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Avatar f tn Dear please tell me .i have no risk can i nead ruther testing please help me.
Avatar f tn My dr wants me to keep testing for hiv. I have lost my job to the anxiety and being sick. Any light that could be shedded on to me I would appreciate. Today I did a rapid test at 7.5 and it was negative. I'm so depressed from this. Please help.
Avatar m tn You had no risk and wasted your time testing for something you can't have. You have no medical training, so not much chance of self diagnosing correctly. Your self-diagnosed "HIV symptom" proved nothing since you don't have HIV, although a condom doesn't protect against std so you could check out the std forum.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone, I have a few questions about testing anxiety while you’re testing for HIV etc.. let’s start. I had a boyfriend (we started our relationship in May and we broke up in September) he was the first person with who I had closer contact ( sexual contact) we were using condoms but we had some moments when my partner was inserting his penis with no condom but then we used them.. we were talking about testing and he said that he was testing and he is clean..
Avatar n tn You had zero risk therefore testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead. Only 3 adult risks are the following: 1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis 2.
Avatar n tn HHH When you refer to 6-week HIV test being 99-100% conclusive, does this include testing with the OraQuick Advanced Oral test? Will both HIV-1 and HIV-2 produce antibodies at the same rate? Thus, does the 6-week timeline hold for both types of HIV? Many people mention a Generation 4 ELISA test. I have done a lot of hunting and have been hard pressed to come up with testing locations for this (including my own GP and the local STD hotline); can you recommend somebody who does these tests?
Avatar m tn We know approximately how long it may take a person to produce antibodies to HIV based on years of data, research and advancements in testing. A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract HIV will show up positive between 4—6 weeks after infection.
Avatar m tn Your first encounter has been conclusively proven by test to be no HIV. Fingering is not a risk for HIV. Only unprotected anal or vaginal which you didn't have. Your symptoms are on no interest to an HIV doctor so see your GP if concerned about infection. You have no medical training and no one here cares about some online article you read anyway.
Avatar n tn Has there been an incidence of someone getting the virus by testing? 3. What kind of needles are used for testing? I saw small individual needles in boxes. Wouldnt that increase the chance of her making mistakes, if she had to use more than one fresh piece for drawing? Are there safeguards in the use of needles? Please reassure me.
Avatar m tn cdc is still having the old regulations and the current tests are very sensitve!.. so 3 month testing is definitely CONCLUSIVE!!.. the doctors in this forum goes with 8 week being conclusive so 3 months is most definite!.. i know the anxiety and the fear.. trust me even ive been **** scared when i was waiting for 12 week testing.. ur result is proof that you are negative.. now just need to move on!
Avatar m tn The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established so there is no detail that you can add that will make any of your encounter a risk for HIV. No one in 40 years of HIV history got HIV from the situation you are concerned about so it is unlikely that it will happen in the next 40 of your lifetime either.
Avatar m tn One thing I do know is that when testing for MS, neurologists may run 3 types of evoked-potential nerve testing, namely auditory evoked potentials (ABR/BER), visual evoked potentials (testing the optic nerve), and somatosensory evoked potentials (testing nerve pathways elsewhere, e.g. from the legs). (I bring up MS only because that's the context where I learned about these forms of nerve testing--I'm not suggesting you have it, Padro.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if a medical professional can further explain to me the difference between Igg testing and Igm testing. What are the other viruses that produce Igm antibodies--specifically, what viruses was my doctor refering to when she stated that the Igm results could have been attributed to viruses such as mono...flu...etc? After researching, I understand that the test I had done has a lot of limitations including false positives.
Avatar f tn I was under the assumption that it was done by someone that had training to read, administer, and council the testing! Did I make a bad choice by testing there??? Now I'm nervous!! Anyone have experiences they can share?
