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Offline assad100

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Please help
« on: April 26, 2009, 08:26:46 PM »
I was in Thailand 20 days ago, I had sex with a sex worker and unfortunately condom failed, not sure when.
I tested negative 14 days and 20 days after exposure.
How accurate is the result in 20 days?
Should I get tested again?
How accurate is 4 weeks test result.
Whit is my risk of infection.
I am male and the sex worker was female.
Can I have sex with my regular partner?
I am very worried please help
Thanks
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 10:21:21 PM by assad100 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Please help
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 08:49:29 PM »
3 months post exposure is when you can obtain your conclusive negative test result.

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 08:55:06 PM »
Dose this mean 20 days test has not reduced my chance of infection?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Please help
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 09:03:27 PM »
Shows that you haven't been infected before. Now you just need your conclusive test result.

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 09:34:01 PM »
Thanks for ur reply, can u please tell me what is my chance of being infected, I'm very worried.
Thx

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Re: Please help
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:10:05 AM »
assad,

You have had a risk, but it is very much on the lower end of the scale. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man. I've yet to see the insertive partner (that's you) end up positive over a condom break and I don't expect you to be the first.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. Where there has been a risk, a six week negative MUST be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

I seriously do not expect YOUR negative results to change. Stop testing until you get to the six week point and collect what I fully expect to be another negative result, then put it out of your mind until you confirm at three months.

Please read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line. A correctly used condom RARELY breaks - so get reading and learn how to avoid breakage in future.

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Re: Please help
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 09:54:12 PM »
assad,

You have had a risk, but it is very much on the lower end of the scale. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man. I've yet to see the insertive partner (that's you) end up positive over a condom break and I don't expect you to be the first.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. Where there has been a risk, a six week negative MUST be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

I seriously do not expect YOUR negative results to change. Stop testing until you get to the six week point and collect what I fully expect to be another negative result, then put it out of your mind until you confirm at three months.

Please read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line. A correctly used condom RARELY breaks - so get reading and learn how to avoid breakage in future.

Ann
 
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 10:04:01 PM by assad100 »

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 10:14:30 PM »
Ann
Thanks for your reply, you actually reduced mt anxiety. One more quietion would you have unprotected sex with with your regular partner if you were in my shoes?
Thanks,
Assad

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Re: Please help
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 04:32:35 AM »
I'm not in your shoes and NO I would not have unprotected anal sex with my partner, nor would I have unprotected vaginal sex. I'm HIV positive. You don't have unprotected sex unless you have both tested together and are in a monogamous relationship.

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 06:31:59 AM »
Assad,

No, if I were you I would not have unprotected intercourse with my regular partner. You need a conclusive three month negative before you do that.

And IMPORTANTLY, you never mentioned testing for the other, more easily transmitted STIs. You need to also test for them as you are MUCH more likely to have picked up something like chlamydia from your broken condom experience. Are you aware that up to 50% of men have NO SYMPTOMS when infected with chlamydia? Go get yourself a COMPLETE sexual health screen and do it soon. Most STIs can be tested for ten days to two weeks following an encounter.

I really don't expect you to end up hiv positive over this incident, but the other STIs are another matter entirely.

Ann
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Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 10:54:50 PM »
Thanks
I am still worried, I tested for HIV in 25 days, Neg what is my chance of  being infected now?

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Re: Please help
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2009, 09:13:53 AM »
Any negative result is a happy thing. The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Your risk was relatively low as the condom protected you until it failed during that one time. It's also harder to transmit HIV from female to male than the other way around.

So the odds are in your favor that you will continue to test negative. You have to accept living with some uncertainty until you can get a definitive result at 13 weeks. You can if you wish test at 6 weeks. A negative result at that point is an indication that you will almost certainly continue to test negative. And as Ann advised, you do need to continue to use condoms for intercourse until that final result.

Meantime you will find the waiting will pass much more easily if you get busy with other things in your life.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2009, 03:20:38 PM »
Thanks for your support, I just tested negative after 46 days (6 weeks +) I have heard 98 % of hiv infection can be detected within  6 weeks + , is this right? and if not how promissing is 46 days test?
Thanks
« Last Edit: May 24, 2009, 03:28:47 PM by assad100 »

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Re: Please help
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2009, 04:02:18 PM »
You can obtain your conclusive test result in 6-7 weeks.

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2009, 04:08:36 PM »
My test was negative after 46 days do you mean it is conclusive, you always recommend 12 weeks.
thx

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Re: Please help
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2009, 04:13:19 PM »
No your test isn't conclusive in 6-7 MORE weeks you can obtain your conclusive test result. You were given this information above.

Offline assad100

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Re: Please help
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2009, 04:22:38 PM »
Rod
How promissing is 46 days test.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Please help
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2009, 04:24:40 PM »
I don't guess when it comes to HIV.

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Re: Please help
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2009, 05:47:30 PM »
You don't seem to be really taking in what is said to you. Re-read what I said above about testing negative at 6 weeks.
Andy Velez

 


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