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Hello, I had unprotected sex with someone who I highly suspect is HIV positive o. Three weeks after I developed swollen lymph nodes night sweats weight loss a rash and cold sores. Its been three months and I continue to test negative. What other std could cause my symptoms.
Hello. We aren't doctors here, so we can't comment on specific symptoms. 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. And if you are concerned about particular symptoms, you should discuss these with your doctor.
Is my 4th gen antigen and antibody test is conclusive at 32 days of event ?
Hello. We aren't doctors here, so we can't comment on specific tests . 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 antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, 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 what the window period is for the for the test that was used, but it sounds like you may still be within the window period of the test.
HI, I WENT TO MASSAGE IN MELBOURNE AND LATER I FOUND OUT THAT THEY ARE NOT REGISTERED AND ILLEGAL. MASSAGE LADY RUB MY PENUS IN HER GENITAL, LABIA AREA AND I THINK I WOULD HAVE CONTACTED HER FLUID IN TO MY PENUS. ALSO I TOUCHED HER VAGINA AND GOT THE FLUID ON MY FINGERS. FINALLY SHE HAVE ME A HAND JOB. THERE WAS NO PENETRATION AT ALL. I AM WORRIED I PUT MYSELF AT RISK FOR HIV. PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS. I AM REALLY WORRIED.
Hi. From what you've described, that doesn't really sound like a risk for HIV. However, 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. So if you are still worried, you could talk to your doctor and ask for a test if this would put your mind at ease. You can search for places to get tested here: http://endinghiv.org.au/au/where-to-test/
i dad sex with HIV+ guy 10 weeks ago it was oral unprotected i was both with him after 50 day i was negative P24 antegine and today after 8 weeks im negative antibodies is that mean im will not be HIV +
Oral sex is very low risk for HIV. 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. But this is still a low risk. We are not aware of any cases of HIV transmission to the person receiving oral sex. We aren't doctors here, so we can't comment on specific tests. Here in Australia, most laboratory tests (where blood is drawn from your vein and sent by your doctor to the laboratory) test for both antibodies to HIV and antigen - these can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, can take up to three months. This time for a test to be able to detect HIV is called the window period. 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 ask your doctor what the window period is for your tests.
I\'m taking post exposure after I had unprotected sex with HIV positive person unaware of it,till we got tested by using home HIV test and found her positive and a day after that mistake I did consulted and putted into that treatment.so during that treatment I did had another incident a condom broke after it was only 5days left to finished wth that post exposure *supposed to be taken for 30days as the doc said*...my question is that is it a good idea take post exposure 60 days for me not to get infected?
Hi. This is something you should check with your doctor. The Australian national PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) guidelines recommend that if there has been another potential risk for HIV while someone is taking PEP, it may be necessary to consider taking another full month of PEP from the last HIV exposure risk. You should speak to your doctor as soon as you can to see if they recommend taking another month of PEP.
Hello, I had two hiv 4th generation abbot architect tests at 4 months and 9 months. Both were negative but have neurological symptoms.Do i need to retest?
Hello. We aren't doctors here, so we 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 antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, 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 what the window period is for the for the test that was used. If you have symptoms you are concerned about, you should also speak to your doctor about this.
Hi there, I\'ve participated in mutual masterbation with2 different guys at different times. My concern is that I have HSV1 and I don\'t recall having a severe outbreak- what is my hiv risk? Also my gums bleed abit and I deep kissed these guys- risk? I appreciate you helping out this insanely anxious guy!
Hi. What you've described doesn't sound like a risk for HIV. HIV can't be transmitted through masturbation. It also can't be transmitted through things like kissing, massage, handjobs, or hugging. If you are anxious about particular event, it may be worth having a chat to a doctor at a sexual health clinic or a doctor that specialises in sexual health to have a chat about your concerns, so they can put your mind at ease. You can search for clinics in your area on our website here: http://endinghiv.org.au/au/where-to-test/
Hi, I have a question regarding a HIV duo test taken at 48 days post exposure. The result of the 4th generation duo test was negative, but still I am worried the test may not have picked up HIV. I understand that the test looks for p24 and antibodies. So, my question is, at 48 days would there be sufficient levels of p24 or antibodies to be picked up by the test? Also, have you heard of any cases where an individual tests negative at 6/7 weeks and positive at 12 weeks? Thanks
Hello. We aren't doctors here, so can't comment on specific tests, 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 antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, 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 what the window period is for the for the test that was used.