Avatar f tn after 4 weeks from exposure for hiv rna test for hiv 1 and 2. Also done on same day hiv duo combo test. All came back negative. This was done on the 30th day after exposure. I read somewhere that hiv test must be done after 1 month from completion of pep. Are these done test conclusive or i hav to do it again after 1 month from ending of pep medication date? Plz reply in detail.
Avatar m tn So i was tested today, with a rapid blood test that gave me the results in about 45 minutes.everything came out negative (yay), but then the lady that worked at the clinic told me that i should come back for a test at 6 months, because "hiv occurs betwen 3 and 6 months" this had me a little concerned. should i get tested again at 6 months? why does a person working at a clinic have this idea that you need to?
Avatar n tn Dear Dr. Lately I have been causing myself alot of stress. Back in May 3rd, 2011, I had protected sex with a escort with condom slippage. I tested many times out to 5 months. Total of 15 times at about 8 different locations ( 14 rapid antibody tests and 1 RNA test ). I know it's crazy!!! All tests with the same result NEGATIVE. Thank God.
Avatar f tn It is abnormal for you to test multiple times for the same disease so further testing indicates hiv phobia. You don't test 6 times for any other disease so your priorities are mixed up. I have no idea why or even if the nurse said what you claim, however that is immaterial since the reality is 4 weeks is conclusive.
Avatar m tn I am still having pain on my right side and i was just worrying that it might still be Hepatitis B. I got tested for hiv twice once 2.5 months and 5 months after exposure and both were -. I was just wondering for hepatitis if there is a window period like hiv (3months) where the virus may not be detected by tests. My liver test was 6 months after exposure do you think they are reliable? My right side still hurts.... Thanks for the help!
Avatar f tn You did not have a risk in the first place for HIV. Not in any way. Protected vaginal and oral sex are safe sex. HIV is transmitted ONLY through unprotected vaginal or anal sex or sharing of IV drug needles. So, your symptoms are not classic ars and not related to HIV at all. You tested negative on top of this (as you would with not ever having had a risk). You need to move on from HIV for a cause of anything going on in your life.
Avatar f tn You have no medical training, so the first thing to do is stop playing Google doctor and relax knowing that you do not have HIV. You will never relax if you can't accept the 40 year old science and instead insist on inventing your own where the possibility of hidden HIV disease lurks in the back of your mind. If you relax and still think you are sick then see doc, but don't waste time taking any more tests or playing Google doctor since your diagnosis so far is so far off the mark.
233616 tn?1312790796 htm now I just happened to have had this testing done and my results arrived today. to my surprise I was CC on the rs 12979860 and TT on the rs 8099917 it doesn't get any better than that. this means that I should be able to clear with a PI added especially if I keep my IR down and get my Dietary restrictions in place.
Avatar f tn Now it's hitting the 4week mark and i have a sore throat with an earache on my right side, is that a early symptom of hiv? I'm freaking out and I'm worried that I may have it. Please help. I also went to urgent care for the sore throats and earache and was informed it was allergies but I'm not too sure.
Avatar m tn Even if you somehow touched an HIV contaminated needle, HIV is not transmitted by touching or drawing blood OUT of a person. When HIV is transmitted through contaminated needles, it is because contaminated material is injected DEEP into tissue. There is no reason for concern and you resin for you to seek further testing. I hope this comment will be helpful to you. You need to get by your unwarranted fear and move forward.
Avatar n tn ive also had masterbation sessions and protected anal with men. i recently decided to go get a std test and hiv test at planned parenthood and everything came out negative, i didnt have any sexual encounters for 6 months just to be sure i could have a accurate test, i told the nurse that and i was just like i wanted to be sure everything was ok, and she said oh well sometimes hiv is dormant and wont show up on the test. i was in disbelief.
Avatar m tn You had NO RISK for HIV. There is no useful purpose in asking about testing for a disease that you cannot possibly have. Any test you take will be conclusive - and negative - since you were never exposed to HIV.
Avatar f tn You had zero risk therefore testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead. Only 3 adult risks are the following: 1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis 2.