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Author Topic: BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY  (Read 1316 times)

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Offline manishrawat

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BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY
« on: February 20, 2013, 12:03:43 AM »
Hello Everyone !!!

First of all thank you very much for your guidance for a very sensitive issue and a really great work you all are doing very much appreciated.

After having hours of research on the internet and blocks I got the courage to share my story and want guidance for future proceedings.

My incidence was for a broken condom with a house based sex worker in india. She gave me oral and vaginal sex for few minutes and when I pulled off I saw my condom is broked.

I would like to request you to comment on following points

First I had a problem of cough after a repeated periods of time since 2004-2005, I tested for a lot of infections firstly doctors said it was allergic

and later

Later In 2010 I had tested for latent tuberculosis ( can’t spread TB Bacteria to others) by skin test and completed my treatment for six months.

In June 2012 – I had a broked condom incident with a house based sex worker
After 90 days in September 2012- I gone to a local ICTC ( Integrated counseling and testing centre ) centre and my SD Bioline test for HIV1 & HIV2 was negative or non-reactive.

1. After approx. 7 and half months ( 235 Days ) later I tested again for  ( SD Bioline for HIV1 and HIV2 ) it was also negative. on the test day i was having cold and cough ??? any worry it may affect my test ???

2. My doubts are  I was infected with latent TB - 2 years ago & done my medicine course for the same. I heard that there is a strong bond between HIV and TB. Any Concern for me ??

I had a chest X-ray on Jan 5 2013 it was normal.

3. On the second test day after 7 1/2 months On 18th Feb 2013 later I had cold and cough is there is any changes that it may affect my results ???

I’m having normal cold and cough for last one week no symptoms.

Please guide because suddenly I was researching on the net and after a confirmatory test results starting worrying for the TB and HIV relation. Is this is a worry ?  guidance and comments please  !!!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 12:49:39 AM by manishrawat »

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Re: BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 12:13:59 AM »
You are conclusively negative.

Offline manishrawat

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Re: BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 01:19:14 AM »
Thank you very much Rapid Road but kindly comment on following points i'm confused and very anxious.

I would like to request some professional advice on following points:

1. After approx. 7 and half months ( 235 Days ) later I tested again for  ( SD Bioline for HIV1 and HIV2 ) it was also negative. on the test day i was having cold and cough  any worry it may affect my test

2. My doubts are  I was infected with latent TB - 2 years ago & done my medicine course for the same. I heard that there is a strong bond between HIV and TB. Any Concern for me ??

I had a chest X-ray on Jan 5 2013 it was normal.

3. On the second test day after 7 1/2 months On 18th Feb 2013 later I had cold and cough is there is any changes that it may affect my results ???

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Re: BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 02:25:44 AM »
You are conclusively negative.

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Re: BROKEN CONDOM INCIDENT & TB HISTORY
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 03:29:12 AM »
Manish,

1. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert at SIX WEEKS, 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.

A negative test at seven months is conclusive. TB doesn't change that fact. Having a cold doesn't change that fact.

2. The only "bond" (I think you mean correlation?) between hiv and TB is that they are both commonly found together in Asia and Africa - only because both illnesses are endemic to those areas. This does not mean that TB will affect your hiv test results. It won't.

The only people who might take a little longer than three months to seroconvert and test positive are those people on chemotherapy for cancer, on anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant, or people who have been injecting street drugs, every day, for years. Even people in these groups will test positive by three months.

3. NO. Having a cold and/or cough will not affect your hiv test results. If anything, the things you're worrying about might cause the occasional FALSE POSITIVE result, but NOT false negative.

You do NOT have hiv!!!

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 HIV 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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