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Offline tico14

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questions on tests please
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:42:41 PM »
hi thanks for being here. over 3 months ago had unprotected risky sex. at 10 weeks to oral swab test was negative. at 3 months again took oral swab again negative. symptoms are scary but seem to be more like hep things nausea, fatigue, diareha off and on, also had really hot cheeks, and possible yellow skin under eyes, and constant grumbling in stomach. got md to test for hep should know in a few days. question should i worry about hiv still....or are my oral test enough thanks

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 10:46:00 PM »
Your oral swab test results are conclusive. You are HIV negative. You should continue work with your doctor to determine what is really making you feel so ill.

I hope your hepatitis test results are negative. Please be aware that we are an HIV specific forum and are not able to answer questions regarding viral hepatitis concerns.

MtD

Offline tico14

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 11:16:33 PM »
thanks for your response. was worried about late response because of possible hep infection. thanks

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 11:28:04 PM »
thanks for your response. was worried about late response because of possible hep infection. thanks

That's ok. The hepatitis issues will not affect the validity of your HIV test results.

MtD

Offline tico14

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exposure and ARS and questions please
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 06:17:22 PM »
hi screwed up and worried. had a brief anal unprotected encounter, as soon as realized this was what was happening, pulled out. cannot point to exacts but I have to say less than 15 sec. within 48 hours of that time, have had stomach and bowel issues and a sore throat plus fatigue. did not know about pep and missed window. since then went to md and was tested for strep not positive, culture being sent to see if its bacteria or viral. needless to say really worried. how long to wait before testing and how long after infection do symptoms occur ? have no clue on status of other person.  thanks for your help

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Re: exposure and ARS and questions please
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 06:38:00 PM »
Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.

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Offline tico14

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Re: exposure and ARS and questions please
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 08:48:04 PM »
Rod, hi i apologize if I have offended you but I can assure that I have not posted on here in several months. this is the very first time I have asked this question I really appreciate your help and answers. I am worried and thanks for your help

Offline RapidRod

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Re: exposure and ARS and questions please
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 09:01:16 PM »
Take the time and read the Welcome thread at the top of the page and read the posting guidelines.

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 11:19:13 PM »
I've merged your threads here. In the future please follow our rule and keep any entries you may make only in this same thread.

You have reliably tested negative at 3 months for HIV. You ARE HIV negative. Whatever is causing your symptoms has nothing to do with HIV.

Discuss the problem with your doctor.

And avoid risk in the future by making sure the insertive partner is always without exceptions wearing a condom everytime for intercourse.

Just to repeat, you don't have to worry about HIV.
Andy Velez

Offline tico14

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 11:34:31 AM »
ok all yes I did test neg previously, but sadly this was new exposure or i would not have reposted. again I am sorry. its been a week since the exposure and symptoms are worse..should I test now or wait ? thanks

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2012, 12:17:32 PM »
Tico,

You didn't need PEP over this situation, so stop worrying about not taking PEP.

Your risk in this case is exceedingly small. As the insertive partner you were at a lower risk anyway and add to that how brief the incident was, you are highly unlikely to end up positive over it.

Your symptoms have nothing to do with hiv seroconversion. Symptoms, if they happen at all, happen between two and four weeks later, not two days.

Neither symptoms nor the lack of symptoms will ever tell you a single thing about your hiv status anyway. ONLY testing at the appropriate time will.

While your risk was very small, you should still test to accurately know your hiv status. The earliest you should test is at six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this time, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

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.

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

I fully expect you to test hiv negative over this brief incident and so should you. Test to make certain.

Ann




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Offline tico14

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 12:50:01 PM »
Ann, thank you. I will wait for the 6 week time frame to get tested and pray for the best results. again I apologize to all for not following posting rules. I will be more careful next time on posting and all other matters related to this topic. Its been a week and symptoms are worse. I read what you said and will try to keep in mind that illness does not typically occur within 48 hours of exposure. thanks I will respond when I have been tested. thanks

Offline tico14

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 06:51:33 PM »
all, thanks for being here, after not feeling well again for a couple of weeks with odd symptoms.... today, I went and took quick test, it has only been 25 days since possible exposure, and realize this is not conclusive, but to be truthful just could not sit back any longer. test was negative. i will of course test again. thanks to all

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Re: questions on tests please
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 09:00:26 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. So your negative at 25 days taken into consideration with your low level risk does have some affirmative value.

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

 


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