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Offline zzgrates

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HIV dna- pcr worry
« on: April 15, 2013, 10:31:47 AM »
Hey, everyone;
First apology; am sorry for the bad English-
Just new to this forum, but I have a concern;
I made a mistake and had mutual masturbation (no condom) with my 'girlfriend', whom later after a few days, I realized she was promiscous.I believe she could have had her private secretions on her hands!
I started freaking out (after about 3 days of the incident), and developed high body temperatures, though had no chills. I asked her to go and test but she let me down- I begun symptom searching,and unfortunately almost all symptoms & signs of ARS have been evident; night sweats, slight sore throat, and currently am having arash on my hands, and on shoulders which comes and goes. note;it's about 45 days post the incident.
Anyway, at 33 days, I went to alocal lab and an hiv dna-pcr test was performed, with a Negative result received after 7 days. This relieved me a bit, but after a day I began to worry again- because 'may be' the lab did not carry out the test and forged the result, though I paid a lot of money for the test.
i had another dna-pcr test (after 40 days), this time at another lab, and am waiting for the results.
friends, what do you think of my negative test, taking note of the circumstances?
I shall let you know of my most current dna-pcr results, but your advice and comments are very highly needed.

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Re: HIV dna- pcr worry
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 10:47:27 AM »
You never had a risk for HIV from any of the activity's you described . No one has ever been infected with HIV from masturbation or in the manner you are concerned about , its just not the way HIV is acquired .

HIV is a fragile hard to transmit virus that is rendered unable to infect as soon as its exposed to oxygen ... The fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the vaginal opening and isn't infectious , so this all adds up to the fact that you didn't have a risk and testing isn't necessary .

  ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, including but not limited to HIV testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine checkups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine HIV tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than HIV. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid HIV infection. It really is that simple!
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Offline zzgrates

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Re: HIV dna- pcr worry
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 06:22:34 AM »
Just as i promised to report my 40 day hiv dna pcr test- it came out negative. this was followed with an antibody test at 60 days- also Negative.
@ Jeff G,  thanks a lot! Anyway,can we finally say that these tests are conclusive and definitive now?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 06:54:18 AM by zzgrates »

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Re: HIV dna- pcr worry
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 07:50:36 AM »
You never had an exposure and had you had one, the test you took was incorrect and is not approved for HIV screening and diagnosing.

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Re: HIV dna- pcr worry
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 08:44:24 AM »
You had no risk. I don't see anything productive in continuing the conversation. If you disbelieve the established science regarding HIV transmission thèn how could you possibly believe the science behind HIV detection?
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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