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I don’t really remember what happened but if I had unprotected sex 3-4 months ago can I still get tested?
Hi, thanks for your question. Yes, you can get tested now and any test results would be considered accurate now as the incubation times ( time when able to be detected e.g. 2-6 weeks for chlamydia) for various sexually transmitted infections including HIV have been covered by 3 months. You can find an STI testing clinic at https://smartsexresource.com/get-tested/clinic-finder ... Read Full Answer
I recieved a blow job I was not wearing a condom. What are and symptoms of a sti ?
Hi, thanks for your question. It can be hard to tell if you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Many STIs do not always show symptoms. Often, people who pass an STI to a sexual partner do not know that they have an infection. The only way to know whether or not you have an STI is to get tested. Symptoms of an STI may include: Discharge from penis Changes in vaginal discharge Bumps... Read Full Answer
Hello, I have a question regarding HIV - 1 RNA PCR NAAT test taken here in British Columbia. Is this test quantitative or qualitative? What is the test's threshold of copies/mL? Thanks
Hi, thanks for your question. The initial HIV RNA Naat is a pooled Naat test and detects if there is any HIV virus present and result comes back as reactive/ positive/ virus detected or non reactive/negative/ no virus detected. If the HIV RNA pooled Naat is positive, then there is an individual test done to determine the amount or level of HIV virus in the blood and this is called a viral load.... Read Full Answer
What are chances of someone having hiv and not showing up on the tests even after 3 months? I have tested 5 times in past 4 months last one being at 17 weeks which all came back negative but I still have a mild sore throat on and off and my tounge gets really white when I wake up in the morning, also have few rashes on my shoulders and heart racing.
Hi, thanks for your questions. It sounds like you have been really worried about HIV and have done many tests. If your HIV test at 17 weeks post exposure was negative, then this is considered to be accurate to say you do not have HIV. The symptom you describe of heart racing is not a HIV symptom and can be caused by many things such as exercise and anxiety as well as more serious conditions like... Read Full Answer
Hi, I had a protected exposure 3 months ago with a sex worker of unknown status - assumed positive. I have done 4 tests since then all come back negative, last two tests were 8 weeks and 12 weeks (83 days to be exact) after the exposure the index values were 0.23 and 0.62 respectively, now I am a bit worried about the last test as it is significantly higher than the test before. I can't find a clear explanation on what this numbers mean and why they vary, can I consider my results conclusive...
Hi and thanks for question. I am afraid that I do now know what you are referring to when you reference index values. Here in BC, STI results are generally reported to clients and clinicians as positive or negative, reactive or nonreactive, or in the case of syphilis they may attach reference numbers to the results. Sometimes hepatitis results may indicate values, but these tests are not... Read Full Answer