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Avatar m tn 6 weeks post: HIV DNA PCR w/ antibody (neg), HCV DNA PCR (neg), STD screen (neg), acute hepatitis a,b,c (neg) 11 weeks post: HIV Rapid blood test (neg) 13 weeks post: HIV DNA PCR w/ antibody, HCV DNA PCR, Acute hepatitis panel. All negative. 14.
Avatar n tn The modern HIV tests are highly relialbe. It is not possible to have HIV and have both negative HIV RNA testing and negative HIV antibody testing at the times your tests were done. I repeat: not possible. And test results always overrule symptoms and exposure history. The tests prove beyond all doubt that you did not catch HIV. Believe the results. You are home free and do not need any additional testing.
Avatar m tn If you tested at 41 days with 4th Generation, it's conslusive. At 41 days with 3rd Generation, a negative is highly (and I mean highly) resassuring, but not quite conclusive. You need to test again somewhere in the 8-12 week range.
Avatar m tn Hook on the STD forum. HIV testing always overrules symptoms and exposure history. There are no HIV types not detected by the tests you had, and there are medical or other conditions that change the timing or reliability of HIV test results. Your results prove you don't have HIV and that something else explains your symptoms. There won't be any further comments or discussion. Also please note that MedHelp does not permit excessive or duplicate questions.
252492 tn?1205612898 Following intercourse (vaginal with man of unknown status) I have had persistent painful generalized lymph swelling - especially in collar bone. I just had a PCR DNA test and HIV test done at 5 months and it is negative, however the docs can't figure out why in the world this is happening and I'm in so much pain - I want to let this go, I want to know what you others who are worried, in pain, and in my situation would do?
Avatar m tn Cyclosporine Opthalmic Emulsion .05%. I have taken two Oraquick home tests and they both came up negative for hiv. Would the Cyclosporine be able to cause a false negative?
Avatar m tn I would advise you to be tested using a blood specimen, not oral fluid, specifically drawn for HIV testing. That will be the only way you will know for sure your HIV status. If you live in the U.S., this can be done anonymously or confidentially through any number of counseling and testing sites, usually a part of the health department structure in your state.
Avatar n tn I know my testing history seems absurd. I have no doubt that I am negative for HIV antibodies. These damn persistant symptoms make me think I am a very very late seroconverter though. You've obviously read my question to Dr. HHH. These symptoms are whats making me still think I'm infected. By the way Teak, I wasn't fingered. I had what turned out to be unprotected vaginal sex. I'm a hetero guy. I know I sound like a freak, I'm just scared like every other WW here.
Avatar n tn that your risk, even before testing was small and with the test results you have, it almost certain that you did not get HIV from the exposures you describe. While I will comment on the facts contributing to my statements, I want to comment before that I am saddened to hear of the reaction and comments made at the clinic you went to. It really was rather unprofessional and that is really too bad. As for your risks, let's put things into perspective: 1.
Avatar f tn you definitely can rely on your negative test results. With all HIV tests in routine use, if testing is done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure, the results outweigh all other considerations, such as exposure history and symptoms. Even if your partner had HIV (statistically, it is unlikely she did) and even if your symptoms were typical (you don't describe them, so I can't judge), the negative oral fluids antibody tests at both 6 and 8 weeks were 100% reliable.
Avatar m tn had protected onenight stand was fingering the girl then touched mouth for brief second to wet hand cought myself then pulled away fast got scared and and got tested at 7 weeks because of anxity and stress all came back neg hiv syphilis clamidia all test do you think i should be ok verry worried
Avatar f tn I have read your posting history and I really think you are creating anxiety over something that is not there. If you don't have any other symptoms, and you tested negative, then it is safe to assume that you do not have any other std. You have to try to find a way to let it go. And always uses condoms so you won't worry yourself to death. My mother has had anxiety issues for many years. It stopped then came back.
Avatar m tn I had an HIV rapid antibody test today which was negative. My recent sexual history is: 13 weeks after unprotected vaginal sex with woman #1 5 weeks after condom protected sex, unprotected oral with woman #2 1 week after fingering a woman (inserted fingers into vagina with possible hangnail) with woman #3 Is this test final, conclusive proof that I DO NOT have HIV? Is any further testing necessary? I'm entering into a monogamous relationship and want to be 100% certain I am HIV free.
