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Offline Worryplshelp

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Really worried Need Help
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:42:52 am »
Hi,
Thanks for the people who are doing a great work here.
I'm from Sri Lanka.
This is my exposure
Last september 29.09.2020 I went to a dentist for a Dental treatment. He used a scaler equipment to do the procedure threre was so many pricks to my gum and bled.He used a vaccume to suck the blood in my mouth.I don't know he had changed the equipments between patients .I'm concern about possible HIV transmission through contaminated equipments. After a one month I had a flu like symptoms and the most fearest thing is oral trush in my inner cheeks (white plaques,easily removed with brushing) I swear I never had sex or IV drugs, no blood transfution etc.. this is the only exosure.
I had an HIV test at 95 days using Ag/Ab combo test result is NEGATIVE . But I read  new guildlines of CDC saying 4 month test is conclusive for occupational exposure. I'm really worried because of the thrush(no diebetics, never used immunosuppressants).I have read that oral thrush is more specific in accute retroviral syndrome. Should I repeat my HIV test after 4 month?
I didn't take pep or anything. Is my 95 day  test ab/ag combo test conclusive?
Thank you

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Re: Really worried Need Help
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 06:47:03 am »
Hiya.

You had no exposure and although no testing was needed you did and as expected the result is conclusively negative.

Regarding the thrush, it's so common most people regardless of their HIV status will experience it during their adult lifetime. See your doctor and treat it.

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

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected 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: Really worried Need Help
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 08:26:59 pm »
Thankyou Jim for the quick reply
This is my last question
If we assume there was an risk (because I have read there are some cases of getting HIV at dentist)
Do you still say my testing window is correct?
95 days after exposure (4 month cdc reccommend for occupational exposure) mine was 3 month after occupational exposure
Thank you. Waiting for your answer.
 I'm really worried because of oral thrush

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Re: Really worried Need Help
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 09:24:01 pm »
I've answered this already.

Hiya.

You had no exposure and although no testing was needed you did and as expected the result is conclusively negative.
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Re: Really worried Need Help
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 09:29:30 pm »
Thanks Jim
You made my day
Lot of huggs  ;)
Thanks again

 


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