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Author Topic: Negative HIV 1 and 2 Ag/AB CMIA test 3 weeks post-exposure. What to make of it?  (Read 502 times)

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Hi all.

I had a number of encounters with commercial sex workers throughout September 2021, the last being around the 28th of September. With the exception of a transgender provider (13th of Sept) all others were cis-women.

All encounters were protected, used condoms for oral, vaginal and anal sex. The transgender provider even used lube before penetration (although the women didn't).

I was pretty calm about things going into Oct, thinking that the condoms would be enough but as the 3rd week of October rolled around, I grew anxious and began to think my excesses would come back to bite me. After a few days of fretting, I went and got myself tested at a clinic known for treating STIs on the 22nd of October and got a full screening for all possible infections including HIV. Results came back all negative. For the HIV test, it actually read "non-reactive", which the doctor said meant "negative".

Some questions:
1) Is this test (HIV 1 and 2 Ag/AB CMIA) a 4th gen test?

2) How definitive is this result w.r.t. seroconversion windows? (I have actually booked another test on the 12th of November, but am asking for my own peace of mind)

3) I've recently read a lot of horror stories about people getting diagnosed positive despite condom use, which has made me more than a little nervous. I did not notice any big tears or breakages (I can also vouch that the condoms never slipped off), but can't account for smaller tears. And believe it or not, I never even thought to check the expiry date of the condoms themselves. Any thoughts on the issues in point (3)?

Thanks for reading.


« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 10:03:14 am by Dtutor »

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Hiya,

So you had sex with sex workers, transgender woman and cis woman.

For all encounters a condom was used, oral received but no oral given correct??
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Offline Dtutor

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All women were sex workers.

For all encounters condoms were used.

Gave protected oral to the trans worker but did not give any to the cis women. Also learned that trans worker not on prep
« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 08:18:01 pm by Dtutor »

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Hiya,

The persons PrEP status doesn't change anything for you.

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 if this obvious issue does not happen.

1) Yes, that's 4th gen. So if you ever do have an exposure, then test at six weeks post-incident with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test and a non-reactive result at that time will rarely ever change. Generally retesting is not needed, although, you could at 3 months if you wish.

2) See above and from what you posted there is no need to test outside of routine.

3) I see HIV stories all the time, toilet seats and even aliens from out of space twice, but stories are not facts.

Continue to use condoms for any intercourse, no exceptions and test out of standard routine at least yearly for HIV & STI's. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention.

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

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get 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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« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 12:42:25 am by Jim Allen »
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