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What to do now?
« on: June 18, 2022, 04:15:41 pm »
Iím in a real fix and need some guidance. I French kissed a man and he fingered my vagina. After this incident I got the terrible thought of having contracted hiv. Logic says itís not possible but my mind doesnít agree. So I took an hiv test antigen/antibody and it was negative. All was good. Until I read about biotin interfering with these tests. Apparently itís a new study so while the older answers here and on other websites suggest nothing affects hiv tests, newer studies claim that biotin vitamin does cause false negatives. Please if you donít believe me look on google yourself. My concern is I was taking biotin supplements around 5000mcg and all data says that is a high enough dose to cause a false negative. I have also gotten recurrent staph infections since my exposure and Iím not sure what to do. Should I retest? When I took my current test I was fasting so about 10-11 hours had probably gone by since I had taken biotin supplement. Please tell me what to do as I HAVE read of instances where people aid they got hiv by kissing.

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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 04:48:09 pm »
Hiya,

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I French kissed a man and he fingered my vagina

You had no HIV risk. Move on with your life and remember to test yearly at a clinic for STIs & HIV out of standard routine.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 04:53:14 pm »
But can you please shed some light on the biotin query I have? Iím not sure how high a dose I took and if it does affect tests because even the FDA says it does, arenít we all in trouble? Majority of the people take supplements and biotin. I am so worried. I donít know if his mouth was bleeding. And Iím getting staph over and over.

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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 04:56:34 pm »
Interference by biotin is irrelevant, it's also not news,  you had no HIV risk.

Move on with your life, no drama required. Test at a clinic out of routine at least yearly. 

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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 05:00:37 pm »
If I DID have a risk would you still tell me the same about biotin being irrelevant? Please this is my last question, Iím desperate for some guidance! Iím panicked that my test was wrong! :(

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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2022, 05:19:25 pm »
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If I DID have a risk

You didn't, and I am not willing to entertain your fantasy that what you posted was an HIV risk or warranted testing, as that would be a disservice to you and the community.

You kissed someone and got fingered 3 years ago! It was 3 years ago, yes I know the details  ;) I love how you left that part out of your post here, you have already been told it's not an HIV risk and yet you post here and so far it's been nothing but misguided, insulting and outdated.

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Iím desperate for some guidance! Iím panicked that my test was wrong!

Move on with your life, cut out the drama. The test was irrelevant over this encounter, as it wasn't an HIV risk.

If you ever have a real HIV risk and are concerned about rapid POC testing, then test after the window period and ask them to run it through the lab instead.

 
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Re: What to do now?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 05:21:27 pm »
P.S

Please do not post again about this.

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