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I have an unprotected vaginal intercourse with sw last month. And I have taken the hiv combo (ag/ab) test 33 days post exposure, 1 days post pep. The results came out is 0.63, non reactive. Does my result can be trusted as I do not have hiv? Is the index value means anything?

Hi, thank you for your question. The best person to talk to about the specific HIV test you received would be the medical practitioner that administered your HIV test. Alternatively, if you live in NSW, Australia, you can call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

I received oral sex from 2 different people, a trans and a woman in Thailand. I was very drunk on each occasion. I have since got what I think is genital warts. I have had a fever and at a later date pins and needs in the limbs. I also get cold sores. What are the odds that i have hiv?

Hi, thank you for your question. The evidence shows that acquiring HIV through receptive oral sex is negligible. This is because saliva does not contain enough of the virus to transmit HIV. You are, however, at risk of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital warts and so on. As such, we would strongly recommend that you get a sexual health check-up from either your doctor or sexual health clinic.

Are we systematically tested for chlamydia during a STD screening? One of my partner declared being positive but I performed a test in your center previously so I guess I am not the one who did infected him.

Hi, thank you for your question. If you went to an a[TEST] clinic and received a blood test, you would have been tested for chlamydia. If you have symptoms we would strongly recommend visiting Sydney Sexual Health Centre to have a sexual health check-up. If you don’t have symptoms and it has been more than 7 days (outside the window period for chlamydia) you can book a sexual health test at a[TEST]. If you are concerned and would like more information, we would recommend you call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

Day 1: Had unprotected vaginal sex. Started PEP and completed 100% as prescribed. Day 22: DUO and DNA PCR test negative Day 29: SOURCE DNA AND PCR as well as DUO test negative. Day 40: my DUO test negative. Am i CONCLUSIVELY 100% SAFE now?

Hi, thank you for your question. The window period for a HIV blood test completely depends on the type of test that was administered. While some tests can provide conclusive feedback within 4 weeks, others can take up to a maximum of 12 weeks. The best person to answer your question would be the medical practitioner that administered your blood test.

I have tested 3 times. RNA test at 10 days and 28 days and 4th gen at 47 days. Am I safe?

Hi, thank you for your question. The window period for a HIV blood test completely depends on the type of test that was administered. While some tests can provide conclusive feedback within 4 weeks, others can take up to a maximum of 12 weeks. The best person to answer your question would be the medical practitioner that administered your blood test.

Is there like a brand of PrEP as I have asked my doc about it and they have no idea what it is and said if I can name a brand they can prescribe

Hi, thank you for your question. It can be hard to explain to a doctor what PrEP is and what it is for when they haven’t heard about it. To make it easier for you, we have a detailed page that covers everything you need to know about PrEP. On this page we also have a link to a letter to print that you can take to your doctor, this should help solve any confusion: https://endinghiv.org.au/blog/talking-about-prep-with-your-doctor/ Alternatively, you can call the PrEP info line on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

Helllo i am women 27 yrs old , am staying in hyd , when am travelling in bus , from one girl hand bag , one needle is prick to me on my hand , no bleeding on superficial it scar is happening, am very fearful about that in case, am i get hiv or hbgs , plz reply to me, am very nervous.

Hi, thank you for your question. From what you have described, it seems incredibly unlikely that you would have been exposed to HIV. The best thing to do if you are really concerned is to seek advice from a medical professional. Alternatively, if you live in NSW, Australia you can call the Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624.

So I went on a date on December 1st. And the date went really well. After dinner we went to his house and watched a movie. Long story short I gave oral sex to him. I dknow he didn’t ejaculate into my mouth but I do remember a salty taste at one point giving a bj. I believe it might of been precum. After dating a few times after that I found out he was undetectable but still hiv positive. When I confronted him on the subject he said he was on medication for the virus. Am I at risk for hiv ?

Hi, thank you for your question. You are not considered to be at risk for HIV by giving oral sex. On top of this, if someone is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load, it is not possible for them to pass on the virus to their sexual partners. This is because there is not enough of the virus in their blood for it to be transmitted. To help you understand what this means we would suggest you read the following page from our website: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/

Is it possible for men to donate sperm at a sperm bank with HIV, if they're taking the Prep and have the virus at undectable levels.

Hi, thank you for your question. Surprisingly, we don’t actually have the answer to this question! The best thing to do would be to get in contact with a sperm bank clinic and explain the situation as they would be in the best position to provide you with advice. Sorry we couldn’t provide any more information!