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Avatar m tn Well, unfortunately, you had a risk by having unprotected sex with someone who is positive. This doesn't mean you will definitely become infected. You need to test for HIV and be SURE to consistently wear condoms with your wife until you have a conclusively negative HIV test at 3 months post exposure. She also could be at risk for other STDs, so condoms are a MUST!
Avatar f tn hie please I'd like to know the type of HIV testing they use in Zimbabwe and also its window period
Avatar m tn Hie, I feel awful to say this but l committed one silly mistake when l recently travelled to Zimbabwe in Africa on a UN mission. I have a couple of friends l made in Zimbabwe and we had a night out at a bar and brothel in Harare 3 days ago. I had a couple of drinks and l danced with a prostitute. We went to the back rooms and l started to finger her. I usually bite my nails. I fingered her and then she got a condom and put it on me.
Avatar f tn Four months ago I received a blow job from a lady I met in a pub in Zimbabwe. I stopped under 1 minute. since then the idea that I caught hiv plays in my mind. I have been reading the internet and the low risk factor makes me calculate the probability of an infection without getting the answer. I had rash on my shoulders after 2 months. A mild cough and pain in my feet which alternate to cold feeling. Tested diabetes and was fine. Scared of facing the job test. Please help.
Avatar f tn Am a 24 years old man from Zimbabwe who had an unprotected vaginal sex with a CSW sex 12.3 weeks ago. Did have tested at 3.6 weeks using an Elisa Combo test from one of medical laboratory in the country and the result was non reactive, got tested again at 7, 8, 9 weeks at local VCT using an Alere HIV 1/2 antibody kit all negative, at 10.3 weeks had a DNA PCR test which came negative, at 11.6 weeks got another antibody test which came negative and lastly at 12.
Avatar n tn There is no way I can estimate the likelihood that a woman at a massage parlor is infected. If you're in Zimbabwe, it's probably very high; Mumbai, probably pretty high; Tokyo or Los Angles, probably very low. But if she was infected, the risk of transmission from vaginal intercourse without a condom has been guesstimated at 1 in 1000; so with condom, the risk is about zero. Yes, transmission from female to male is less efficient than the other direction.
Avatar n tn So the likelihood a CSW in Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, etc, etc has HIV is very high. Further, most such persons cannot affort antiviral therapy, so they have high viral loads and likely are highly infectious. And the overall rate of other STDs is high (especially herpes), further increasing the chance of transmission. There are plenty of exceptions to all these comments, both in industrialized and developing countries.
Avatar m tn There is a fantastic possibility she is HIV negative. 2. Odds of FTM HIV transmission for a full one episode of unprotected vaginal sex is stated to be relatively difficult, odds are at 1: 1000. You were only unprotected for the time your condom failed. It is usually observed that a male individual who contracted the virus from a female partner through unprotected vaginal sex had multiple unprotected exposures with the same partner. Remember HIV is a fragile virus.
Avatar f tn by transfusion. Peronally, I do regular research in Zimbabwe, where the HIV rates are as high as in Rwanda, and I never even thought of not having unprotected sex with my wife when I returned, and she certainly never raised the issue either. As for his symptoms, diarrhea is not the main symptom of ARS. And of course non-sexually transmitted intestinal infections are very common in travelers to Africa; undoubtedly this is what your partner has had, and that is what he is being treated for.
Avatar f tn Hi I'm really freaking out over the possibility of contracting hiv almost 4 weeks ago. I had unprotected sex with a male African man from Zimbabwe he moved to uk 2 years ago. He claims I'm the only person he's slept with in the uk although I'm not sure I beleive him. Since having sex I've had a few symptoms, sore throat for a few days, a small rash across my feet and some sharp sudden pains in legs and arms which I've never had before.
Avatar f tn I know these are common symptoms of Aids infection buy i took a quick finger pric antibody test at 3 months in Zimbabwe and tested negative at 3 mont5hs dispite raging symptoms.I talked to a nurse in here middle ages and she told me that Aids is not as difficult to catch as people say..it might take longer for my body to respond in producing antibodied and personally knows somebody who took more than a year to develope antibodies.
Avatar n tn The Abbott Determine is an excellent test, which I use in my HIV research in Zimbabwe. I don't know why it doesn't have regulatory approval in the US; probably has to do with marketing decisions, not test reliability. The scientific standards in European and other countries are just as stringent as in the US. (But justanotherone is wrong; FDA approval is required for all diagnostic tests in the US. Well, technically only those for which the test materials are shipped across state lines.
