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Offline Helpless566

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Pep post testing
« on: November 02, 2021, 12:52:05 pm »
I got semen on a fresh wound/cut that was bleeding/fresh.I went to the emergency room and I was given pep. The person who I was masturbating with freaked out after he ejaculated and it got on my wound, he freaked out cause he is positive and told me to go get pep and said thatís a major risk. I was given pep but with no follow up instructions. The clinic I go for a follow up is a low income clinic and they do only do rapid hiv test. I been reading a lot and i donít know  if generations of the test matter and as for the pep affecting the test thereís so much information saying 3,6,8 months and a year to test. I did a four month test on a rapid finger prick one and it was negative. Can that be conclusive? Iím experiencing constant body aches and sore throat.

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Re: Pep post testing
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 01:01:50 pm »
Hiya,

What you posted did not even warrant testing, let alone PEP. You did both anyway and the test result was as expected non-reactive considering you had no exposure and it's conclusive.

So you can relax and move on with your life unless there was an exposure more recently.

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6,8 months and a year to test

20,25 and 30 years out of date information.

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 Ďsafeí 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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Re: Pep post testing
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 10:57:54 pm »
so 3 months is conclusive on a rapid even after taking pep? How about semen on your penis from someone confirmed positive ? 

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Re: Pep post testing
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 11:01:48 pm »
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I did a four month test on a rapid finger prick one and it was negative.

Three months post PEP is conclusive. Although testing at any time or not at all over this specific event would have been conclusive as you had no exposure.

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How about semen on your penis from someone confirmed positive ?

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