worried part 2
thx for anwer my quetions.....you said "When considering this activity alone, testing is not essential due to it being a negligible risk, however seeing that you are sexually active, testing is always a valuable practice to consider as it is the only way to find out one’s HIV status"
but I had this the first time sex intercourse that is receiving oral,I have a test after seven days with duo test and non reactive...But i am not sure,When the fastest time can detect an antigen? my fear grow after four days i feel flu but no fever until this days..plz help me thx so much.
Hello, and thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver as your source for HIV/AIDS related information.
Receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk for acquiring HIV; that is, while it's possible in theory, there have been no reported cases of anyone acquiring HIV in this way. In fact, there is an enzyme in saliva that inhibits the HIV virus from entering the blood stream, further reducing the risk of acquiring HIV through unprotected oral sex.
For the 4th Generation DUO test, P24 protein antigens are detectable immediately after infection and only until a person's body begins producing antibodies. Your negative test results one week after the activity are a good indication that you are HIV-negative; however, the DUO test is not considered conclusive until 6 weeks (according to most medical professionals).
Our HIV Testing Guidelines here in Vancouver discuss antibody based testing only, and encourage individuals to re-test at 12 weeks. You may decide to re-test at that time however a negative at 6 weeks with a DUO test is highly unlikely to change.
In regards to symptoms, HIV tends to mirror the symptoms of countless other infections; for this reason, relying on symptoms alone to determine your HIV status is not recommended. Someone who has acquired HIV may get a strong flu-like symptoms that only last a for a few days 2-6 weeks after exposure; others experience no symptoms at all. Getting tested is the only way to know your HIV status & so it is great to hear that you did so. Your test results are accurate and a good indication of your status. If the only activity you are worried about is receiving oral sex, then further testing is not needed.
I hope I've addressed your concerns. If you have any other questions, send us another e-mail or give us a call.
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