Aids testing centres in johannesburg

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Avatar m tn Hello Doctor, i'm 22 and lately I have been in constant anxiety and feelings of guilt since I had a possible exposure 32 days ago. I had protected sex with a random woman I met at a bar in Johannesburg. Her HIV status is unknown to me. The penetration didn't last two minutes and the condom was on throughout. after ejaculation, I carefully removed the condom and wrapped it in a tissue. I washed off my genitals and that was the end of the act.
Avatar m tn Move on. You've been reported to Medhelp.
Avatar f tn I'm from johannesburg South Africa . Just noticed how different our health systems are.
Avatar m tn Catania JA, Gibson DR, Chitwood DD, Coates TJ. Methodological problems in AIDS behavioral research: influences on measurement error and participation bias in studies of sexual behavior. Psychol Bull. 1990 Nov;108(3):339–362. There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way.
Avatar m tn I have been paranoid for a while thinking of my past.I was sexually active last year(last exposure 9 months back) and had protective sex with 8 prostitutes. I had taken 2 Elisa test and 2 HIV DUO test and one rapid test this year (last DUO and Rapid test yesterday) all of them were negative. I had taken these tests in Bangalore, I am little worried if these test were reliable as i have very little idea on the sensitivity and reliability of the testing centres.
Avatar m tn 1)Hi,my first question is can CMV interfere in Hiv test 2) i had hiv ag/bg combo axsym and vdrl testing which was negative,can the virus be detected in both these test even if you have aids and take the test past 5 years ,im still worried because i had OI which i had mentioned earlier im still nervous about the hiv virus,is it possible it might have turned into full blown aids thats why the results were negative,can you explain what is full blown aids 3)Do i need cd4 count test,please explain
Avatar f tn ) super excited to meet my little love bug!
Avatar n tn Thanks, i was worried that there may have been some outdated test still in use in some parts of the world that was only able to test for full blown aids rather than the early stages of HIV. So i can assume that international testing standards are more or less equal?
Avatar n tn ve read about people running around city centres across Europe injecting unsuspecting people with aids. Also people getting injected with aids in nightclubs, cinemas, phone boxes. What are the odds of being infected if this happens to someone. Are there any stats available?!
Avatar f tn If it helps, before your appointment write everything down and bring it in. Like your symptoms, where the pain is, does it intensify when you are active, what do you do currently to help manage the pain, how long does it last, do you wake up with headaches/migraines, do certain foods you notice make it worst. They will ask you things that you may think have nothing to do with a headache but it may just be a trigger for you that you aren't aware of.
Avatar m tn I am 28 white circumsized male. I am currently on business in Johannesburg South Africa and last week I picked up a black African CSW after a few too many beers. Her status is unknown. I had protected insertive vaginal intercourse and as far as I could tell there were no issues with the condom I provided. I understand my risk for HIV is relatively low from this one time encounter. However, what would my risk be in terms of other stds or stis?
Avatar f tn I just found out about 12 years ago my mate was unfaithful and i have gotten tested recently with an third generation eia antibody test hiv1/2 with reflexes, a rapid blood test, 4 oraquick home tests and all came back negative. But ive read ur post that some people with aids antibodies wont show on those tests. Im very scared that im in that stage and the tests i took arent sufficient enough to know for sure.
Avatar m tn I have seen a post in the community saying that the fourth generation test can completely exclude AIDS after 28 days. I would like to ask the next. After having sex 26 days, did 4 generations test, can you rule out AIDS infection? I wonder if the 26 day fourth generation test is the same as the 28 day fourth generation test? Does it have to be 28 days later? Does 28 days include the day when I have sex?
Avatar m tn Should i get more test done because i experienced pain in testis some time back and buzzing in the penis ?
Avatar f tn I had sex with multiple partners who are working in licensed massage centres. All my encounters were with condoms and I had unprotected oral sex with a lady where she given me oral sex. I used to suck their nipples and fingering them. Do I need to get tested for STD/STI?
Avatar m tn influences on measurement error and participation bias in studies of sexual behavior. Psychol Bull. 1990 Nov;108(3):339–362. There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way. Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk".
Avatar m tn Just under three years ago I had sexual intercourse with a prostitute from an unregulated brothel in Johannesburg ,South Africa.I was slightly intoxicated after whatching a game of rugby and solicited a prostitutes with a peer.Being in experienced i think the condom was not applied properly and I experienced some sores just under the head of my penis.I also experienced a mild fever,chills,runny stomach, swollen nodes around the lower pelvic region and sever joint pains.
Avatar m tn anal sex.....yesterday after one year i had hiv testing which turns to negative.......is that conclusive.....however while taking my blood the nurse fails to take my blood through syringe first time then she took blood from my right arm....what could be reason for this?.....is it possible that syringe might have hiv blood?.....or am over reacted.
Avatar n tn On the other hand, facial MC in AIDS is unlikely to clear up in 2 weeks; indeed even with aggressive treatment, it is very hard to control until immune deficiency is effectively treated with anti-HIV drugs. Perhaps the diagnosis was wrong -- which I hope is the case. Your other symptoms don't help much one way or the other -- chronic recurrent diarrhea and intermittent fever and night sweats are consistent with advanced HIV, but also with innumerable other explanations.
Avatar m tn This subject is discussed here ad nauseum. Anyone is free to decide for themselves when they feel comfortable testing. ON THIS FORUM, we adhere to the official guidelines, the doctors take a more liberal stance. Dr. HHH often posts a few links to posts he's made that explains in detail about testing protocols, and why they give the advice THEY do, and why we give the advice we do. They are a good read.
Avatar f tn um I was with my bf for like a year anyways he left me about a month ago he just left didnt tell me he was leaving I think he may have hiv or aids and has infected me ive been feeling sick for a while off and on but I have not been tested in about a year anyways ive got this rly bad cough and sometimes I feel like its hard to breathe it been like tht for a couple weeks now I dont have insurance and ive been too much of a coward to go to the hospital because im by myself I cnt tell my family...