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Author Topic: Hiv risk and testing  (Read 597 times)

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Offline lala98

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Hiv risk and testing
« on: July 16, 2022, 03:05:46 am »
Hi.
So i did HIV1/2 ag/ab (from vein in lab) test 43 days after low risk activity. I did that test because i had some symptoms(and still have like sore throat weeks after) - test was non reactive.
So:
1. If my symptoms were related to HIV is that like immune response (would that show on a test-like reactive result after 43 days)?
2. Is that test after 6 weeks conclusive?
I have anxiety and still think that i have HIV.

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Re: Hiv risk and testing
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2022, 03:08:30 am »
What was the risk?
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Re: Hiv risk and testing
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2022, 03:12:23 am »
It was oral sex (giving) with ejaculation.
I am in Europe rn and they say that you should get tested id you had oral, anal or vaginal sex. I had symptoms so that is why i did it.

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Re: Hiv risk and testing
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2022, 03:23:19 am »
They  ???

Anyhow, the symptoms have nothing to do with HIV from this activity, and I hope you feel better soon.

I'm in Europe, and as for giving a blowjob, the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect. Saliva also neutralises HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

Giving a blowjob is such a minute HIV risk that it doesn't warrant specific HIV testing outside of the standard yearly screening. You did, it wasn't needed, and the result is conclusive. So relax and move on with your life.

Stop stressing and testing over nothing. If you keep having HIV fears in the future, consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP. PrEP would offer an additional layer of HIV prevention, and prehaps equally important, it may also give you peace of mind.

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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« Last Edit: July 16, 2022, 03:25:27 am by Jim Allen »
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Re: Hiv risk and testing
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 03:25:33 am »
Thank you ❤️❤️❤️
I guess it is my anxiety that is killing me.

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Re: Hiv risk and testing
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2022, 03:28:12 am »
Well, it's not related to HIV, but an ongoing sore throat could be any number of things and should not be ignored.  See your doctor, and let them look and treat whatever is causing it.

Hope you feel better soon.
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