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Re: Please help?
« on: January 06, 2014, 01:51:50 PM »
hello nearly 6 months ago now i had protected sex with a prostitute in central london, i had a fourth generation hiv test at 105 days which came back negative and then again another hiv test in a different hospital at 5 months, that came back negative as well but im not sure if the test i took at 5 months was third generation or fourth generation, i have read online that it can sometimes take up to 6 months for hiv to be detected, do you think i need to retest and what do you think the odds are that i contracted hiv from my experience with the prostitute, i know it was protected but i am still concerned, thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 02:01:09 PM »
Please read the posting guidelines before you post and only post in this one thread no matter how long its been or subject matter . Go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here .

The testing window period is 6weeks past an possible exposure and again at 3 months for a conclusive result .

You are HIV negative and the test you took are reliable .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this incident , 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 STDs 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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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 02:38:35 PM »
thank you for your response, had it been with a girl who wasnt a prostitute i would have been a lot less anxious, i was drunk and regretted it immediately, i have done a lot of research on the topic and i read that whilst it is unlikely to contract hiv with protected sex it is still possible depending on the viral load and the fact that it could seep through the condom, i have had hepatititis b and c test aswell which luckily also came back negative, would you please inform me on the window period after the incident of contracting hiv as i have read in some places online that 3 months is sufficient but others say that it can take up to 6 months for a conclusive result, thank you.

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 03:00:58 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 have tested way beyond the window period and you DO NOT have HIV .

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 04:23:17 AM »
Roger,

I don't know where you've been getting your (mis)information (nor do I want to), but little of what you've read elsewhere has been correct.

1. The hiv testing window for a conclusive negative result is three months and has been for quite a few years now. It doesn't matter what generation of test is used. This means you were conclusively hiv negative when you tested at 105 days.

No surprise there as you did NOT have a risk.

2. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. The hiv positive person's viral load is irrelevant, and hiv does NOT "seep" through condoms.

There have been three long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.


had it been with a girl who wasnt a prostitute i would have been a lot less anxious,


You only need to feel anxious about hiv if you're having UNprotected intercourse with ANYONE. That includes any girlfriends/boyfriends, unless you've tested together in the context of a monogamous relationship - after three months of monogamy.

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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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 08:08:58 AM »
Hello, I would like to say thank you to both of you for replying to my question, I just have one more and that will be it, a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar and as a result of that I have to take sodium valproate and olanzapine every day, is there a chance that this medication would mean it may take longer for hiv antibodies to appear in my body and who are the type of people whose hiv antibodies would take longer to appear, thank you

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 08:12:14 AM »
The medications you are on will not effect HIV testing or antibody production in any way .

You are HIV negative and can now move on .

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 08:22:43 AM »
Roger,

The only people who might take a bit longer than three months to seroconvert and test positive are those who are currently taking chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer, or on anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant, or those who have been injecting street drugs, every day, for years.

Even these people will normally test positive by three months, and definitely will have tested positive by five months, which is when you had your last test.

hello nearly 6 months ago now i had protected sex with a prostitute in central london,

YOU NEVER HAD A RISK IN THE FIRST PLACE. PROTECTED INTERCOURSE IS NOT A RISK FOR HIV INFECTION.

You do NOT have hiv. If you feel unwell, see a doctor to find out what is actually going on. Whatever that may be, you have already ruled hiv completely and conclusively out of the picture.

If you still cannot accept the fact that you DO NOT have hiv, then perhaps it's time to see a mental health professional to get to the bottom of why you cannot let this go. We cannot help you with that here.

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