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Good evening Sir. I need your favor ,have sex with hiv positive woman condom broke as i put my panis inside her vagina I withdraw from her within 3 second of condom broke without ejaculate inside her vagina I when to hospital I Startp pep within 24hour of exposure, after finish pep I have body weakness and back pain, I when to hospital I test hiv negative blood from vain at 38days of pep, I have severe headache at 45 day of pep I when to hospital I still test hiv negative blood from vain determine unigol and stak-pak,at 60 days of pep the headache still worried me but I test hiv negative blood from vain, at 66 days of pep I test hiv negative blood from vain 4th generation hiv test .at 75 days of pep I test hiv negative blood from vain, my doctor said my results of hiv test is conclusive at 45days of pep in determined unigol and stak-pak, but I'm still worried some said hiv test is only conclusive after three months windows period, Sir you are the final said about these situations, I forgot to say as I when to hospital for hiv test it'shiv negative and malaria positive I have body weakness at 75 to 77days of pep.

Hi Thanks for your question. Most people living with HIV in Australia are on treatment and sustaining an undetectable viral load (UVL). A HIV positive person with an UVL cannot transmit HIV to a HIV negative person. However, it’s good that you’ve heard of PEP and know how to access it. PEP is effective in preventing HIV transmissions if you think you’ve possibly been exposed to HIV. From what you’ve said, you’ve been tested for HIV multiple times and all the results have come back negative. Yes, tests for HIV can have a window period of anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on your test, but your doctor has confirmed that the test they have provided would be conclusive at 45 days. This means that your HIV negative results would be conclusive of your status. For more information around testing visit our website: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ The symptoms you are describing could be caused by many different things. We recommend seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional, especially if you have been affected by malaria. If you have continuing anxiety around HIV, we would also recommend getting in touch with a doctor or health professional who specialises in HIV so they can sit down with you to talk about any concerns you have.

I am a heterosexual man that is 17 that had unprotected sex with a girl who said she was clear of STDS. I got tested at 3months from 4th gen test ? Is this conclusive

Hi, Thanks for your question. An HIV test can have a window period of between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the test. A HIV test at 3 months would be conclusive of your HIV status. If you’ve continued to be sexually active, we recommend having routine check-ups for HIV and STIs with your doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ If you have any more questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I have a question about the HIV test. Namely you had sex with a condom last week with a boy The boy Was ich negative and takes prep. My question is how long you have to wait until you can take the HIV test. In Germany I had to wait a total of six weeks for the result to be 100%.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Tests for HIV can have a window period of anywhere between 2 weeks to 12 weeks depending on the test. We suggest asking the medical centre providing your HIV test what the window period of their tests are. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ If you are sexually active, we recommend getting tested for HIV and STIs every 3 months with your doctor or local sexual health clinic.

Is 4th combo lab test at 21 and 45 days conclusive? as all came back negative .

Hi, Thanks for your question. HIV tests can have a window period of anywhere between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the test. We recommend getting in touch with the medical centre or sexual health clinic that provided your test to confirm the window period of their tests.

Is it accurate to say someone is clean of HIV after an rapid INSTI and ALERE HIV1/2 TEST as well a negative blood ,P24 Anti Gen , HIV 1 AND 2 antibodys test after the full 28 day regimen of PEP ( I didn't have PEP in system when I tested my last dose was at 4 PM the day previous and my blood was drawn around 3:30 PM that next day )

Hi, That’s a really good question. Firstly, it’s important for us as a community to think about the words we choose to describe HIV and people living with HIV. Some of us may not realise it or give it a second thought, but using words like “clean” when describing a HIV negative status can be harmful and stigmatising towards people living with HIV as it can assume that being HIV positive is “dirty”. Simply saying “HIV negative” or “HIV positive” when describing HIV statuses are much better and allows us to work together towards ending HIV stigma in our societies. You can read more about HIV stigma here: https://endinghiv.org.au/ending-hiv/ending-hiv-stigma/. HIV tests can have a window period of up to 3 months. We recommend getting tested again at 3 months after starting PEP to confirm your HIV status. If you’ve been possibly exposed to HIV again in that time, we recommend getting tested again. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ If you have any more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

Had pep at the 65th hour after exposure, tested negative after pep and three months after exposure. Can I confidently say I am HIV negative?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Yes, you’re HIV test results are conclusive of your HIV negative status as your test at 3 months sits outside the window period. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/. If you are continuing to be sexually active, we recommend choosing a HIV prevention strategy that works for you (condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis or undetectable viral load) as well as getting tested for HIV & STIs every 3 months. You can read more about these effective HIV prevention strategies here: https://endinghiv.org.au/stay-safe/.

Hello there , i just had an unprotected oral sex with a guy, whom I don’t know the status is. When i was performing the oral sex, i realized that i have a cut on my bottom lip and he didn’t cum in my mouth but I didn’t know if there was pre-cum in my mouth, considering this my first time. We also kissed. Is there any chances that i can get HIV?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Kissing is not a way HIV can be transmitted as saliva does not carry HIV. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. The risk can increase if there is cumming in a mouth that has cuts, sores or other STIs present, however, the level of risk would still be considered low. The risk can be different for the transmission of other STIs through oral sex including gonorrhoea or chlamydia, which can often show no symptoms but are easily treatable! We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to get tested for HIV and STIs 4 times a year with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/. If you have any more questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a sexual health nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I had a 4th generation hiv test 22 days after exposure, negative result. Couple days after that had ulcer on lip then couple days after that I loss my appetite, sore throat, headache, sweating easier, white tongue and feeling not like my usual self, this has been on going for about 5 weeks. Do you think this is 100% seroconversion? Can the test pick up infection before symptoms?

Hi, Thanks for your question. HIV tests can have a window period of between 2 weeks to 3 months. This means that for some people who may have been exposed to HIV, this might not show up in a test until 3 months later. We would recommend getting a confirmation test again after the window period. You can read more about testing and the window period on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ The symptoms you are describing and the symptoms for HIV can be very similar to other things, so we can’t be certain by saying this means that there was a seroconversion. If these symptoms have been persisting for the last few weeks, we highly recommend visiting your doctor or health professional for a check-up and further medical advice.

What is the window period for 4th gen test? Is 6 weeks conclusive?

Hi, Thanks for your question. The window period for HIV tests can be anywhere between 2 weeks to 12 weeks, and is dependent on the test and the individual. We recommend getting in touch with the medical centre that provided your test to confirm the window period of their tests.