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Offline Dilemma

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Immune system and HIV
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:16:22 AM »
Hye there...Iam from Malaysia and iam in seriously dilemma...I have some questions want to ask:

1. Does weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection?

2. What is the most conclusive result?seems there are alot of people even the doctors (blogs) said the most conclusive is 6 months...and even there are some said one year!!!it really makes me go crazy...do you know the exact window period and window period for Malaysia?

3. If a fungus appeared after two and a half months of exposure, is it consider that is a symptom of hiv?because some doctors say they are but some doctors says, for hiv patient, fungus will not appeared in the short period of time...

4. "Jeff G" in his reply post, many times he said that in our saliva,  it contains enzymes and proteins that damage HIV and render it unable to infect. so oral sex is no risk at all...but why some doctors said the virus still can be transmitted through oral sex, even some of "hiv and aids" relating page and blogs,they also said oral sex still consider as a risk?


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Re: Immune system and HIV
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 08:30:37 AM »
You immune system would have to impaired with a serious autoimmune disease or you would have to be in specific chemo therapy situations in order for you not to produce antibodies sufficient to test for HIV .

The cdc guidelines for the testing window period are 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

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.

As for fungus ... we dont talk about symptoms because they are rarely spicific to HIV and tell you nothing , the only was to know your status is the test in the window period .

There have only been a very few cases of HIV that were related to oral sex and some of those cases were later found to have other significant risk factors ...

It would help if you just tell us what your concern is , what was your risk ?       

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Re: Immune system and HIV
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 09:45:09 AM »
Thousand of thanks for listening our problems and willing to share your knowledge with us..I apologize for asking about the symptom although i have read in the welcome greetings post...iam male,25 years old...I have done a mistake by having a service from a shemale...'she' gave me an oral without condom and i suck 'her' breast...there was some liquid come out from 'her' breast  and I accidentally swallowed it...it was on 16 May 2013 and i still remember the date because it was my first time and i swear it would be my last one...after two months, it happens...feeling very fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, night sweats, fungus on my tongue, tingling on my hand and feet...exactly 13 weeks after the incident,which is on 15 August 2013, i did a blood test in a clinic...the test was a Ag/Ab HIV1-2 and the result come back negative...then on 9 September 2013,approximately equal to 17 weeks, i went to government hospital for the fungus check-up and the doctors there suspect me with hiv...I was shocked and frightened...i said i already done hiv test on week 13 and the result come back negative,and CDC fix that 12 weeks is considered as conclusive...but the doctor said the test not always accurate...they then take a sample of my blood for test and unfortunately in Malaysia,the government service are very late...they said it will take one months or more to received the result...due to unsatisfied, on the same day, i went to a private hospital and make a blood test for hiv...the test was Ab HIV1-2 and the result come back negative...what I'm worried about is,why the government doctors suspect me for hiv and i still didn't received the result and its killing me day by day...usually in government hospital,they will straightly do a western blot test...thats what iam worried about...iam afraid if my antibody still insufficient to detect by the ELISA test...because i had read on a blog that there are people who tested negative on week 12 but become positive on 10th month after...sorry for too long reply...please help...

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Re: Immune system and HIV
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 09:56:16 AM »
You absolutely did not have a risk and you are HIV negative if this is your only possible exposure you are concerned wit 3 months prior to your test .

All oral gets lumped into one risk category and that is unfortunate . No one has ever been infected from cunnilingus or from GETTING a blow job . The theoretical risk for HIV in oral sex pertains to giving a HIV positive male with HIV and a high viral load a blow job while you are having HORRIBLE periodontal disease , meth mouth and or significant wounds in the mouth . 

Your situation was not a risk and you have tested HIV negative .     

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Re: Immune system and HIV
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 10:16:17 AM »
thousand of thanks for the quick reply and share problems with me...iam relief a little bit...after i get my result from the government hospital, i will share it here...again, an infinite thanks to you and all the others....this forum really makes me quite relief...

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Re: Immune system and HIV
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 10:20:43 AM »
You are going to be OK ... Also , breast milk can only be infectious for infants with immature immune system and poses no risk to adults . 

I know you said she male but even men can lactate . I just wanted to assure you that you really can look for a HIV negative outcome from this no risk incident .

 


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