Hi I was tested last approx 10 months ago with a negative result, about 2 moths ago I engaged in receiving oral sex from a man who I\'ve just found out has HIV. I didn\'t even cum at the time and there was no anal penetration- I am in the process of being tested again but I\'m terrified that either I may have contracted something from him or vice versa as I don\'t know how long ago he was tested or how long this person he knows he\'s had 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, we are not aware of any documented cases of HIV transmission to the person receiving oral sex, as you did. 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. But remember, what you described does not sound like a risk for HIV.
Hi guys. Recently I engaged in mutual masturbation several times. We didn\'t ejaculate however, we were masturbating each other. I am afraid if the other guys had precum/blood/sperm on their hand and it transferred to my penis when they were masturbating me. Is there any risks for HIV? Because HIV is transferred through bodily fluid right? Is there any risk? Do i need to get testing due to this? Also, a guy put his finger between my butt cheeks. He didn\'t reach the anus, but just insert one finger between my butt cheeks. Is there any risks for HIV transmission? I am afraid if his finger had blood or cum. His hand was outside before that. After he did that, I quickly pulled up my pants. Please access my risk. I am so scared that I have been thinking about suicide,
Hi. We aren’t doctors here, but based on what you’ve said, this would not be a risk for HIV. HIV can be passed on through bodily fluids (if the person is HIV positive), but these fluids need to be able to enter another person’s bloodstream (such as through anal or vaginal sex without a condom). If you remain worried, you could get an HIV test if you think it would help put you mind at ease. You can search for testing services in your area here: http://endinghiv.org.au/au/where-to-test/ But remember this would be just to put you mind at ease, not because what you’ve described would be a risk for HIV. You could also talk to the doctor about your fears. If you are thinking about suicide, you can contact QLife, a telephone and online counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. It operates 3:00pm to midnight every day in each state around Australia. You can contact QLife at https://qlife.org.au/ or call 1800 184 527, during these times. For outside of these times, you can call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 24. This is an Australian service that provides people having a personal crisis with support and suicide prevention services. The phone number operates 24 hours a day. More information about Lifeline Australia can be found here: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ You can also call a Suicide Callback Service on 1300 659 467.
I have done hiv serology testing on day 25 and 44. Both came as negative. I hope the second test is cmia type. How confident I can be about the negative result.
Hello. We aren't doctors here, so can't comment on specific tests, 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 antigen (the virus itself), and can detect if someone has HIV within 6 weeks of exposure. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, 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 what the window period is for the for the test that was used.
I am a gay HIV positive and Chinese citizen, can I get medical treatments in MEL? Where should I go for help?
Hi. To ask about options for getting treatments in Melbourne, you would be best to speak to Living Positive Victoria. Their contact details are on their website here: http://livingpositivevictoria.org.au/contact-us/
Hi once again thanks for your services I am passing through deep trouble I have performed oral sex with male sex worker and it was unprotected I receive oral from him then I performed anal with condom after 1 week feeling fever my arm skin is burning feeling hot but temp is normal plz help me
Hi. We aren't doctors here so can't comment on specific symptoms you may have. You would need to speak to your doctor about these. But we can say that 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. And we are not aware of any documented cases of HIV transmission to the person receiving oral sex. And if you had anal sex with a condom, this would be classed as safe for HIV.
Hi I have done unprotected oral and protected anal with guy of unknown status now I am feeling fever headache tested but it is showing negative
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. And if you had protected sex, this wouldn't be classed as a risk for HIV. For HIV tests, it can take some time for a test to detect HIV if someone has become HIV positive. This time is called the window period. 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. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, can take up to three months. But remember, oral sex is classed as a very low risk and protected anal sex wouldn't be classed as a risk for HIV.
Hello, may i know is a negative HIV test (4th Gen rapid test) conclusive at day 60?
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. Rapid HIV tests, and some laboratory tests that use older technology, 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 what the window period is for the for the test that was used.
If I was to receive a handjob and women\'s menstral blood came into contact with my penis during the handjob am I at risk of catching HIV and the like?
Hi. This is a site for gay men and other men who have sex with men, so you are best to speak to your doctor about this. We do know that HIV can be found in menstrual blood, if the person is HIV positive, but you would need to check with your doctor about if this particular situation would be a risk.
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.

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