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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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After 2 weeks of protected sex my HIV status came negative, what to do?

See below: If the HIV result is negative that is good. But two weeks after a possible exposure is too soon for antibody tests to be positive. You did not state your prior history of risk factors. If you have any doubts, repeat the test in six months to one year. ...Read more

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I am 23 days post HIV status unknown exposure, which test is best for HIV detection?

I am 23 days post HIV status unknown exposure, which test is best for HIV detection?

PCR: Polymerase Chain reaction for HIV is the best test for HIV detection at this stage. ...Read more

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What are natural product to not take when HIV + status?

What are natural product to not take when HIV + status?

Hard to know: There are no natural products that interact in any negative way with hiv+. That said, the natural product market is by law unregulated and the contents of "natural" products can vary significantly from what is on the label. Many are known to contain lead, arsenic and sometimes pharmaceuticals or dangerous substances. The buyer must beware in this risky market. ...Read more

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How accurate is oraquick oral swab? Should it be used to determine HIV status after 6 months possible exposure?

Nucleic acid test: It is better to get a nucleic acid test. If the result is negative at 6 months after exposure, it would rule out HIV.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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If I had oral sex with a women that HIV status is unknown. Is HIV transmitted through oral sex? Will I get HIV?

Possible if she has: It is always a possibility to contact HIV with unprotected sex, see your doctor, may need at least 6 months follow up ...Read more

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Hello, I have tested 5 times for hiv but 4 are posive 5 are negative what could be the reason and my current status plase help?

Hello, I have tested 5 times for hiv but 4 are posive 5 are negative what could be the reason and my current status plase help?

Doubt HIV, retest: This is an unusual situation. Probably you don't have HIV; most intermittently positive test results are false. But additional testing should be done to know for sure. If you're being seen by a doctor or clinic, discuss it with them. In the meantime, don't be too worried: probably further testing will be negative, and false positive HIV tests do not indicate any other serious health problem. ...Read more

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I had syphilis and got blowjob from HIV unknown status person. I did elfa test at 22nd day. It came negative. How reliable it is?

Get tested again: Even if you have a syphilis chancre, it's hard to get HIV from saliva. You're probably okay, but if you're very worried, get a pcr assay. The antibody assays may not turn by day 22. I'm glad to see that you're becoming more conscientious about your health -- the person who gave you syphilis could have given you HIV as well. Out of respect for yourself and others, please resume using condoms. ...Read more

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After how many days HIV test will give accurate status after exposure by fourth generation ECLIA cobas6000 (combo)hiv p24antigen & HIV antibody1& 2?

After how many days HIV test will give accurate status after exposure by fourth generation ECLIA cobas6000 (combo)hiv p24antigen & HIV antibody1& 2?

HIV Testing: Routine antibody testing for HIV can take three to six months to be fully discernible with testing. If there is a high risk exposure or chance you are infected there is the HIV RNA or dna testing available that will be positive from day 21 and later.

Remember, HIV infections can be prevented after high risk exposure with post exposure prophylaxis. Pep. You need a doctor who knows this! ...Read more

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Is a negative 4th gen duo conclusive at 10 weeks regardless of the other person's HIV status? Odds of results changing at six months mark in january?

Is a negative 4th gen duo conclusive at 10 weeks regardless of the other person's HIV status? Odds of results changing at six months mark in january?

See below: The chance of a different result at 6 months is low, but it would be prudent to get a HIV nucleic acid test at 6 months after exposure.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex ...Read more

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I received blowjob from unknown status of person and got tested with tridot HIV test after 60 days it came negative, is 60 days is enough time or not?

HIV Is Hard To Get: You do not need to be tested for HIV if all the contact was receiving oral sex. Now, if you gave the oral sex and had semen in your throat that would be a different story. ...Read more

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Does level of risk affect HIV testing? . I had unprotected V and A sex with a guy of unknown status over 12 months ago. Tested 4x with home rapid tests

Does level of risk affect HIV testing? . I had unprotected V and A sex with a guy of unknown status over 12 months ago. Tested 4x with home rapid tests

Results conclusive: With the home oral fluids HIV test, the results are conclusive any time after 3 months, no matter how high the risk was at the time. In addition, in the UK a heterosexual "guy of unknown status" is very unlikely to have HIV, so this probably was not an especially high risk encounter, assuming he isn't bi, an IV drug user, etc. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of catching HIV or aids if performing 5min oral sex on female status unknown?

Am I at risk of catching HIV or aids if performing 5min oral sex on female status unknown?

Improbable: There is no indication that cunnilingus (oral sex on a woman) is likely to transmit hiv. There is unquestioned transmission when through semen ejaculated past the tongue to the tonsils and other lymphatic tissue, but salivary enzymes are known to inactivate the hiv. Accumulating definitive data is obviously difficult, but no evidence that cunnilingus does transmit this. ...Read more

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HIV negative following antibody test at 5 weeks post (potential) exposure of unknown status. Can I relax?