Avatar m tn Let's calculate the odds you have HIV. Let's assume a 1 in 1,000 chance your partner had HIV. (It might be even lower than that, but I'm erring on the conservative side.) Also consider that oral sex, in either direction, has an average transmission rate of 1 in 10,000, if your partner in fact had HIV. (It's actually less than that, I'm being conservative here as well.) From those figures alone, the chance you caught HIV was 0.001 x 0.0001 = 0.0000001. That's one in 10 million!
Avatar m tn I had an encounter with a CSW 2 weeks ago and the condom broke after coming out of her. Please what are the chances of contracting hiv? I am so scared. I want on PEP on the 65hour after exposure which am still on(for 28 days). Please I have been reading online that risks are high especailly when you ejaculate inside the vagina.Please help me.The CSW is from Zimbabwe.
10947 tn?1281407852 Handsfield is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington and is also a Senior Research Leader at the Battelle Centers for Public Health Research, where his research is focused on worldwide prevention of HIV/STD and especially on prevention of HIV in Zimbabwe. Dr. Handsfield’s work has also established the current standards for routine testing of women for Chlamydia, which is the most common STD caused by bacteria.
Avatar m tn So in a way i believe i got exposed probably when i was testing for effectiveness of the condom.My question is what are my chances of HIV infection and also STI infection or i am nw more of a HIV hypochondriac .Probably i need some help. Pliz help since i trust you guys thenx.
Avatar m tn So the likelihood a CSW in Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, etc, etc has HIV is very high. Further, most such persons cannot affort antiviral therapy, so they have high viral loads and likely are highly infectious. There are plenty of exceptions to all these comments, both in industrialized and developing countries. For example, owing to intensive and highly successful education programs in Thailand, the rate of HIV in Thai CSWs is low (much different than 10-15 years ago).
Avatar f tn A friend in Zimbabwe where i used to work has written to me saying she has lost her voice for 5 months. She has seen several ENT docs and says shes taken every med. She had her tonsils removed 4 years ago after histoplasmosis. Shes HIV+ since birth and 22 years old. Its well controlled with no other immune problems. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn can the testing method called Pcr detect hiv as early as one week from exposure and how conclussive is it
Avatar m tn Welcome to he fohrum. It is a pkeasure to respond to a question from Zimbabwe, ehrer I have had some HIV/STD research projects. Condom-protected sex doesn't merely. Reduce risk of STDs in general and urethritis in particukar. It essentially eliminates all risk of urethritis, including gonorrhea, NGU, and chlamydia. Further, azithromycini would prevent or abort all likely causes. Finally, in the absence of urethral discharge, it is very unlikely you have urethritis.
Avatar f tn Though the currently available fourth generation HIV tests are capable of detecting HIV antibodies with more than 99% accuracy after 6 weeks, CDC's recommended guideline remains 3 months. 6 months is an old story and may be in your country they still follow the old guidelines. PCR is not a screening test because it is used for monitoring and tracking of the virus and the efficacy of the treatment, along with other tests.
Avatar n tn 5 months, and have been with each of these partners from one to three times each. Of these partners, 4 were from South Africa, 1 from Zimbabwe, 1 from France, and one is from Ghana, though all are staying in SA. Many of these men I believe to have frequent safe sex but do not have steady partners. Most encounters included some combination of digital penetration, oral sex, or protected vaginal intercourse.
Avatar m tn Dear DR I stay in Zimbabwe and have a female South African friend who stays in Durban. I flew there in May and stayed for a week in a hotel. We got involved for just one. During the process, the condom broke and she felt it in less than a minute. I pulled out, went to the bathroom, thoroughly wash, wore another one and continued. We also kissed a lot before the sex.
Avatar f tn The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your body to fight HIV. Most people develop antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks. The average is 25 days. Ninety-seven percent will develop antibodies in the first 3 months. In rare cases, it can take up to 6 months.
Avatar m tn I was tested for stds after 3 months which came out -VE, but found out that there is no available blood test for hpv .
Avatar n tn hiv is transmitted through : unprotected anal vaginal sex with HIV + person mother to child if she is positive needle sharing
Avatar n tn So far me and my wife are healthy but suddenly i started getting fear of HIV after reading about HIV. I have gone through many posts here and made myself calm that i may not have contracted HIV. But i also read the HIV is differ from person to person of different countries. So please tell me your valuable opinion on my exposure. I am sorry for my bad english. Thank you all.
Avatar n tn 5 months, and have been with each of these partners from one to three times each. Of these partners, 4 were from South Africa, 1 from Zimbabwe, 1 from France, and one is from Ghana, though all are staying in SA. Many of these men I believe to have frequent safe sex but do not have steady partners. Most encounters included some combination of digital penetration, oral sex, or protected vaginal intercourse.