Avatar f tn I use almost the exact same wording several times a week in replies on this forum -- that HIV test results always overrule exposure history (no matter how high the risk) and symptoms (no matter how typical for HIV or ARS they seem to be), as long as testing is done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure (typically 4-8 weeks, depending on the specific test or combination of tests).
Avatar m tn You had no risk so there is no point in testing. HIV is instantly inactivated in air and also instantly in saliva so it is effectively dead and can't infect from oral or kissing so you didn't need to test. Do not waste any more time or money testing for a HIV disease you can't have. Only sex risks are unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal and non sex risk is injecting from a shared needle.
Avatar f tn for that reason i am now living in fear of HIV infection.he also licked my *** hole. I did a HIV testing 1 week after that in malaysia and the reault cameback as non reactive.is it to early for testing? I am really worried and its effecting my focus from work.please help. Thank you.
Avatar n tn 2 weeks, all stds -negative Hiv Antibody - negative Hiv Antigen - negative 4 weeks, Hiv Antibody - negative Hiv Antigen - negative 7 weeks, Hiv Antibody - negative Hiv Antigen - negative, I have shown numerous symptoms including massive weight loss, Should i except that these results are conclusive, or do i need further testing?
Avatar n tn As we have said innumerable times on the forum (scan any 10-20 threads for examples), test results ALWAYS outweigh exposure history and symptoms in judging whether or not someone has HIV. Your test results prove you didn't catch HIV during your exposure 4 years ago and is not a possible cause of your wife's fatigue, assuming neither you nor she has had other STD risks. Calling diarrhea and seborrheic dermatitis "symptoms of HIV" is a mistake.
Avatar m tn I looked up that minocycline is an investigatory drug for HIV because it can potentially reduce replication and activation in latent infected HIV cells, primary CD4+ cells. Around 4 months post exposure, I stopped taking this and almost immediately had a strange ache in my knees and elbows, knees especially. In addition, 5 weeks after this, my girlfriend of 3 years (not the potential exposure) got a flu like illness with swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a week of diarrhea.
Avatar m tn gclid=CMSih4ODqpACFQppQgodQ3zhhQ How reliable/accurate is the HDUO HIV testing which includes the p24 antigen test?? Also says instant HIV results are back within 60 seconds! Might travel there tomorrow and get tested if its gonna be worth while. Whats peoples views??
Avatar n tn HIV RNA Undetectable, HIV Antibody Negative 8 weeks: HIV RNA Undetectable HIV Antibody Negative 12 weeks: HIV Antibody and Antigen Negative 167 days: HIV Antibody and Antigen Negative Unfortunately, I continue to struggle with "neuropathic" pain -- namely in my mouth (lower gums) and my ankles / lower shins. It's a tingly sort of pain, with occasional feelings of coldness and vague aches. I worry that this is peripheral neuropathy related to HIV infection.
Avatar m tn Thank you so much for your reassurance. I do have a couple more questions, and I will leave you with no more questions... I had read that ELISA tests were considered the "gold standard" for HIV testing. However, the tests I took were by ICMA and OraQuick. The clinic who ordered our testing through LabCorp assured us ICMA was a 3rd Generation Antibody Blood test, and they also said the OraQuick was very accurate at the timeframe at which we took it. So my questions are as follows...
Avatar m tn I had protected sex 3 weeks ago but was drunk and it was with a random person who's sexual history and HIV status is unknown and because I was drunk I can't remember it fully and fear the condom may have broken, fell off or been taken off during. I am booked in for a test at 6 weeks however not sure if this is right but it's what the clinic did so I'm sure they know what they're doing.
Avatar n tn Hello, Thank you very much for your post and welcome to our HIV forum. From the point of view of HIV infection, I would like to reassure as I agree with the health care worker you consulted. First of all, your sexual encounters did not involve any significant risk of HIV infection at all whatsoever. To confirm that you also had a negative HIV Duo test at three weeks following the last encounter.