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Author Topic: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!  (Read 2244 times)

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Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« on: March 07, 2011, 03:31:58 AM »
Hi, sorry for my bad English
I'm from Korea. I had unprotected sex
(vaginal) with a woman and i think she is H+. At about 6 week post exposure I came down with a high fever
for one week. At about 1 week before exposure and at about 6 week post exposure I've been on 30 mg/day of prednisone for one week. Do you think it 's HIGH DOSE prednisone and delay hiv window period ?
At 14+ Weeks I took a Rapid Test and Elisa test (murex ag/ab combination) negative. Is it Conclusive ? Do I need to test for 6 month ?

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011, 08:52:37 AM »
You can stop worrying. Your taking prednisone for a week would not have affected the accuracy of your test result at 14 weeks +.

You are HIV negative.

But learn from this incident and make sure that in the future you use a condom everytime for vaginal or anal intercourse. Then you will be well protected.

No further testing is necessary. 
Andy Velez

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 08:53:18 AM »
Poor,

You are conclusively hiv negative and the prednisone does not change that fact. You do not have hiv.

However, you need to learn from this situation.

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!

Ann
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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 11:13:35 AM »
Thanks you very much !
I was totally comfortable with my results but i was reading on the body.com and i read where Dr. Bob on the Body.com said that corticosteroids could delay the seroconversion. But i didnt know if he meant by taking it for a long periods of time or currently taking it while you tested or if you took it about a month before your test and then you stopped for a month and then you tested negative.
He says that taking prednisone (>20 mg) or having an autoimmune disease can alter or supress the antibody test.Would Dr. Bob mean if you are taking the medication for long periods of time or can a couple of weeks of taking the medication alter the test.
So then how long and how dosage would someone have to take corticosteroids for them to effect a test. 1 month, 2 months or what ?
Is cutting off prednisone 6 week before the test would cause reliable results ?
Please help !

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2011, 11:34:14 AM »
poor,

If you have questions about something Dr Bob said, you need to ask HIM for clarification.

Not taking prednisone six weeks prior to testing will not affect your results.

You were never likely to test positive over one incident of unprotected vaginal intercourse. Hiv is a difficult virus to transmit, and more so from a woman to a man.

Ann
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"...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

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011, 10:58:29 PM »
Thanks Ann !!!

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 08:19:16 AM »
Hi Ann, Andy ! Please help me !
At 24+ Weeks, I took a Rapid Test (negative)
However, now i can feel a single axillary lymph node(circle and 1 cm big)
Is this a symptoms of seroconversion?
Can dengue fever delayed seroconversion ?

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Re: Ann, Andy . Please help me !!!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 08:24:21 AM »
Poor,

No, dengue fever will not cause delayed seroconversion.

You didn't need to test at 24 weeks. You were already conclusively hiv negative.

If you feel unwell or are worried about your lymph nodes, see a doctor. Whatever is going on had NOTHING to do with hiv. You DO NOT HAVE hiv.

Ann
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"...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

 


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