... Around August of last year I had unprotected sex with a girl I met in the Dominican Republic. About a week later I started developing flu like symtoms, I had a fever, diarrhea, a really bad head ache and a sore throat. I took a rapid HIV test a month later and it came back negative. ... (1 replies)
... Hello, I am highly anxious regarding HIV risk which is interfering with every day life, if it is ever brought up in conversation I feel sick with worry. I am an 18 year old girl from the UK. ... (6 replies)
... and a person with undetectable blood levels is not likely to pass it on. ... (6 replies)
... If so, your chlamydia could not possibly have put you at greater risk for HIV as it was NOT an active infection at the time. ... (22 replies)
... Thanks for the positive insight but I jus feel like I'm in that unlucky percentage. I understand you can't diagnose hiv based on symptoms. But do understand symptoms are what Dr's use to diagnose patients so it's kind of contradicting if you ask me. ... (2 replies)
... it being the cause of the symptoms you are seeing. HIV is NEVER diagnosed by symptoms. You had protected sex, so you had NO RISK of HIV. ... (2 replies)
... You had no risk from what you describe. Oral sex and protected sex are not HIV risks. ... (8 replies)
... Ok, well dont call the prison, that is complete paranoia and over kill about the situation. ... (13 replies)
... A test that tests for antigen and antibodys is a 4th generation test and its called a combo or duo, they are the most common although their are lesser common tests brand names. 2nd generation tests only test for antibodys. ... (12 replies)
... no matter what generation it was?
and thank you (5 replies)
... A 3 month test is final and conclusive to what ever risk that was, the facts are quiet clear you do not have HIV and you do not need to test again. ... (5 replies)
... my friend thinks he has hiv so i have been bugging him to get tested. he claims he went for test but i think hes just saying that. he went for test 4 weeks after possible exposure he tested negative but said the sexual health nurse didnt mention going back for a conlcusive test. ... (2 replies)
... do you think it can change in the next 3 weeks? ... (13 replies)
... Yes, it would really be extremely rare for it to change. Don't be afraid of the final conclusive test. ... (15 replies)
... but my test is 4 generation? ... (15 replies)
... There is very conflicting information on the internet. ... (10 replies)
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... so you're suggesting it's quite ok to just focus on my anxiety... and forget everything about HIV and that a conclusive 3 week post exposure negative is final? ... (69 replies)
... the 3 month mark is still being used because of
very rare extreme cases that might not show up before then.
alot of those cases will usually get whats called indetrminte results
and they will then repeat the test again until they get
a valid result.
you never had an exposure anyway
so whatever test you take will yield the same
result that you have.
move on and use... (9 replies)
... Well your first round of tests were negative. Your second lot are fully conclusive, your HIV negative - Fact :)
6 month testing is outdated unless your a long term IV drug user ( which you are not ) so overall, as you didnt have a risk ( only fictional ) you can be 100% sure you do NOT have HIV ;) (9 replies)