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Offline Steven99

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Concerned about Test
« on: June 01, 2024, 07:52:11 pm »
Thanks for the great service. I am worried and confused about my test.
Around 15 months ago, I had oral sex with a transexual; she ejaculated a little in my mouth. I had a 4th generation test 22 days later and it was negative.
I have been in a stable relationship with a girl since, always use protection.
Today I went for a HIV test, as it is required for my job.
I decided to get the HIV/ Syphilis duo test, 15-20 min result.
I did the test at 10:30 am and at 10:50 am, it was negative when I left the clinic.
30 mins later (around 50mins after the test) I received a call in my car, saying a faint red line appeared in the HIV part.
Obviously, I was very worried and I returned to the clinic. The doctor said he noticed the line 20-25 mins after the test was done (although they called me 50 mins after it was done).
Anyway, I did the 4th generation test and it was negative. He also recommended the lab test, results in 1-3 days.
He said it was probably initially a false-positive and is 99% sure the lab test will be negative.
How concerned should I be?

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Re: Concerned about Test
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2024, 08:49:21 pm »
HIV is transmitted by either unprotected anal/vaginal sex; or by sharing injection needles

I had oral sex with a transexual
with a girl since, always use protection.
Oral sex is not a risk for HIV. (Although that's just HIV and not other STIs)
Using protection for vaginal sex is not a risk for HIV.

So reviewing your situation, you have actually done everything properly and did NOT have a risk for HIV.

Personally, I think your doctor is correct especially if his evaluation took in your non-risk situations. ;)

Have a great day,

Reducing Your HIV risks:
With no exceptions, use condoms correctly and consistently for anal or vaginal intercourse
Talk to a healthcare provider about PrEP as another layer of protection

Get tested yearly for HIV and other STIs.
If you donít use condoms and/or PrEP, test more frequently

Some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other more easily acquired STIs. It is possible to show no signs or symptoms from an STI so testing is the only way to know.

Get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Whatís the ONLY way to know if youíve been infected by HIV or an STI?
Get tested.

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Re: Concerned about Test
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2024, 10:16:16 pm »

Thanks for your prompt response, it is much appreciated and reassuring. I was just freaked out by the red line appearing on the first test, thought the 4th generation test after was negative.

Thank you very much!


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