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fears of hiv again
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:31:59 AM »

A couple of years ago I had protected sexual intercourse with a prostitute, I am pretty sure the preservative was alright but I was very drunk so I always had some doubts. I got thrush,sore throad with dry cough and enlarged lymph nodes a few days later (4-5 days after) and got a duo test 26 days after that came back negative.
Doctors told me that there was no need to further testing so I forgot about it and continued with my life.
Now, two years later I developed mumps (something I should be immunized to) and readed that its more common on adults with Hiv.

I cant test again until october because there is no testing facilities here and have a lot of work now so cant travel so i want you to give me your opinion.

How much risk carries a (lets say partially protected, cant be 100%sure the preservative was alright) and fast (3mins max) with no eyaculation vaginal intercourse and supposing my ars started a week after that, how much assurance can I have from my duo 4th generation test at 26 days?


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Re: fears of hiv again
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 10:04:54 AM »
We cant give % or odds on HIV transmission . Its unfortunate you cant test if even for peace of mind because the only way to know if you are HIV positive is to test for HIV at the appropriate time .

I will say this ... you don't get HIV and develop thrush 5 days later . If you are not certain you had a risk your only option is to test , then you will know .   

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
thrush is listed as a common ars symptom in a lot of websites

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Re: fears of hiv again
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 12:33:27 PM »
Do yourself a big favor and stop browsing the net to find things to totally unnecesarily scare yourself with.

Thrush is absolutely NOT an HIV specific symptom as is the case of what are often scarily called "common symptoms." The truth is that symptoms so often resemble those of other illnesses. Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status.

If you have had a real risk like unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse then only an HIV specific test taken at the right time will give you that answer. A negative at 6 weeks is very good. A negative at 3 months is conclusive.
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Re: fears of hiv again
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 01:37:12 PM »
Wish I could test and end with this but till october i cant. What's your opinion on duo test at 4 weeks? Medhelp docs give it pretty much a 99% trust and the public doctors that tested me 2 years ago told me I needed no further testing after it also

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 02:06:24 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

You must test at 3 months post exposure for a conclusive result but as its been pointed out 6 week test rarely change .


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