Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 02, 2014, 12:58:20 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 640732
  • Total Topics: 48671
  • Online Today: 200
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 146
Total: 149

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Help to asses my situation  (Read 1753 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline eros1969

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Help to asses my situation
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:17:08 PM »
This is a great forum and I am enjoying to read Ann, Andy and other moderators and happy to see RapidRod is firm in his assessments as he does in other forum as well.

I know your possible answer to my questions but being father of 2 kids and a married man, I still need some more advice which help me to accept my situation gradually. Obviously, I do not want to infect my wife.

I am a hetero, circumcised, healthy and have healthy gums. In May 9, 2009, I had a sexual adventure with a clean professional lady. We had protected vaginal sex, I had given her a very short lick on clits and I get long UNPROTECTED oral sex from her. The day after I became had lots concerns that I might caught a virus. I had following tests.

- At 4 weeks Elisa test for all STDs including Hiv - negative
- At 6 weeks Elisa test- negative
- At 45 days Abbott ASXYM Combo Ab and Ag -negative
- At 59 days Abbott ASXYM Combo Ab and Ag- negative

I wanted to make further test at 3 months, however, the doctor I see is one of top HIV scientist and specialist, he told me go and get physocological help, and adviced that statistically my risk was extremely low to zero and event if I had a extremely risky encounter, Hiv combo tests at two weeks interval at 6 weeks would 100% caught it.

I just want to you guys to asses my situation as well since you are very experienced and I believe some of you are fighting with this virus, and your opinion will be highly valuable and appreciated. By habit I do donation to all website I pose questons and I could not figure out how to do here. Please guide me how to make a donation here.

My respect and regards all of you


Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 10:27:31 PM »
UK Guidelines is 3 months post exposure even with the use of a DUO test.

http://www.bhiva.org/files/file1031097.pdf

The need for a repeat HIV test if still within the window period after a specific exposure should be
discussed. Although fourth generation tests shorten the time from exposure to seroconversion a repeat test at three months is still recommended to definitively exclude HIV infection.

Offline eros1969

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 10:47:52 PM »
To: RapidRod

I have difficulty to understand UK guidelines which clealry says 4ht genaration assays tests reduce windows perdiod to a month and clearly says these asssays shorten windwos period a week to two weeks earleir then 3rd generation assays, however, suggests concluisve tests period for high risks behavoiur to be determined by specialists/doctors. I did Combo tests in France, CDA of france (Haute Authorite Sante) sugests 6 weeks concluisve and furhtermore, logic says if concluisve period for 3rd genration tests is 3 months then 4ht generation should have shorter windows period. I guess issues the producers of tests do not pronounce 4 or 6 weeks is concluisve unless see extensive data in long period of time...

My question is given my situation, do I need further tests or not..?


Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 10:50:16 PM »
3 months...

Offline eros1969

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 10:53:02 PM »
To: RapidRod

You have been advocating that oral does not cary any HIV risks. I did protected vaginal sex and UNPROTCTED oral sex..

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 10:57:18 PM »
I'm sorry for not reading your thread correctly. Then you know the answers you didn't have a risk and didn't need testing.

Offline eros1969

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 11:30:59 PM »
To:RapidRod

By curiosity I have just tried to read UK HIV testing guideline, english my 4th language and I may have missed it. It did not find any specific comments to refer testing at 3rd month rahther there is a bellow paragraph

"Although with fourth generation tests infection can be detected much earlier than previously
(see section on primary screening assays), in very recent infection – when patients may be most
symptomatic – the test may be negative. In this scenario, if PHI is suspected, either urgent referral to
specialist services (GU clinic or HIV service) or a repeat test in seven days is recommended. HIV viral load
testing can be used in this clinical setting, but it is recommended that this is only performed with specialist input."

Would you please kindly tell me page number refers 3 months.


Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 11:42:33 PM »
  Post-test discussion for individuals who test HIV negative  Page 11

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Help to asses my situation
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 07:48:16 AM »
Eros,

The bottom line here is that you did NOT have a risk for hiv infection. Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Not one person has ever been infected this way and you won't be the first.  Licking a clit is also not a risk for hiv infection.

You did the right thing and use a condom for intercourse. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection.

You do not need further testing. You do not have hiv.

I agree with the hiv specialist you spoke to. If you cannot let this go and accept the fact that you had no risk, and accept the fact that you do not have hiv, then it's time to seek psychological help. We cannot help you with that here.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.