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Author Topic: waiting for hiv results......risk to baby  (Read 652 times)

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waiting for hiv results......risk to baby
« on: March 24, 2015, 03:11:26 PM »
Hi, I am a male,  in my ninth week of waiting period, with a negative on sixth week. Meanwhile I really want to know how to handle my kid situation. She is eleven months old. Yesterday while she was playing with me, she put her hands on my pant to hold for support and then later,she put her hand in her mouth, actually thumb, which is her habit. I later realized my pants had a liquid mark, probably my precum, or some discharge which happens to me if I don't masturbate for some days before. Please tell me the risk of my child. The stain on my pants looked wet so it might have been less than minutes old. Should I take her to pep treatment? Please let me know. I know adults dont have any risk, but a child even with little virus on her hands might have a risk when she put in mouth?

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Re: waiting for hiv results......risk to baby
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 03:41:35 PM »
What was your risk ? please be specific .

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies. Once hiv finds itself outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. You need not worry about infecting your child in the manner you are concerned with .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 07:20:58 PM »
Thanks for the reply. My risk was unprotected vaginal with an unknown status woman. I had all flu like symptoms and night sweats for more than two weeks beginning at third week maybe.

So you are sure that my child has no risk? What if it was semen? And if it wasnt dried? I immediately went to restroom and cleaned my penis and it looked normal and not white in color. But I m still scared. How efficient is pep in children? Please let me know. I am very scared.

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Re: waiting for hiv results......risk to baby
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 07:54:21 PM »
WOW! Are you mixing things up or what . Take a breath, no kidding.

First of all, with a negative at 6 weeks after a single risky incident, you will almost certainly test conclusively negative at 3 months.

Your baby was not at risk and your pants or hands could have been covered in sperm and vaginal fluids and whatever still not have put the baby at risk. HIV is a fragile virus and is not passed in the ways you are worrying about.

It's your guilt and not HIV science that is driving your worries. Cut it out. Really.

I expect you to come out of this ok. 
Andy Velez

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 12:00:14 PM »
Thanks Andy. I just got my 3rd gen 7th week results as negative. I took it from stdtestexpress.com and they ordered it in quest diagnostics. They say it as conclusive and I can be extremely confident of my result.  But I developed a mouth sore today, at the end of tenth week.

Could you please tell me if I need additional testing.

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Re: waiting for hiv results......risk to baby
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 12:20:01 PM »
Your 7th week negative result is unlikely to change.  If you are still unsure, you can test at 12 weeks to confirm the results.

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:25:24 AM »
I have one more question. I had a minor surgery before the exposure....3 days before. Would that affect antibody production? I was given general anaesthesia and have a wound to be healed after surgery, which is still healing. Thanks.

P.s. I wasnt prescribed any medication though.

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Re: waiting for hiv results......risk to baby
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 09:42:11 AM »
Your surgery would not affect your HIV test .

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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:16:54 PM »
Thank you. Please don't mind me asking another question about symptom. I'm developing sores in and around mouth in this tenth..eleventh weeks, two weeks after all the fever symptoms subsided. Does anyone develop sores at this point of time?  Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 11:33:07 PM »
Your sores could be caused by many things and if they bother you, you should consult with your doctor.

Joe

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« Reply #10 on: Today at 12:34:36 AM »
Thank you Joe. Final question, has anyone here seen a seven week third generation giving a false result?

 


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