HIV negative following antibody test at 5 weeks post (potential) exposure of unknown status. Can I relax?

Not yet: You may get a HIV nucleic acid test in another 6 weeks, if that is negative, you can relax. Antibody tests should be repeated at 3 months, 6 months and a year after exposure. ...Read more

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Am I at risk of gaving HIV if I (male) gave 5 min oral sex to a prostitute female who's HIV status is unknown?

Am I at risk of gaving HIV if I (male) gave 5 min oral sex to a prostitute female who's HIV status is unknown?

Low risk: You're almost certainly not going to catch HIV from this adventure. You have a great chance of catching gonorrhea, and a fair chance of syphilis. Let your physician know if you get a sore throat or an oral ulcer. Life's about choices and I'm glad you found love, in no matter what form. I'm VERY glad you're HIV-aware. Love wisely and carefully. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is HIV negative at 6 mon conclusive or need a test back after 1 year? . I m suffering HIV all symptoms started a week after unknown status girl

HIV is asymptomatic: There is no such thing as HIV symptoms at six months. Any symptoms (which is a rare event) are transient and not persistent in early HIV. You are not HIV Positive. Your test at six months is definitely conclusive. Your symptoms represent something other than HIV. ...Read more

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What are the odds of being hiv infected from a one time exposure with an unknown status man with ejac/vag. I know it's risky but what are my chances?

Depends: If your sexual partner has untreated HIV, then you have a good chance of contracting the infection. There is no way to tell what the probability is since there are so many factors involved. If your sexual partner is not infected by HIV, then your risk is zero. Nonetheless there are STDs other than HIV to consider as well. ...Read more

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Does HIV symptoms occur a week after exposure? I'm NT sure of his status but probably he's clean. But am I having normal flu or a symptome? Been aweek

Unlikely: It takes weeks for symptoms to develop with HIV and thus you likely have a cold. This is a reminder that safe sex practice will likely reduce a lot of anxiety in the future. ...Read more

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Could hiv+ positive children be required to reveal their status?

No.: There is no evidence that they are any more of a danger to the other students than any non-infected student is. The only thing revealing their status will accomplish is to alienate them unfairly. ...Read more

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Does sharing electric shaving machine with someone unknow status transfer hiv?

Possible: Since the shaving machine may get contaminated with blood from each party and may cause abrasions thus facilitating the sharing of body fluids, it is possible for it to transmit hiv. The risk of acquiring hepatitis, especially hep b is much higher. It would be prudent to not share such devices. ...Read more

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Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Varies by state: The answer varies from state to state and from profession to profession. This website provides state by state policy.

http://hivlawandpolicy. Org/resources/view/167. ...Read more

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How likely is it to contract HIV from a guy of unknown status after unprotected sex but no ejaculation?

How likely is it to contract HIV from a guy of unknown status after unprotected sex but no ejaculation?

Depends on locale: There are too many variables at play in this situation and it's not an issue to guess at obviously, one can only contract HIV from someone with the virus. So the odds of contracting it from someone of unknown status depend on the odds of someone having it, which varies by community and lifestyle. Next variable is riskiness of the act... Best get checked and practice safe sex every time. ...Read more

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Is test Conclusive, if HIV tested negative after 5 months using oraquick swab antibody? Or 6 mon test mandatory to know status?

HIV: I would recommend you get retested with a blood test for HIV if you are at risk. Most public health clinics can do the test if you do not have a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do doctors and nurses with HIV have to disclose their status to their colleagues in a hospital? Seems like that should be confidential.

Do doctors and nurses with HIV have to disclose their status to their colleagues in a hospital? Seems like that should be confidential.

No they don't!: Anyone's HIV status should be confidential. Including doctors or nurses. Sadly, as a doctor myself, I can say that many providers don't treat their colleagues' health information as confidential. But you are absolutely right, even doctors and nurses are protected by law from having to disclose any health information unless it could affect their ability to practice safely. ...Read more

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I am ready to pay high amount. Which HIV tests can give the accurate and reliable status after 24 hours of high risk exposure. Please tell?

I am ready to pay high amount. Which HIV tests can give the accurate and reliable status after 24 hours of high risk exposure. Please tell?

HIV: The most accurate test would be an HIV RNA pcr, but the best thing you could do is to see an infectious diseases expert who deals in HIV disease and get anti-retroviral prophylaxis now. That may prevent the onset of acute disease. Go now and hope you are well. Stop having unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Took oraquick test 6wk after protected sex w/ Asian massage lady (status unknown). Read that HIV antibodies form in 2-4wk. Is result likely accurate?

Not definative: There is not a definative date for seroconversionof HIV to be tested for, so generally speaking you should be tested at baseline, 3 mo, 6mo and 1 year. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more