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Author Topic: Reactive Insti Test - very worried  (Read 1214 times)

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Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« on: September 01, 2022, 06:05:16 am »
Hello,

I had TWO positive Insti rapid test after a single risk contact after 23 days.
The test can probably work after 3 weeks - that's also in the instructions. That is because IT dectects also IGM antibodies.
I only did the test because I developed some symptoms after the contact.
I wont described the Symptoms in Detail, because you always say, that symptoms dont matter.
Ibthen had an antigen/antibody test done in the laboratory after 24(the day after the reactive Insti Tests), 26, 33 and 38 days, as well as a PCR for HIV1 on day 26.

Do you think I'm "Safe"?  I just can't stand the wait for the full 6 weeks.

My reasoning is that if the rapid test on day 23 had really been positive, then the lab tests right afterwards should have been positive anyway.  Or am I wrong here?

I would appreciate a detailed answer as this positive test has caused insane fear.

 Many thanks in advance and best regards!

Please excuse the bad language since i am from Germany, but there are no boards Like yours.

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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 07:26:04 am »
What was the exposure?
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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2022, 07:33:33 am »
Protected anal and vaginal Sex with a female (i am Male). She gave me unprotected oral.

But all was very quick and rough and i am not 100% sure if maybe the condom slipped of or anything, as i changed it 3 Times due to oral in between.

Do you think the Lab Tests overrule the rapid Test Results? Or net yet?

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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2022, 08:14:59 am »
Hiya,

Receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever, and you would have known if the condom had entirely slipped off during intercourse resulting in condomless intercourse.

If this was your only sexual encounter/activity, I see no reason to test outside the yearly routine, and the reactive screening test was just that and nothing more.

If you had any exposure not mentioned here, then, by all means, test at six weeks with a blood draw (lab) antibody test. The result will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed.

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: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2022, 08:18:52 am »
I Had other protected exposures but they were 9 weeks before the last Lab Test. So i can rule them out i think.
So are you convinced the Insti Test was false reactive?

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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2022, 08:31:18 am »
Well, I think my thoughts are clear on this one.

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If this was your only sexual encounter/activity, I see no reason to test outside the yearly routine, and the reactive screening test was just that and nothing more.

If you had any exposure not mentioned here, then, by all means, test at six weeks with a blood draw (lab) antibody test. The result will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed.

Now let me change the situation and pretend you told me you had had condomless intercourse.

In that case, I would tell you to retest at six weeks with the lab blood draw antibodies test to confirm your HIV status as you are currently testing within the window period.
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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2022, 08:34:19 am »
Hey,

Im really concerned because me and my fiance are trying to get pregnant but i dont want to have unprotected sex with her yet. 

What is your opinion?

Thank you very much


« Last Edit: September 25, 2022, 03:48:43 am by Jim Allen »

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Re: Reactive Insti Test - very worried
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2022, 03:55:11 am »
I've removed part of your post that I've already answered as I will not repeat myself and merged the posts.

Posting more than three questions or responses requires a paid subscription. Hence you could not post here without one, but that doesn't mean you get to post in sub-forums for people living with HIV to bypass the subscription requirements.

Don't post outside of this thread again. Next time, it will lead to a ban; thank you!

Hey,

Im really concerned because me and my fiance are trying to get pregnant but i dont want to have unprotected sex with her yet. 

What is your opinion?

Thank you very much




I wish you both the best.

I'll mention the same thing I do whenever anyone mentions being in a relationship. If you engage in condomless sex with your partner, you are obviously at risk of acquiring HIV.

In relationships, condomless sex is often based on trust or past test results; however, this does not prevent HIV, so if condomless sex does occur, you should consider testing more frequently.


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