to bring some comfort to you.

Jasmine (Volunteer)

AIDS VAncouver Helpline/Online

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