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Offline pepe123456

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« on: June 30, 2016, 01:58:39 AM »
Hello all,

I had two sexual encounters on 5/3/16.

First encounter: Male to Male Anal sex. I was the insertive top, used condom throughout until the very last part when bottom asked me to ejaculate inside.

Second encounter: Male to Male Anal sex. I was the receptive. Unprotected sex for about 1-2 minutes. Did not finish/no ejaculation. Also gave oral and noticed my gums were bleeding because he was aggressive.

I started to get paranoid about the risk of HIV exposure so I was able to get PEP treatment at 60hours.

2 weeks post exposure: I got the hiv 1/2 ag/ab test and was negative
4 weeks post exposure: Oraquick oral rapid, negative
6 weeks post exposure: Oraquick oral rapid, negative. I also got tested for HIV NAAT but still awaiting results that should come out this week.

My question is will the HIV NAAT test be conclusive at 6 weeks post exposure and two weeks post PEP? Does pep delay results? I've been getting headaches and my paranoia in me is linking them to HIV.  I plan on getting another hiv 1/2 ag/ab test at 9 weeks, next Tuesday since I'll be doing other blood work at the doctors.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 02:03:21 AM by pepe123456 »

Offline BT65

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Re: Pep/Testing
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 05:12:51 AM »
Hello, your anal sexual encounters had very little risk, especially since your partners had no ejaculation.  As for your oral, oral sex is only a risk when the insertive partner has a high viral load plus actually ejaculating in your mouth with you having severe bleeding gums and open wounds. I have to say that your story of having bleeding gums because your oral partner was "Rough" is the first I've heard of that.  While I fully expect you to continue to test negative, if you must test for peace of mind, then do it.  However, as said, I fully expect you to test negative.  While headaches are not a symptom of HIV, we do not discuss other symptoms here.  Those are for your doctor.

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.

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!


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Offline pepe123456

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Re: Pep/Testing
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 10:16:54 PM »
Thank you for your response. So does that mean that the negative result I get from the HIV NAAT test two weeks post PEP will be conclusive? I'm just worried because I know that although the NAAT test is highly sensitive early on compared to other HIV tests, I'm not sure if PEP makes the results less accurate. Thank you again.

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Re: Pep/Testing
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 02:09:01 AM »

My advice is to just go and get tested at the clinic at 6 & 13 weeks post PEP.

On the topic of accuracy its true some modern tests do have higher accuracy rates sooner however in the case of NAAT & NAT tests they are not approved on their own for routine HIV routine screening and even when in comes to diagnosis it is not used by itself to determine HIV status as it simply has draw backs and limitations.

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