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Hi. I just needed to know that should you get an HIV test done after giving someone protected blowjobs many times? I have known a man from the past 5-6 years and from the last 1 year, I have given him maybe 5-6 protected blowjobs and we kissed a lot. After each blowjob, I checked the condom and it was intact and it did NOT tear off. So it was completely protected. Now, Do you think that I should get an HIV test done given that that was my only sexual activity?
HIV is transmitted through body fluids and blood. Using condoms consistantly during oral sex significantly decreases your chances of HIV transmission. HIV also needs direct access to you bloodstream, so I would avoid performing oral sex when there is an active cut/sore on your mouth or recently had dental surgery done. If you are sexually active I recommend getting tested for HIV and STIs... Read Full Answer
Hi, 11 weeks ago i had a potential exposure. Since then i got tested HIV 4th gen ab/p24 ag test at 31 days after exposure. Rapid (tri dot) test at 54 days and another rapid (tri dot) test at 64 days. They are all negative. But i am having symptoms similar to HIV. My symptoms are nausea after 3 days of exposure that i still have sometime, headache after 3 weeks lasted for few days. Joint pain after 6 weeks i still feel that and white tongue after 10 weeks of exposure. Do HIV symptoms appear...
Hi, thanks for your question. Here is some information on the tests that you have done from the Catie website at www.catie.ca/en/fact-sheets/testing/hiv-testing-technologies 'All laboratories in Canada use fourth-generation HIV tests as screening tests. These tests can detect both the p24 antigen and anti-HIV antibodies. These HIV tests are sometimes referred to as antigen-antibody... Read Full Answer
Hi, i asked my doctor to check for HIV and Hepatitis B. The results came back after 8 days. He said everything is normal ( all negative). I asked him if i could see my result for HIV, he showed HTLV 3 non reactive on the result paper. He also said htlv 3 test actually looks for HIV. Is it true? I am confused and really worried. Plz help me. Thank you.
Hi That would not be correct. HTLV-3 stands for (Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 3) and HIV stands for the (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). They are both Retroviruses, but are different viruses. I would contact your doctor and make sure they did do a HIV test for you. The confusion I believe comes from the fact that in the early stages of HIV/AIDS what we now call HIV used to be referred... Read Full Answer
I got tested 6 weeks after a potential incident. Everything came back negative. How accurate would my results be? Should I retest? If so when. I had some burning when I urinated and itching swollen testicles one week after potential exposure so am kind of concerned. I know there are some window periods. I am thinking that most everything would be detectable by the 4 week mark? So chlamydia, ghonorea, and hiv should be fairly accurate by the 6 weeks? Same with Syphillis? I am a little bit...
Hi You would expect most STI tests would give you a good result by 6 weeks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia would give you a final result by 6 weeks. We find that most people with HIV or syphilis would show it in a test by 6 weeks, but we recommend a final test at 3 months just to make sure. A herpes simplex virus (HSV) blood test (IgG) should detect something by 4 months. The herpes blood tests can be... Read Full Answer
Can you get an std if your partner has tested negative?
Hi Your sexual partner would need to have an STI for them to be able to pass one to you. What could happen is they have a negative test but end up having an STI (we call this a false negative test). It’s also possible they could have an STI that was not tested for. The two situations that can come up in regard to testing accuracy are the window period and the quality of the sample. I can give... Read Full Answer