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Offline wonderingincanada

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any risk of transmission?
« on: June 07, 2006, 07:40:01 PM »
Hello, i was wondering if you here of any instances were hiv tests were false neg's past a 6 months or even years  for a high risk encounter? For instance i was tested on march 11/06 result neg, this has been the only time i have been tested since a high risk encounter in 1999 which was unprotected insertive vaginal on two seperate occasions with female of uknown status. BTW the day before the test i had my wisdom teeth removed for which i was on amoxicillin would any prescription drugs alter the outcome of the hiv test?

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 07:47:37 PM »
Wondering,

A negative test outside of the 13 week window period is considered conclusive.  You are reliably hiv negative. 

Your antibiotic use would not impact your test results.

Morgan   :)
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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 08:00:10 PM »
So it would be a waste of time getting a second hiv test done seeing that this was really my only high risk exsposure?

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 08:13:44 PM »
Wondering,

Yes, if that was your only risky encounter, further testing would be redundant.

Morgan  ;)
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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 09:07:36 PM »
one other question, when the labs do the hiv test what is the process involved?do they test for the antibody? and is it only tested once or does it go through a number of different tests to determine pos or neg outcome?

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 10:04:22 PM »
Wondering,

It depends on  what test is being performed.  The ELISA looks for antibodies.  A positive or indeterminate result would lead to further testing.  A definitive negative result is just that, definitively negative.

Concerned about that test?

Let me add a little perspective on your risk.  You referred to it (two instances of insertive vaginal intercourse) as high risk.  In actuality, it was much riskier for her than it was for you.  Transmission from a woman to a man is not that easily accomplished.  The virus is very fragile and as the insertive partner, your risk, in the scheme of things, isn't that significant.

Trust your result.

Morgan

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 10:16:15 PM »
thanks morgan for the info

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 10:40:12 PM »
Wondering,

No problem.  Just use condoms for vaginal or anal sex and you will avoid hiv infection.

Take care,
Morgan
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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 11:24:11 PM »
Dear Wondering,

What Morgan said.

All I can add, is that as a fellow Canadian here...the testing protocols are very, very specific, the test is looking for HIV specific antibodies, so antibiotics would have no bearing on your test.  The test is so sensitive that what CAN and does happen now and then is the reverse, false positives, but not a false negative.  They always run control samples, and HIV tests in Canada are sent to government controlled, central labs.

If you've read about false negatives, its because people didn't wait the 12 weeks required for a definitive result.

I hope this puts your mind at ease.  You are reliably HIV negative.

Sae.
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Offline wonderingincanada

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2006, 11:56:46 PM »
BTW what sort of time frame would u recommend for other std testing such as chlamydia, gonorrhea,ngu, herpes, syphilis after an encounter?

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 12:10:17 AM »
Given the time frame you describe all of those tests would be accurate for you now. If you're concerned you need to take these issues up with a doctor.

MtD

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 12:31:06 AM »
just one more item,  here in canada (B.C.) when u go for testing it takes any where from a week to ten days for test results in which the lab gives back to your doctors office and their policy is they only contact you if
something shows pos on the test, otherwise they wont contact u , which i feel they should contact u regardless for a definite yes or no answer. for e.g. i also had a hep c test done which i found out came back inclusive only becuase i visted the doctors office a month 1/2 for another matter after i had my blood tests done and just asked him if he also could tell me my blood test results so i went and got retested again for hep c about month ago and ive heard nothing, anyways enough said on my end thanks morgan, sae ,and matty appreciate your expertice on the questions bye for now

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Re: What are the chances of false neg?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 06:57:38 AM »
Wondering,

It depends on your Dr.  Indeed it takes 10 to 14 days, because of the central lab issue etc.  The results are then sent in a sealed envelope to your Dr, unless you elected to go confidential in which case all the Dr has is a code and an envelope.

In either case, you make an appt and go in for your results since they cannot be given over the phone.  I had an agreement with my Dr: since I live in another city from where I was tested:  I would call in and ask if my test results had simply arrived.  If they have and you haven't had a call, then clearly your results are negative.

Believe me, if you have a positive result they will contact you ASAP.

Normally you wait 10-14 days after an incident for other STD testing, with the exception of syphilis which shares the same time frame as HIV for testing.  As Matty said, all your tests are conclusive with your timeframe mentioned above.

Sae.

Meh.

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any risk of transmission?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2007, 05:42:13 AM »
Hello

I work in the automotive field, in this type of work my hands are from time to time have open cuts , bleeding at times from small abrasions, at any given time there is usually an open cut on one of my hands, my fellow co-worker, friend who has HIV/HEPC  I work with on the same projects at the same time also gets cuts on his hands as well, also bleeding at times, somtimes my hand will  come in contact with his blood that has bled onto one of the parts that he has been working on, it is usally a small amount of blood, but its usually  30sec to a min. old.  If you could please tell me if there is any risk here of transmission for HIV or HEP C

Thank you

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2007, 05:49:36 AM »
Please keep all your additional thoughts, questions and comments in your original thread. This helps us to follow your story and give you the most accurate advice.

If you can't find you original thread click on the red link I've provided above. Alternatively you can click on the "show own posts" link in the left hand column of any forums page.

Your questions will not be answered until you return to your original thread.

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Re: any risk of transmission?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2007, 08:07:47 AM »
WC,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread. This holds true even if your original thread is very old. We need to know what you already should know so we don't have to keep repeating ourselves.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Neither hiv nor hcv would be transmitted from environmental surfaces in a garage.

As long as you're not having unprotected anal intercourse with your co-worker, you have no worries about picking up one of his viruses. If you two do at some point want to have anal intercourse, make sure you use condoms. Please read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them with confidence.

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Re: any risk of transmission?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2008, 04:31:47 AM »
hi


i thought that i would get tested because i havent been feeling very well for quite some time my results where HIV 1&2 neg, HCV equivocal
so i tested again for HCV a week later results came back the same for HCV which was equivocal , so the doc recommened a DNA HCV test , i know this is a HIV site but would anyone know if any other medical condition would give the HCV test a equivocal result, the GP wasnt to sure about the HCV situation, perhaps i should see a I.D. specialist?

thanks

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2008, 04:52:05 AM »
You're right, we're not an HCV site. You should consult an infectious disease or liver specialist.

Ask your GP for an appropriate referral.

MtD

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Re: any risk of transmission?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2008, 04:21:12 AM »
When it comes to insertive penile oral sex why does it seem that there is  different results for transmission? some docs say no risk then some say low risk even give ratios such as 1in 10 000 chances of HIV via insertive oral sex. After 25+ years of this virus cant the drs. agree on how the virus is transmitted when it comes to oral sex?

 
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2008, 07:17:19 AM »
WC,

Who knows what makes some people say what they do.

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Never has been, never will be. Not one person has ever been infected this way and you won't be the first.

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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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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