To make a long story short, I'm 27, male and healthy. I had unprotected anal (homosexual) sex with another male. Being the insertive partner I've heard it was a low risk of transmission, but still possible. At the time of my exposure, he lied and said he was HIV-, 15 days later he tells me he's HIV+ but undetectable. So I immediately scheduled an appointment with my doctor (this was on day 19 post exposure), he said based off the situation he ordered me to LabCorp and performed a PCR test and antibody test; I got the results and it says "HIV DNA NOT DETECTED" and "NON-REACTIVE". He tells me they are pretty conclusive, however still recommends doing another antibody test in 4 weeks (January 4th, 2013). However, I was still told by others that a PCR test isn't always accurate at day 19 so of course I became worried and purchased an at home oral swap rapid test (this was today: 29th of December, which is the 5th week post exposure or rather 34 days). It came back negative. I still am doing an elisa test on January 4th. But I'm still a little on edge. So my questions for you would be:
1.) How accurate is the PCR test on day 19 post exposure, and what is the likely hood that result may change?
2.) How accurate is the Oral Swap Rapid testing on day 34 post exposure, and what is the likely hood that result may change?
3.) Does "undetectable" and being the "insertive partner" decrease the chances of transmission significantly?
4.) I've had no symptoms, except for joint pain and diarrhea that will not go away, no matter what medications or herbal remedies I take. I know HIV cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone, but what is the possibility this is ARS?
Also, I will never again have unprotected sex for as long as I live. This scared has taken more energy than any college exam I've taken.
Thank you kindly,
my story in short, out of sheer stupidity, i ended up having sex with CSW (Bangalore , India) on 22nd Oct. no oral, no kissing,did not touch her vagina.she made me ware 2 condoms at the same time, after a couple of seconds condom broke, may be less the 10 seconds i checked it and was horrified ,during the act she kept her legs closed and i did not cum in her. when asked her about the status she swear on god and said she was clean. after 20 mins washed my genticals with antiseptic liquid .
on 25th OCT (3rd day) ELISA AND PCR -DNA( HIV1 QUALITATIVE PCR, method was real time polymerase chain reaction) both came back NON REACTIVE,NOT DETECTED.
end of 4th week soar throat,feverish felling but when checked 98.7 F. doctor said it was pharyngitis, i was travelling a lot and climate was changing. took medicines for couple of days and it was OK. no rash, no fever,no nodes was swollen,did not check weight, lost apatite had abdominal pain for couple of days.
another test on 6th DEC (45 days) ELISA( method was CIMA (ANTIBODIES ONLY lab told me it was forth generation))- NEGATIVE.
mid of 7th weeks i was out in cold almost whole night, couple of days later i again have throat pain, stuffy nose with very thick yellow phlegm, red eyes with yellow mucus and node under right ear ireetating, don't think it is swollen.
if fell it is a seroconversion as i have read somewhere that some autoimmune disease can cause delay seroconversion ( i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and Alopecia areata taking homeopathy medicine.
now i am dead worried.please help me
1) how accurate is test at 45 days. have seen any one turning positive after this time? what is the time frame are we talking about?
2) is it true that autoimmune diseases causes delay seroconversion?
3) has any of condom broke incidents has ever been infected?
Note : i have no other habits no major illness. please ***** my situation. your feedback will be save a life.
Thanks in advanced for all your help! I had sex with an escort twice on the same night and wore a condom both times. I was a little drunk and was late at night so I didn't check if the condom broke. A couple days later I got real paranoid and convicted myself that the condom broke and was very depressed scared after. I didn't eat or sleep much for about a week. At 11 days after the incident I took an STD panel test and all came back negative including HIV. Still paranoid and anxious I took a HIV DNA PCR test on the 21st day and came back negative as well. I still didn't feel right and took antibody test on the 28th and on the 42nd day after the incident and both came back negative. In total 4 tests all negative, but I'm still paranoid! I've been having side neck pain and I think my glands hurt in my neck and groin and armpit but not sure if its in my mind or because I touch them a lot or if they are actually sore?! As you can tell I am going a little crazy over my "symptoms". I know 3 months is the conclusive date but do you think these are really good indications I am negative? Have you seen results change at 3 months with a PCR being negative at 21 days and antibody being negative at 28 and 42 days? Please help!!
Hello. I am very anxious and a little on edge lately and I'd really appreciate some advice on this subject. I'm a young gay male, and I have made one of the biggest mistakes of my life. I had unprotected sex (I was the "insertive partner/top" with another male. 2 weeks go by, and I find out that he lied to me and he confessed that he's HIV+. This was a one night stand, so I didn't get name/number etc. About 4 days after the exposure, I was diagnosed with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) due to bacteria (e.coli); I was given 2 weeks of antibiotics and it cleared up just fine. Once I found out that he was HIV+, I immediately scheduled an appointment with my physician and did an HIV test; my doctor ordered a DNA by PCR test and ELISA test to be done. This was on day 19 when I tested. I was given the results 1 week later, and came back Negative for the DNA by PCR (no HIV DNA found), and Non-Reactive for the Elisa antibody test. My doctor said these are pretty solid results, but still
recommends another Elisa Test in 4 weeks to be conclusive.. I am now week 4 since the exposure and no symptoms of early HIV infection except for really bad knee joint pain and diarrhea(it won't go away! but was told could be because of anxiety); but I have no fever, no rash, no other "flu-like symptoms". Please let me know if I'm going to be okay... I can't break this news to my family.
- From Texas, USA
my questions are: 1)uniteforsight.org told the people who got hiv positive by westernblot and elisa but among those people 125 out of 259 got false negative by performing traditional rapid test 2) if a person has STD diseases except HIV can any disease cause HIV
11 day's ago i slept with a sexworker and used a condom for the most part. Unfortunately it slipped off 2 times and when we were done i went to throw out the condom and it had blood on it wich worries me sick because i know that chances go way up when there is blood involved. The blood was clearly from her as i did not have cust or anything.
I am worried sick and i have been tring to find the fastest way of getting the fastest and most effective test done. I live in calgary and we are only offered the 3rd generation blood test but there is no way i can wait 3 months. After researching i saw that some clinics in BC offer the 4rth generation EIA and the Pooled RNA NAAT. Is this true if so what are the requiements i need to get it and how much do they cost? I heard that the window period for the 4th gen test is only 16-18 day's...is this also ture?
I had a low risk encounter with a male escort. We used a condom for which I inserted, I did not receive. I am confident that the condom did not break or tear. We performed unprotected oral sex on each other, multiple times, we deep-kissed mutliple times as well. He finished himself, and I did not touch his semen. I did take the condom off to finish myself, so some anal secretions from him may have been on my hand while finishing myself. He swears he is clean, and was tested in September, although I did not see any physical proof.
I had urine analysis done at 7 days for gonherra and clamidiya, which came back negative.
In any case, I took an Aptima RNA test at 10 days, which came back "not detected".
I took a Clearview Stat Pak antibody test at 28 days, which came back negative.
I had my doctor do another HIV RNA (and a RPR) at 33 days, which is today, and I do not have the results yet.
I can't convince myself that I have nothing to worry about, and waiting another 9 weeks is killing me.
Please help with your thoughts and intepretations or the results. Thank you
I recently donated blood, however 2 weeks before I donated i had unprotected sex with a friend. Would the blood bank be able to tell if I had HIV, would they contact me ?
I had sex with a girl then the condom broke and she is HIV positive i took the pcr test after 21 days came positive then after 3 months i took antibodies test came back negative i cant sleep so much depressed