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I had a heterosexual encounter with a high risk woman and have been tested at 8 weeks (antibody only) and 11 weeks (p24 ab/ ag), but com to understand that the antigen part of the test is meaningless at this point. My question is two-fold. 1. Can I assume that I\'m out of the woods or do I need to be tested again? 2. Has anyone converted at the 11 week marker to 12 weeks. I also want to mention that I do take an injection of a biologic every 2 weeks and there seems to be some confusion whether or not that would also effect the results. Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thank you, Anonymous
Hi. Although this is a website for men who have sex with men, we can say that here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. You would need to check with your doctor which test they used and the window period of that test. We aren’t doctors here, so can’t give medical advice, so you would also need to check with you doctor about if anything would affect the results.
Hi, during the last 5 months have been a short relationship with an unknown status woman, in this period I had 2 times unprotected vaginal sex and non protected oral for multiple times, the test reference to unprotected vaginal. I have been very worried and even before the end of the relationship I tested (anticorps and antigen) after 7 weeks of the first exposure. I tested again 12 weeks after the first exposure but only 4 weeks after the second and again two days before making the 6 weeks of the second exposure! At this point can I forget this and move with my life? I have been very worried whatever I have, headache, muscular pain I always relate it to HIV.
Hi. Although this is a website for men who have sex with men, we can say that here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. We aren’t doctors here so we can’t give medical advice. So you would need to check with your doctor about which test they used and the window period of that test, and if they think you need a further test.
What are the main drugs used in PrEP (is it only Tenofovir & Emtricitabine only?)? What are the main drugs used in PEP? Does it differs from PrEP?
Hi. The drug approved for PrEP (Pre_Exposure Prophylaxis) is Truvada, and the active ingredients in this are Tenofovir & Emtricitabine. This is currently the only drug approved for this use. Here in Australia, when someone is prescribed PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), they may be prescribed two drugs, and these two drugs may be Tenofovir & Emtricitabine as in Truvada for example, or they may others. And the person may be also be prescribed a third drug, depending on their risk. For more information about PEP, you can visit www.getpep.info
hi, i had unprotected sex with an ambiguous girl. Then I went for testing at 28, 33, 42, 55 and 60 days after exposure, all with 4th generation testing and the result were all negative. May I know if those results were trustworthy? Moreover after the risk at about 2 weeks I had dengue fever which i was required to take medication, may i know if those medication might have affected to my result?
Hi. Here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. You would need to check with your doctor which test they used and the window period of that test. We aren't doctors here, so we can't provide medical advice, so you would need to check with your doctor about dengue fever.
I had a high risk unprotected sex with a guy and found out he got hiv. I was so stressful . I got 1st test at 8 weeks with a negative result by 4th generaton . A second test taken at 10 weeks show out negative. But i am still scare and worry. Do i need to get another test at 12 weeks.
Hi. Here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. You would need to check with your doctor which test they used and the window period of that test.
I had a second hiv test in 10 weeks by 4th generatio . A result show out negative . Is it conclivive yet or do i need to get another at 12 weeks
Hi. Here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. You would need to check with your doctor which test they used and the window period of that test.
deep kissing and HIV
HIV can't be transmitted through kissing. It also can't be transmitted through things like massage, masturbation, handjobs, or hugging.
Hi, I had four protected sex with CSW oversea 4 weeks ago, I had a laverty HIV/STD and allergy test requested by doctor on the 10 days of last encounter, it all came out negative. But now I am experience little sore neck and tiny bump on my lip, would I getting any other test done?
If you had protected sex, this wouldn't be considered a risk for HIV, but it's always a good idea for people who are sexually active to have regular tests for all STIs (including HIV) anyway, but just to be part of a ongoing routine. In terms of testing for HIV, the time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period, and this window period can vary depending on the test. We aren't doctors here, so can't comment on specific tests or symptoms, but we can say that here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. You would need to check with your doctor which test they used and the window period of that test. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. If you have symptoms you are concerned about, it would be best to speak to your doctor.
