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Hi. Am sharot from Uganda I had possible exposure on 17th July condom broke with man tested HIV positive.at 2nd August I tested, at 14th September non reactive the value number was 0.9,9th October negative they use alert determani rapid HIV test ag/ab, and at 27th October alert determine (ab) negative.my question is do I need to get tested again at 6months? coz I got all symptoms and I still have flu-like symptoms.
Hi, This website is based in Canada, and we cannot comment on the tests you had done in Uganda. I don't know if they are the same tests we use in Canada, or if the tests are different. In Canada, the 4th generation HIV test (AG/AB) is not a rapid test, but a blood tube we send to the lab. This test is 75% accurate at 3 weeks, and 100% after 3 months. We also have the rapid test (called an... Read Full Answer
My lymphosites getting low after unprotected sex now it is only 14% (20-40normal) after 5 months of exposure (vaginal+oral) With unknown lady. But my combo and rapid test at 3&5 months are negative. I have a lot of symptoms diarrhea, extremely fatigue, yeast infection on tongue since 5 months. Is it due to acute hiv infection and RNA PCR helpful for my situation?
Hi It’s not possible for someone to say that someone has HIV because of a low percentage of lymphocytes and the symptoms you described, as this can be caused by other medical conditions and is not specific to just HIV. But I could see why someone would be concerned especially after a sexual risk that could have passed HIV. A HIV test is really specific for HIV and since you did the test... Read Full Answer
have some stupid mistakes in my life and I am paying heavily for this Episode. #1 october 29,2014 I had protected vaginal sex with a female csw.I also french kissed her.Later found the girl HIV +.After 5 weeks I experienced severe flue type illness.Swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck,loose stool,hedeach,severe muscle and joint pain,rash on both arm. I have tested after 3 months with 3rd generation rapid test,after 5 months with 3rd generation elisa, after 6.5 months with 3rd...
Hi It sounds like you are really worried that HIV has passed to you. With what you have written it sounds like you used a condom when you had vaginal sex, which would provide great protection against HIV. The symptoms you have described are symptoms that can be caused by other medical conditions other than HIV. This means it’s not accurate to use symptoms as a way to see if HIV has passed to... Read Full Answer
I read many times that Herpes or HPV are transmitted by skin to skin contact. What does the latter entail exactly? For example, lets say I engage in intercourse with a woman who has herpes but no sores are present. Now for the intercourse I decided to use a condom also for more protection. Does that mean that in order to get infected in this case, a virus can pass on by a simple touch genital to genital or does virus have to be 'massaged' into the body?
Hi If a person you were having sex with has herpes simplex virus (HSV). They would need to have HSV on the genitals at the time you had sex for it to pass to you. If the person does not have HSV sores at the time it is still possible for HSV to be there if there was some asymptomatic shedding (HSV is shedding but person has no symptoms of this taking place) at the time. If someone has HSV, not... Read Full Answer
Good morning, I would like to do a HIV test, I always had protected sex but recently i started having sex without condom with my boyfriend (I take the birth control pill). Should I book an appointment if I want to do the test? Thank you for your time
Hi It really depends on what is the easiest for you and what clinic you want to go to. In BC Canada most clinics would be able to offer HIV/STI testing for example family doctor’s, walk in clinics, youth clinics etc. Some clinics require you to book an appointment before going, walk in only or a combination of appointment and walk in. I would call the clinic you are planning to visit to see... Read Full Answer