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I wasn't lying down, I placed the tube horizontally which you are meant to do after the 15min period. I did this after 1 min. It does say the test worked if control line appears which it did. I'm worried about one incident of protected sex with a stranger and oral(cunnilingus). I know the drill that these are both considered no risk and the stress of the incident has brought on tingles, hives, general malaise. I had a 2 exposures of unprotected vaginal sex last Christmas and xmas14 with people I know and can only assume that they are not hiv pos. Live in Northern Ireland which has low incidence of hiv but numbers are rising103 people tested pos last year
Hi, I'm assuming you took an at home test ?
If so I don't think it would matter if you were laying down.
What does matter is your risk, what was it ?
Question for any uk members or those that know how these work, foolishly and nervously missed out a supposedly crucial step of standing it upright for entire 15 mins, lay it down after 1min. Test seemed to perform as described in instructions otherwise with appearance of control line. Does this seem like a valid negative or is there a need for retest. Most people will say I didn't need tested anyway after protected sex and unprotected oral but very Paranoid about condom break or being an oral lottery winner
You Go Troy ...Great news
That year went fast !
« Last post by TriPolarTroy on Today at 08:38:46 AM »
Thanks so much bro :-)
« Last post by Inez151 on Today at 07:25:18 AM »
Dr velez a los tres meses me hicieron la carga viral y cd4 y los resultados fueron cd4 de 1144 y carga viral no detectado usted que me recomendaria ahora
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 05:05:44 AM »
Does not matter as that is simply not a risk, I mean it.
Test if you like for peace of mind but move on with your life and stop worrying about something that never was a concern in the first place.
Start using condoms correct and stop filling them with water and grow-up.
« Last post by JimDublin on Today at 05:02:55 AM »
1. If you had this amount of symptoms caused by HIV you would have tested positive already.
2. Depends on if its a rapid test or not, however any antibody test used will be conclusive at 13 weeks.
You can find testing locations here:
3. Tones basically the question is in reverse, look most people experience no symptoms whatsoever from HIV or only mild like symptoms that just seem like a bad cold or short flu, symptoms stat in one go and leave just as sudden.
Anyhow we do not discuss them here so please do not ask about symptoms.
You had no risk from what you posted and just have irrational fear, for peace of mind go ahead and test, you should be testing at least yearly anyway for both STI's and HIV.
« Last post by Arhan khan on Today at 04:47:48 AM »
Thanks you sir but my glans are contacted with her vaginal fluid and i don't have any open sore or cut on my glans but tip of penis covered with that condom and have you hear that anyone who inserts their penis into vagina tested positive after condom breakage......and Circumcised helps me in that exposure
When you come to Bangkok, bring any lab test results if you plan on getting prescription from a Thai Doctor. It might not be necessary, but no need to repeat the tests already done.
The Thai Red Cross option is easy. Another option is a Private Hospital. Teevir is the generic equivalent of Atripla. At about 1/3 the cost.
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