I had unprotected intercourse 6 months ago I tested all sTls included hiv 3 months mark and 6 months mark tests all negative But I still have symptoms my question is? Do I need another test or this test is conclusive thank you
Hi. In Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. If you have symptoms you are concerned about, it would be best to speak to your doctor.
Two weeks ago I was anally penetrated, momentarily, by about 1-2inches, unprotected- and completely by surprise. I freaked and went to the ED an hour later and started PEP (truvada). One week ago the other guy tested positive to HIV (apparently was negative on previous test 3 months earlier) What are the chances of me contracting HIV from this very brief encounter? Really stressed about the whole thing.
Hi. We aren't doctors so we can't give specific medical advice in terms of the chances of acquiring HIV from the encounter, although as you say it was only very brief. But it's great that you've started PEP so quickly. For PEP to be effective it needs to be started within 72 hours (within 24 hours is best), and taken for the full 28 days, so you've got onto that really quickly. For more info about PEP you can visit http://getpep.info/. If you are anxious about things, and want to about the chances of acquiring HIV from the encounter, you could talk to your doctor or a sexual health clinic. Or if you want to speak to someone about how you're feeling about it, you could speak to Q Life: www.qlife.org.au Free call: 1800 184 527, or contact your local organisations for support or referrals at www.endinghiv.org.au/au/aids-councils/
I tested for hiv at 4 weeks. The website says they test for antibody and antigen. My exposure was oral sex performed on a man. Is this a reliable test in Australia?
Hi. In Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. However, you would need to talk to your doctor to confirm the test they used and the window period of that particular test. However, oral sex is considered to be very low risk for HIV transmission. There is potentially a risk to the person performing oral sex if they have abrasions or ulcers in their mouths, or an STI in their throat, and this is increased if they get cum in their mouth. However, this is still classed as a low risk.
HIV rapid test I went to planned Parenthood and got a HIV rapid test done at 170 days it came back negative are rapid test triable it\'s a finger prick one and how accurate are they thanks
Hi. The time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. Here in Australia, the window period of rapid HIV tests can be up three months. However, you would need to talk to your doctor to confirm the test they used and the window period of that particular test.
Hello I had a sex female with condom but condom had broken. Then after 2 weeks I got severe stomachache and body ache with fever I took medicine and fever and body ache had gone in 2 days but stomachache was still going on.same day I was getting loose motion Next I went to hospital Doc told me that you have stomach infection and he gave me one pain killer injection and one injection for nausea. And I also ask him to get me tested with hiv Then I tested with HIV 1 and 2 but reports was non reactive 0.5 and same day I got one small rash on my hand front side and acne on my face Now I am fine with the help of medicine but rash is there from last 5 days Question Is there any chance to hiv positive Before these symptoms I ate outside very oily and unhinged But new symptoms are coming day by day.
Hi. We aren't able to comment on specific symptoms you may be experiencing as we aren't doctors, you would need to check with your doctor about these. And although this is an Australian website for gay men and other men who have sex with men, we can say that getting testing regularly and after times such as when a condom breaks is a good idea. HIV tests can take some time to be able to detect HIV (if someone has become HIV positive) and this time can vary depending on the test used - you should check with your doctor about what the time for the test they are using.
Im 32 and I had unprotected sex with massage therapist in Thailand it was my first time ever it last only for 30mins I\'m married and worried about my risk I asked the girl if she has HIV and she said she test every month and she is safe please answer this I\'m worried
Hi. Although this is an Australian website for gay men and men who have sex with men, we can say that getting regular tests for all STIs (including HIV) is a good idea for anyone that is sexually active, just as part of a routine. If you have had unprotected sex, it is a good idea to go to a doctor or sexual health clinic to get tested so you know. HIV tests can take some time to detect HIV after someone might have been exposed to it, but your doctor or sexual health clinic will be able to talk to you about that and when to test to get a conclusive result.
Hey, can a 4th gen HIV test show results by 5 weeks and 2 days after exposure I know the window period is 6 weeks but is it accurate at 5 weeks and 2 days.
Hi. Yes, in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within six weeks of exposure. (Some laboratory tests that use older technology that test for only antibodies, and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months.) We're not doctors here so can't give specific medical advice. And although the test is able to detect it within six weeks, we understand the six week window period is usually the standard for this type of test to be sure. But you should check with your doctor for their advice.
