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confused and depressed.. help
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:24:07 AM »
two years ago i had unprotected sex with a girl (hiv status unknown). that was my only unprotected sex.

a month and a half ago, i came across this site and starting to feel uneasy and actually went to get tested (via EIA method) and the result came back stating 'non-reactive'.

the thing is can the EIA method be trusted? or should i do another blood test? another reason to getting tested again is because i think i am developing hiv-like symptoms. Due to that i'm not entirely convinced with the test result done the first time.





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Re: confused and depressed.. help
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 08:30:46 AM »
You can count on the test you took . The ELISA is a reliable test and you should trust it .

If this is your only concern then you are conclusively HIV negative .
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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Re: confused and depressed.. help
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:34:50 AM »
okay. thanks jeff!

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Re: confused and depressed.. help
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 08:36:05 AM »
You are welcome !

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Re: confused and depressed.. help
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 05:25:34 AM »
sorry for bumping an old thread.

okay heres the story, the last time i had sex (protected) was back in September 2013. Since then i'm being paranoid i gotten two HIV tests (EIA method) back in November and End of December. Both which came back stating non-reactive.

Early this week i had a bad diarrhea lasting about 5 days, reddish-like ulcer on my tongue, and it scared the hell out of me that it might be hiv-linked symptoms. quickly i went to a lab and get tested. The HIV test was done using the CMIA method and it also came back non-reactive.

I know i'm being paranoid but is there a chance that the CMIA method might produce false negative results? or should i go for another test and opt for another testing method?

thanks in advance!

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Re: confused and depressed.. help
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 07:47:11 AM »
rv,

You do NOT have hiv. You are conclusively hiv negative.

If you feel unwell, see a doctor. Whatever is going on has NOTHING to do with hiv. You tested conclusively hiv negative back in December and your most recent negative result only further proves that you do not have hiv.

You have conclusively ruled hiv out as a possible cause, so go find out what is really going on.

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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