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Offline balaji_2017

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Condom Break !!
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:00:55 pm »
Dear POZ Team,

First of all let me appreciate you for this wonderful site/forum and your promptness/clarity of replies !

Recently I had a risk encounter with a CSW. The condom broke during the course of the vaginal act and I realized this within a minute and pulled out. I was condom-less for hardly a minute. I washed off with shampoo and later I used listerine to wash off.

2 week later the encounter i started getting pain under my right jaws which lasted for two weeks. In fourth week i had severe neck pain which lasted for three days and a fever of 100.6 degree. I also had yellowish urine during fourth week. Urine test revealed there was RBC content in urine.
I was pretty anxious about these symptoms.

I tested for HIV infection exactly on 29th day with HIV DUO test (4th generation test) offered by better2know in India. It came out Negative. I started getting muscle pain in my ankles and calf in both the legs after 5 weeks.

Couple of anxious questions which i have are

- Testing centre said results of 28 Day duo test are 99.6% conclusive. But i am not able to find any CDC or government guidelines about this data. How conclusive are these HIV DUO tests ?

- Are there incidents of people testing negative in duo test after 28 days and later turning out to be positive after some point of time ?

- Should i do a test at 45 days again as recommended by some guidelines or wait for a test after 3 months ?

Thanks for your support and guidance in advance.

Offline Ptrk3

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Re: Condom Break !!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 02:37:39 pm »
From the facts as you present them, it appears very unlikely that you were infected by the HIV as a result of the broken condom in the incident you describe.

Many experts recommend that testing be done six weeks after potential exposure, then at 13 weeks past potential exposure for confirmation of the six week results.

However, many tests can be considered as accurate if taken sooner.  HIV 4th generation duo tests are considered to be very reliable.

Whether you test further is up to you and your peace of mind.

Symptoms are not reliable indicators of HIV infection since symptoms, if they occur at all, vary widely.  You should not attempt to assess them as such.

If you are ill, see a healthcare professional for appropriate treatment, if any.

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