Four weeks ago I performed oral an a man who claims he is disease free. There was no cum. Am I at risk of catching hiv?
Oral sex is considered to be very low risk for HIV transmission. There is potentially a risk to the person performing oral sex if they have abrasions or ulcers in their mouths, or an STI in their throat, and this is increased if they get cum in their mouth. However, this is still classed as a low risk. Other STIs can be transmitted during oral sex. We would always recommend anyone that is sexually active to get regular tests for all STIs (including HIV), just to be part of a ongoing routine.
I am 24 years old male who went to a massage polorar in China. The lady is around 30 years old. She did a full body massage for me around an hour without any massage oil, and after that she did a hand job for me with no oil as well. During which, she went outside for 5 minutes and I did not what she did during this period of time. After she came back, she did a handjob for me for about 3-4 minutes without any lubrication. After this, I washed my penis with soap. I did not know if her status in terms of HIV or any STDs and I did not know if she had cuts on her hands or she was even bleeding at that time. There is no kissing, no penetration, but I remembered she had licked my back for few minutes. As well as this, I did not know if I have any cuts or wounds on my penis during the handjob. However, I noticed there was a white pimple on my shaft the day after that, and the pimple disappeared 2 days after the massage. Two weeks after, I had a bit of joint pain around my knees and ankles.However, after using heat patches for 2 days, the pain diappeared. I am just wondering if my situation and experiment put myself on the risks of HIV or any possible STDs? (Also I did test myself 15 days after the massage using ICARE Rapid HIV home test kit and got a negative result. Do I need to have another test in the future? Thank you very much for your patitence and your assistance in advance. I am appreciated for your response at your earliest convenience.
Hi. Although this is an Australian website for men who have sex with men, we can say that handjobs are not considered a risk for HIV. You can't get HIV from things like massage, masturbation, handjobs, kissing, or hugging. We would always recommend anyone that is sexually active to get regular tests for all STIs (including HIV) anyway, but just to be part of a ongoing routine. We aren't doctors here, so we aren't able to give medical advice or comment on any specific symptoms or tests you have had, so if you are concerned you could check with your doctor.
I\'m 45 years old male. I got an injection for small throat problem twelve weeks back. In the third week after that I got intermittent and slight raise in body temperature especially in the evenings for four days. Climate also changed at that time to become cooler.On 24th day I noticed a small pea nut sized round pimple like thing on my penile ring.(no itch, no pain, same color like penis head, no puss also). It became small to a pepper size within a day and vanished in one week. For this I took Oflaxacin+Ornidzole tabs and Pnataprazole 40 mg tablets for a week. During the sixth week I got very much anxious and sleepless and got fatigue in day time especially after lunch. On 42nd day I noticed some rashes about 8 nos at the center of my chest (no itch no pain, pink to red in color barely or slightly raised and having a sharp pimple on each of them). They vanished in three days without any medications. I doubt the rashes might be present earlier as I couldn\'t notice due to the hairs in my chest. Are the above indicate symptoms of HIV ARS? (I ask this because I doubt the use unclean syringe during my injection. I\'m rfom India
Hi. We aren't doctors here, so we aren't able to give medical advice or comment on any specific symptoms you have had or treatments you have taken. If you are concerned, you should speak to your doctor.
Hi I am from India had unprotected sex with chicken (Beastality) will I get hiv
If you are concerned about a potential HIV risk, you can ask a doctor about what the risk is. You can also ask them for sexual health check (tests for all STIs including HIV). You can find clinics and doctors in your area here: http://endinghiv.org.au/au/where-to-test/
4th generation blood test in NSW accurate at week 10?
Hi. In Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) use 4th generation lab tests that test for both antibodies to HIV and the virus itself, and can detect if someone has HIV within six weeks of exposure. Some laboratory tests that use older technology (and test for only antibodies), and rapid HIV tests and can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. For a negative result, if you have been tested after the window period of that particular test, and you have had no other risks for HIV in that time, it would be considered a negative result. However, you would need to talk to your doctor to confirm the test they used and the window period of that particular test.

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