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Offline henrygoh

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Hiv testing need?
« on: November 17, 2011, 08:34:51 AM »
I am male (25 y/o) and on November 7, I had sex with a female known from website.I wore a condom before the sex until the end and i confirm there are no break with my condom(i am using durex extra safe).At that period ,we no oral sex and kissing. After 3 day, i founded a thread from a forum said that girl are hiv positive and I got concerned that I might of been infected with HIV.

so,my problem is

1) am i possible to infected by hiv?
2) should i go for hiv testing?
3) when is the best accurate day for testing?
4) I came from Malaysia, possible that the equipment at my country is outdate and the after windows period check must more than 6 month? 

thank you!!! 

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 08:37:33 AM »
You never had an exposure you had protected sex.

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 08:43:31 AM »
u mean i no have a risk to infected hiv?
in my situation ,how many % safety in term of infected hiv?
am i need go thru the testing?


thank you for reply

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 08:44:43 AM »
Henry,

1. No. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. There have been three long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

2. You only need to test for hiv if it is part of a regular, routine sexual health check-up. See below for further details.

3. You can test at any time because you have not had a risk.

4. The window period is three months the world over and it has been for years now. Some doctors in your home country may say otherwise, but that is only because they have not kept up-to-date with hiv knowledge. Same goes for many websites - they haven't kept up.


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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER THIS SPECIFIC NO RISK INCIDENT, 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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Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 08:58:02 AM »
thank for reply Ann,

but don't why i feel very scare and worry when i saw the thread (the girl was a hiv positive and she are very dangerous). Until today,no symptoms occur throughout the body like fever, Mouth sores  and Sore throat. i heard that the symptoms will occur after 2-4 week?

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 09:06:45 AM »
Henry,

You need to assume ANYONE you have sex with is hiv positive and protect yourself accordingly by using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions.

This woman is not "dangerous" and she did not put you in any danger whatsoever. You did the right thing and used a condom, as you should with ANYONE. As I already told you, condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection.

I was with an hiv negative man for eight years and he remained hiv negative because we used condoms.

Stop looking for hiv related symptoms. You're not going to get any because you did NOT have a risk.

You have NOT had a risk for hiv infection and you do NOT need to test over this NO RISK situation.

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

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 09:14:20 AM »
Ann: thank for you consultation ,i become better....

1 more question :

i had read the thread which is you inks in signature line

"Spermicides
Some condoms are coated with a spermicide to assist contraception.
However, some spermicides can cause irritation in the rectum or vagina and therefore increase the chance of passing on any infections which might be present. Excessive use of a spermicide called nonoxynol-9 (found on Durex Extra Safe, Mates Natural, Mates Conform and Mates Ultra condoms, and in some lubricants) is not recommended for this reason, and is best avoided."

i was using the durex extra safe,so what is the risk ?

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 09:28:04 AM »
Henry,

Once again, you had no risk.

The spermicide that is present is some of the lubricated condoms only affect the receptive partner, not the insertive partner. You were the insertive partner.

Spermicide can be a problem for the receptive partner when the spermicide irritates the lining of the anus or vaginal and then a condom breaks. The irritation of the anus or vagina may make transmission easier - if the condom has broken and the man's cum comes into contact with the irritated anus or vagina.

You have NOT had a risk. NO RISK. NONE.

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

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 09:35:52 AM »
thank you Ann!!

i feel better already!

good jobs  ;)

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 06:04:02 AM »
to all expert:

some of expert from forum always mention if the condom used correctly and doesn,t break that mean no risk to infected by STD!

After i read ,found some of the case is different with the expert told! Some of them are used condom correctly but still infected by HIV. My question is not to attack some one else,just need more explanation about this situation.

Thank you

Some one can give suggestion?

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 06:05:27 AM »
Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including diseases transmitted by genital secretions, and to a lesser degree, genital ulcer diseases. Condom use may reduce the risk for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated diseases, e.g., genital warts and cervical cancer.

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 06:11:06 AM »
thank for you reply

i know that, but i still confuse ......
 y still have some special case show on forum" i sure the condom doesn't break ,but i still infected,".....mean that can't be trust?

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 06:28:03 AM »
There has never been anyone infected with HIV by using a condom correctly and consistently.

Offline henrygoh

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 06:30:45 AM »
i just saw it on this forum at "I Just Tested Poz"

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011, 06:31:58 AM »
■Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2011, 09:06:46 AM »
Henry,

Thank you for returning to your original thread. I deleted the new one.

Sometimes people forget what actually happened while they were under the influence of alcohol and/or recreational drugs. Sometimes people cannot bring themselves to admit (not even to themselves) that they had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and put themselves at risk. Sometimes people have unprotected intercourse with a person they wrongly believe is hiv negative and therefore do not consider that to have been a risk. Sometimes people lie. (shock horror!)

Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. There have been three long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

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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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

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2011, 10:12:37 AM »
thank you Ann and Rapid reply,your done a great job :)

i know your always suggest me no need go for testing,but i hope the test result can relieve myself because i get the consultation from Psychiatrist result is depression and now i am taking the Amitrip and Lorazepam ,doctor ask me go to do the hiv testing to relieve myself .
from the expose date until today already week no.5 /31 days,any testing suggest ? elisa method (DUO test)?

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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2011, 10:22:28 AM »
Henry,

If you need to test for peace of mind, go test. You should be testing yearly anyway.

A test at any time will be conclusive for you.

Whatever hiv antibody test they offer at the clinic you go to will be sufficient. I would suggest you request a rapid test so you don't have to wait for the result.

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

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2011, 10:37:22 AM »
thank you Ann!! have a nice day :)

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2011, 02:07:23 AM »
i had been tested today and the result come out is negative.

my question is:
1)5 1/2 week is conclusive?
2)someone say the antigen test must be done between 14-28days?so it mean by my test is no useful for this period.
3)antibodies test at this period can conclusive?
4)what is mean by HIV antigen/antibodies test compare with normal antibodies test?
5)should i need to re test ?


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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2011, 08:24:27 AM »
Reread the replies you were given.

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Re: Hiv testing need?
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2011, 08:49:43 AM »
If there had been a real risk such as intercourse without a condom then testing would have to be at 3 months.

But in your case where there was no risk and testing is only for your peace of mind, you can regard your result as conclusive.

At this point I am also going to warn you that if you continue to return here with more questions about what we regard as a non-risk situation, you are going to find yourself getting a Time Out from the site.

Fears and doubts are not the same as a real risk. HIV is not your problem. Period.
Andy Velez

 


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