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Offline Worry1987

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OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:18:13 PM »
Hello,

First exposure I had an unprotected sex back in August 2013 with an escort girl. In Dec, 26 2013, then again a second exposure, I met a girl who gave me a massage but i found out that she is transgender as I was laying she rubbed her penis on my back and buttcheek around anus I'm not sure she had a condom on but I'm pretty much sure no penetration occurred as i didn't let her do it as kept my buttcheek closed and pressed on it to remain closed... So we had some frottage as they call it i don't know... but i felt something sticky on my back and around anus as i was washing in the bathroom!!! Third exposure again i had with the same transgender... I believe beginning of March 2, 2014 (here I'm pretty much sure it was safe cuz i had her to wear a condom as i seen it and we did the same activity we did before no penetration just frottage even with condom and kept my buttcheek closed and she ejaculated inside the condom.

I got worry about HIV so I bought the Oraquick oral swab- In-Home-HIV test kit, I tested twice 7 months after my first exposure in August (negative) then i tested again with same kit also twice 4 months after my second exposure in December also (Negative).

Should I wait 3 months and test again for the third exposure that took place in March meanwhile it was safe with the same person)... Do I need to test more again??

I have been having these symptoms for over than 2 months All I feel is some body and muscle aches (it started back in January with sharp pain in my shoulder then 2 weeks later i start having a pain comes and goes, twitching, stabbing, pinching etc... like hits me in my arms, thighs, neck, shoulders, knees and legs) and also i noticed some redness in my skin around my thighs and knees with some aches) the weird thing i know that early HIV symptoms last form 1 to 2 weeks as read online and then go away but mine won't go away i feel like it becomes a chronic. Also i noticed that the redness around my thighs and knees comes and goes as i lay down or rest on bed or take off my pan or band my knee the redness reduces and at some pointe disappear but when i stand up or seat down or have my pans on the redness comes back... Anyway i know testing overrules exposure history and symptoms...

What do you think? what are my risk assessments???

I worried about other STDs so I went to Parent planned-hood clinic 2 weeks ago and I tested for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia and they told me the results in 2 weeks and they will call me before 2 weeks if any of my tests is abnormal and if I don't hear from them in 2 weeks it means I'm fine and my tests are negative. Fortunately, It has been over 2 weeks and they didn't call me, and they also use the same test I used for HIV Testing Oraquick (Oral swab) and they asked me how i dis it and if I got one control line "C" and no line "T" i said yes they said then it's reliable and accurate after 3 months window period!!!!  They also told when I took tests for those STDs that i should go to see my primary doctor cuz those symptoms are not related to any STDs!!!
What do you think?

So should I test again, or I can trust and rely on the Oraquick Oral swab test results as an accurate conclusive and definitive negative after 3 months window period and stop testing for HIV??
Please any advise and comments??? Thank you.

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Re: OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 02:24:47 PM »
HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex and not from frottage or rubbing . From what I see you have only had one unprotected insertive exposure and have tested negative at the appropriate time since then so you are conclusively HIV negative .

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 did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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 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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Re: OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 03:00:58 PM »
So I can be confident that Oraquick Home Oral swab is accurate and reliable test when used after 3 months window period????

I can trust my Oraquick test results that I'm conclusively HIV Negative and my other STDs tests are Negative as well cuz Parent Plannedhood clinic never called me back :)

One more question i know i have bad gums as I experience a bleeding gums somedays and especially when i brush my teeth too. Do you think this problem would affect my test results with Oraquick oral swab kit??? On Oraquick official website they said that blood (small amount) doesn't affect the test result as blood is not considered as foreign substance. (Note: All 4 times when i took the test and while i swabbed my both gums i wasn't bleeding at all) do you any idea?

Thank you so much for your answers and help :)

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Re: OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 03:11:58 PM »
So I can be confident that Oraquick Home Oral swab is accurate and reliable test when used after 3 months window period????

I can trust my Oraquick test results that I'm conclusively HIV Negative and my other STDs tests are Negative as well cuz Parent Plannedhood clinic never called me back :)

One more question i know i have bad gums as I experience a bleeding gums somedays and especially when i brush my teeth too. Do you think this problem would affect my test results with Oraquick oral swab kit??? On Oraquick official website they said that blood (small amount) doesn't affect the test result as blood is not considered as foreign substance. (Note: All 4 times when i took the test and while i swabbed my both gums i wasn't bleeding at all) do you any idea?

Thank you so much for your answers and help :)

A 3 month negative HIV test is conclusive providing you didn't have a risk during that period ( you didnt ) .

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.

The bleeding gums would not alter the results of the test and are of no concern . I would follow through with planned parenthood about the other std concerns as we cant help you with that .

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Re: OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 03:56:03 PM »
Yeah when i went to Planned parenthood for consultation and testing. i told them about my history exposures and symptoms and also since i told them about my Oraquick HIV home test (negative). they told me I don't even need to test for any STD cuz there are not related to any STD but just they wanted to put my mind on ease they did test me for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia which turned back as they told me negative. They told me I should go back to my primary doctor for check up cuz it might be another problem, muscle spasm or something in the bones or anything else... I will make an appointment with my doc for check up soon.

Anyway thank youuuuuu so much for the help and advise... I feel better and comfortable about my HIV Negative test now.

God bless and take care.

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Re: OraQuick oral swab- In-Home-HIV
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 04:29:28 PM »
You are most welcome !

 


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