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Avatar f tn i am not sure about that one i think that only if something else comes up :)
Avatar f tn t have to be tested by local our doc too) and I came up with the following information that had been updated in 2009. (below) I interpret this information to mean that the military screens for HIV but not for HCV unless it's in the course of donating blood while in the military.
1639331 tn?1302921257 Has anyone have had an HIV infection by an infected lancet? Am I at serious risk/exposure? Do I need testing? I really need some opinion on this. Oh and by the way, after our service in the military, about 4 to 8 WEEKS AFTER THE INCIDENT, i got tested for HIV and it was negative. Do i still need to worry?
Avatar n tn I answered this in military health also. I work in a military medical facility. The only thing the military routinely test for is HIV in both men and women. I have to double check for deployment but other than that, it is once per year. Also, chlamydia is routinely tested for during a woman's annual pap smear. Other than that, the military is not going to pay money for std testing unless you go and complain of symptoms.
Avatar m tn Are there any known effects of various immunizations on the HIV antibody tests? I am in the military and have had an onslaught of immunizations in the past year to include HepA, HepB, Influenza, IPV, Meningococcal, H1N1, PPD, and TDAP. They don't hold back on us these days. Just wondering if anyone has seen any studies involving any of these immunizations and HIV testing.
Avatar f tn // this PDF file says the following : HIV testing of all active duty Sailors and Marines (so called “Total Force Screening”) was begun in late 1985. The Total Force Screening program goal was to test all active duty members at least once within the first 2 years (1985-1987), and again during the next 2 years. Data on newly identified cases of HIV infection among active duty Sailors and Marines from 1986-2007 are shown in Figure 1.
Avatar n tn I know for certain that before his infidelities both he and I did not have HIV or other STDs. As a member of the military he is screened often and has always tested negative. I was tested for HIV as part of my annual female physical exam in January (while he was away on temporary duty) which came back negative. He returned home in March, and we parted ways after he told me about his affairs. I tested negative for HIV and many other STDs 5 weeks after our last sexual encounter.
Avatar n tn Does that diminish the need for testing? Also does being healthy (I run 30+ miles per week) have any affect on HIV and any symptoms? Thanks for your forum!
Avatar n tn I think you already know the answer to your question. for starters, as he is in the military, you know that he was tested for HIV and was negative. If he had HIV, he would have been discharged.. The likelihood that he acquired HIV since he was last tested that even before you consider your exposure you know that he was not infected. Then there is your exposure. Plus/minus penetration, no ejaculation = minimal exposure.
Avatar m tn Military testing is for sure done, This may help ease your mind, but you still put yourself at risk (Low) but a risk is a risk. You will need to test 3 months after you were exposed. You may also test at 6 weeks for a very good indacation of your status. A 18 day test is not good enough. I am sure you did not get HIV from this exposure, but the only true way to be sure and stop worring is to test as detailed above.
Avatar m tn All military personnel are required to have regular HIV testing and are discharged from the military if found to be infected, thus he was probable telling you the truth about his HIV status.
Avatar f tn 3 June 2015, I went to the hospital and the doctors took my blood sample and urine sample to test for STD including HIV and test my urine to see if I did drugs because I got chosen to serve in the military ( military duty for all male citizens above 18 years old and the duration is 4 months). then waiting for 2 weeks, i got accepted and went to a military compound to do my duty.
Avatar m tn how do I proceed with regards to testing? I am unfamiliar with the type and quality of testing regarding HIV. What type of test do I get, and how long do I wait to do it? I would like to get it done as soon as possible. I have no health insurance. How much does whatever tests you may recommend cost? Who should I get it from? Third question: in the near future, I am to go through the Military Entrance Processing Command (MEPS) to gain medical clearance for service in the military.
Avatar m tn 5 months (I also had a western boot done at another clinic), and a final clearview test done at 6 months 5 days. All came back negative. I am a generally health 23 year old military male with no known history of immune problems nor any kind of medication regularly. My questions are, 1. Can I consider myself HIV negative and get on with my life? 2. How risky was my onetime exposer to a girl of unknown background? 3. Have you ever seen seroconversion after 6 months?
Avatar m tn Welcome to the Forum. The exposure you describe did not put you at risk for HIV. The quoted figure for HIV risk, if one has oral sex with an infected partner is less than 1 in 10,000 and, in my estimation that is too high. Some experts state there is no risk at all from oral sex. Neither of us on this site have ever seen or reading the medical literature of a convincing instance in which HIV was passed by oral sex. Furthermore, in your situation you have many reasons to not be concerned: 1.
Avatar f tn It is very clear with currently available tests that results of HIV testing should be considered definitive at 3 months following the last exposure. Your doctor is being overly conservative. You do not have HIV and have not placed your husband at risk. Please don't worry. No need for further testing.
Avatar m tn In view of the sexual lifestyle you have described, I would recommend routine periodic testing (e.g. once a year) for HIV and other common STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis). Testing for other STDs like HSV and hepatitis B isn't usually recommended in settings like this, but might be considered given your lifestyle. However, the risk for all STDs is sufficiently low that I would not recommend testing after any single encounter unless there are symptoms that suggest an STD.
Avatar f tn If I had this for a long time how did not show up in him if we did everything under the sun. I have several questions about Military STD testing because he keep saying I EXPOSED him to Herpes. He also said the doctor emailed and told him his levels were high on Herpes Simplex II and he should wait until next month to be test but didn't have any levels information. Are military results not Positive or Negative and this was a month after I told I was diagnosed. I don't understand.
Avatar m tn People rarely lie about HIV status when asked directly, and the frequency of new HIV infections in gay US military personnel is generally believed to be very low. Such men tend to be very careful; it isn't a fun prospect to be found to have a new HIV infection with the regular HIV testing they under go. But even if he had acquired HIV since his previous negative test, there was no transmission risk from the events described.
Avatar f tn I can tell you this. I was in the service and we got tested once a year for HIV and before deployments. I am not saying he is not HIV neg, but of all the population, I know that people in the military are "safer" than civilian. Another reason they are "safer" is because it is a crime under UCMJ to commit adultary. Does it happen? Sure, but most military folks do not do it often. Get tested for your peace of mind. I would bet it will be neg from this situation.
Avatar m tn Most people do not have STDs, most exposures to infected partners do not lead to infection, and condoms are highly protective for STD/HIV prevention. People in the military are tested annually however I am not sure about medics. On the other hand STDs can be asymptomatic, both in women and in men.
Avatar m tn Said he was in the military and had been tested for HIV and was negative. I was on my period. There was only one contact about 10 to 15 minutes, no ejaculation. However, afterwards I used a tampon, and I am worried that if there was any HIV virus it would have longer exposure due to my use of a tampon. I'm freaking out a little bit. However, I have heard that HIV transmission for one incidence of heterosexual contact is very low. Just looking for some advice and comfort as I bide my time...
Avatar n tn I fooled around with a man from the military. I was wondering if they get routine HIV tests? I had protected sex but he put it in a few times (just the tip). Im very worried about HIV.....Any answers will help.