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Hello, my name is kabir from india . 2 months from now on 24 may 2016 i took a drug with insulin injection but i am not sure about the injection as it was used (Shared) earlier or not. i know i had made a mistake and i am worried about having HIV. i got tested two times now :
Tri Dot Test
5 week - Negative
8 Week - Negative
also no symptom was there in these two months but now i got a mouth ulcer and Worried about having HIV. is this a symptom of hiv.....please help..
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information.

From what I understand, it sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission after you could have possibly injected yourself with a used or shared syringe needle.

Injecting with shared needles is a High Risk activity. This means that it presents a potential for HIV transmission because it does involve an exchange of body fluids. In addition, a significant number of scientific studies have repeatedly associated the activities with HIV infection. There have been a lot of confirmed reports of infection in this way.


95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks post exposure. You say you have taken 2 HIV tests. One at 5 weeks and one at 8 weeks. Both tests came back negative around a time when 95% of infections are detectable. This is very good!


All HIV tests are considered conclusive 3 months post exposure. For your own peace of mind, I would recommend that you have another test at 3 months. At that time, your results will be considered conclusive.


HIV presents itself differently in different people, therefore we cannot comment on the symptoms that you have been experiencing. HIV is not diagnosed based on symptoms. I would, however, recommend that you contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. Symptoms can be indicative of other viral infections.


I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:

  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • HIV Basics


  • Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

    Hilary


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