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Offline andrew5

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result of test
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:13:46 AM »
Hello everyone,

Here's my short story. I've been active sexually for the past 3 years. I had done some protected and unprotected anal intercourse during those years. The receptive one. now, totally repent.

My last exposure was on June (unprotected anal intercourse). I took test for anti hiv with CMIA method on 8 oct (16 weeks and 3 days post exposure) and the result came non reactive with index values 0,13. At same time, I also took test for checking any STD, like herp, chlam, hep b c, gonorhea, syphilis, urine test, all of it came non reactive/negative.

A few question that i have in mind..

- is this conclusive and the test reliable? or do i need to retest at 6 months mark? can i move on from this things?

- it says that people that need to retest at 6 months are one that taking pep, chemo, treatment for hep c, immune disorder, and doin drugs. For my case, i didn't took any pep, never had chemo or treatment for hep c, never doin drugs, but i don't know if i'm havin immune disorder. as far as i know, i'm just healthy guy. what's the sign of immune disorder?

- the test only says anti hiv cmia method. is it covering all hiv type and subtype?

- last question, my 4 months test being non reactive, can it be the overall result for my sexual activity for the past 3 years?

Thank you guys for answering it. I really appreciate it. Regards.
 

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Re: result of test
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2012, 07:12:46 AM »
Andrew,

You do not have hiv and yes, your test results are conclusive for your entire history. You do not need further testing at this time. If you had an immune problem that would make you seroconvert late, you wouldn't have to guess about it, you'd know. Anyway, even the people you mention will normally seroconvert and test positive by three months. You tested out to four. You don't have hiv.

You seriously need to learn from this and stop having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Unprotected receptive anal intercourse is the riskiest thing you can be doing sex-wise, and you're lucky you didn't test positive. PLEASE protect yourself from now on and make sure your top is wearing a condom, wearing it correctly, and using plenty of lube.

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 FURTHER TESTING AT THIS TIME, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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: result of test
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 08:47:11 AM »
Thank you Ann for your reply,, and yes i'm totally lucky that i'm not positive. I pray for god everyday for this chance. Please forgive my uneducated youth as i never had any sex education, since in my country it's still kinda awkward when discussing about sex education. Nevertheless, i'm totally learnt from this experience and believe me, i will not repeat it again. Sometimes, i do feel guilt about things that i've done for the past years, but i'll move on.

- So, is it safe to assume that if i had sneeze or small red dot on my arm about 2 or 3 or diarrhea, it is not due to hiv?

- i had a minute of oral sex given by a man. just that. no intercourse. no cum. this is no risk right?

Once again, thank you Ann for your answer and advice. Thank you too for all people that helping clueless and confused people like us. Thank you.  :)

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Re: result of test
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 10:00:45 AM »
andrew,

Anything that may be going on with you has nothing to do with hiv. You do not have hiv.

Oral isn't a risk, not in the real world.

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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"...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: result of test
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 09:07:54 PM »
ann, last questions if you dont mind,,

- i read that syphilis share the same window period as hiv, however my 4 months mark already came non reactive for both all STIs (hep b,c,syph,chlam,gono,herp) and hiv. do i need to retest at 6 months mark?

- i forgot to mention i had protected anal with man during my window period. here's short version. around mid june, i had last unprotected anal with guy A, around mid july i had protected anal with guy B, and then few days ago, had minute of oral given by guy C. my window period for guy A actually end on Sept, which i had test and came non reactive. but for safety, i took another test which mark 4 months post exposure with guy A and around 11 weeks for guy B. it came non reactive. at the same time, had all STIs checked and non reactive. do i need further retesting bcause of my activity with guy B? if it's yes, is it for STIs or both STIs and hiv?

thank you ann for answering. i'm sorry if i overreact. thank you again.

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Re: result of test
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 08:17:20 AM »
You're HIV negative. Period. End of story. Our focus here is strictly on HIV, although I would say from your other results that you're negative on other STDs as well.

Let it go and get on with your life. Really.
Andy Velez

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Re: result of test
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 07:04:33 AM »
Andrew,

You need to understand that you did not have a risk with guys B and C and you didn't/don't need to test over those two situations. You only had a risk with guy A.

You are conclusively negative across the board, and that includes hiv. The window period for hiv testing is three months, not four, not six. Three.

Please keep using condoms for anal (or vaginal) intercourse and you won't be in a window period again. Just make sure you get a complete sexual health check up at least once a year. Please re-read reply #1.

You do not have hiv (or syphilis or whatever).

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

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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