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Hi. M hiv negative and my partner tested positive before we meet. I happened that his precum came around my vulve while we were doing foreplay. Can I be infected? I tested a rapid test after six weeks still says negative.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Most people living with HIV are on treatment and are sustaining an undetectable viral load (UVL), which means they cannot transmit HIV to a negative person. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/. Rapid HIV tests have a window period of 3 months, so we recommend getting another test in 3 months for a conclusive result of your status. If you have more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

experiencing rashes including on my forehead of my penis after condom busted during sex with a person of unknown status tested negative at exactly 3 month via fingers prink rapid test should I consider this conclusive coz am still very worried coz am also experiencing other symptoms.kindly advice

Hi, Thanks for your question. The results from your test are conclusive of your status 3 months ago. In situations where you may be exposed to HIV, you may want to consider using PEP, which is a 4-week course of medication that prevents HIV transmissions that needs to be started within 72 hours of the possible exposure. For more info on PEP: https://www.getpep.info/ The symptoms you’re describing can be caused by many different things. For further medical advice and support, we recommend visiting your doctor or health professional.

Is hiv test accurate at 12 weeks even tho symptoms are there

Hi, Thanks for your question. Your HIV test results are conclusive of your status 12 weeks ago. If you’re experiencing symptoms you are concerned about, we recommend seeking medical advice from your doctor or health professional.

I am extremely concerned about a recent possible exposure to HIV. I know the Australian guidelines say the window period is 3 months, however it is my understanding that an Ab Ag 4th gen test could provide a reliable although not entirely conclusive result at 1 month. Is this the case? Where can I access in Sydney this Ab Ag test without a Medicare card? My state of mind will not let me wait for three full months. Thanks so much. Worried Gal.

Hi, Thanks for your question. If your possible exposure to HIV happened within the last 72 hours, we recommend getting on PEP, which is a 4-week course of medication that prevents HIV transmissions that needs to be started within 72 hours of the possible exposure. You can access PEP through your local sexual health clinic or at the hospital emergency department. For more info on PEP: https://www.getpep.info/ Depending on your test and body, the window period can be between 2 weeks to 3 months. The 4th Generation Combined Antigen/Antibody HIV test is the standard HIV test done in Australia. You can find your nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ For more information, we recommend giving the Sexual Health Infolink a call at 1800 451 624 where a person can answer your questions over the phone.

3 months hiv test conclusive definitive?

Hi, Thanks for your question. HIV tests have a window period of between 2 to 3 months. If you’ve had a test recently, it would be conclusive of your HIV status 3 months ago. For more information on testing and the window period, visit our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/all-about-testing/ You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

What is the window period of hiv is 12 week or 3 month some doctor say 12 week and some say 90 day which one is correct.... What is the difference between 12week ,3month, 90 days.... Sir plz. Tell me..... Last question what is the window period of HIV PEP USEr.....

Hi, Thanks for your question. The window period for HIV tests can be anywhere between 2 weeks and 12 weeks. 90 days, 12 weeks and 3 months are the same periods of time so the different doctors you are seeing are using them interchangeably.

Hi, I was receiving an oral sex with a man last night, no other sexual activities. When I got home I found my penis had two blues from his teeth. Should I take the PEP treatment?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered to be very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. For more information, you can contact the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your question over the phone.

I have been tested more than 3 times no reaction for HIV and am still feeling not ok what’s your advice in regards to my problem?

Hi, Thanks for your question. We recommend visiting your doctor or health professional where they can provide you with further medical advice and support.

Hi, I had a sexual exposure (unprotected oral sex, given and received) and protected sex after with a female. I took a HIV PCR RNA test at 16 days which came back non detectable. I also took a 4th Generation test just after 8 weeks. I have had a sore throat for over a month and went to an ENT Doctor who couldnt find anything wrong, hence why i am still concerned about HIV. Can I consider myself HIV Negative?

Hi, Thanks for your question. If you used condoms as your form of protection, they are highly effective in preventing HIV transmission when used correctly. Oral sex is considered to be very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this could be different for STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. It can take between 4 to 12 weeks for a HIV test to be conclusive. If you would like to know if your test is conclusive it is best to talk to the medical practitioner/clinic where the test was administered. A sore throat could be caused by many different things. We suggest seeking further medical advice from your doctor or health professional. You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.