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Offline Worriedmarriedman123

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Please Help Me! Extreme Anxiety!
« on: February 26, 2021, 09:15:29 pm »

Hi. I’ll try to make this brief. Please bear with me.  Here is my story:

1st risk: On the 15th of March,2015: I had protected sex with a prostitute, she also gaved me a blowjob for 30 seconds max. Later she told me she was a trans. I believed the condom was intact because I did not feel anything or hear any “popping” sound. When i went to the bathroom, I carefully looked at the condom and it was intact, the semen was still in the condom.

2nd risk: On the 1st of February,2016: I received a blowjob from an prostitute.

On The 6th of October,2018, I went to a testing center and asked for HIV test. I told the advisor about my risks and He said that an HIV antibody test was good enough because I had passed the window period way too long ( 3 years 7 months for 1st risk; 2 years 8 months for 2nd risk ). So I did the test, the test name was Anti HIV (Quick Test), the nurse drew blood from my vein, not fingerprick; and the Test Result was NEGATIVE.

On the 1st of November 2018, I was still worried so I went to the same testing center and did the same Anti HIV (Quick Test), and the result was still NEGATIVE.

So here are my questions:

1.Give the fact that I had passed the window period way too long for both risks, Were The Antibody HIV test over 99.99% accurate? Am I safe now?

2.Do I need to take a combo test which look for both the p24 antigen and the antibody? or given the above information,  HiV Antibody test is good enough?

3.This question is for knowledge. If a person had HIV for 5 or 6 years and no treatment, he/she would show symtomps by now and his/her health would be extremely deteriorate? Because right now, I feel fine. My health is perfect!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: Please Help Me! Extreme Anxiety!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 09:47:36 pm »

Read your post, so receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever, and as for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. There is no reason to stress or test outside of the standard yearly routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

1) You had no HIV risk from these events to test over and, although not specify needed, you have had a conclusive non-reactive test result since then.

2) See answer to 1.

3) Could take anything from a year to a decade. However, symptoms or lack thereof are not relevant or used to diagnose HIV, and you had no HIV risk from these events to test over and you have had a conclusive non-reactive test result.

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 health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

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


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