|Please answer, this is at least my 5th time asking
Feb 14, 2013
I had insertive anal sex with another male, we used hand lotion as lube, and I know that oil based lubricants have the potential to degrade latex. The sex was brief (20 seconds) and the condom did not appear to break. Does this scenario present a HIV risk?
I developed virtually all the ARS symptoms within the window period, including weight loss, fatigue, rash, oral lesions, white gums, and esophageal candida, which is still present 3.5 months later. The candida has not responded to numerous anti-fungal treatments and I am starting to worry. I had a negative PCR DNA test at 23 days, and a negative EIA at 86 days.
I have hereditary Vitiligo, which is classified as a autoimmune disorder. Could my Vitiligo delay or prevent seroconversion or compromise the PCR DNA Test?
Due to condition and the nature of my symptoms should I continue testing out to 6 months or can I consider myself conclusively negative?
I am a otherwise healthy 22 year old with no other known health problems. I have never experienced these kind of symptoms until 2 weeks after my encounter.
Please help, I live in a relatively rural area and do not currently have access to a infectious disease expert. My tests were ordered online and performed at Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics.
I will make a donation, if my question is answered.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
First, the exposure appears to carry no risk. Second, your tests are accurate and negative. Third, vitiligo is autoimmune but not immunocompromising, therefore, no effect on HIV test performance. Lastly, I would stop testing. You are HIV negative.
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