am i at risk of hiv?please help immideatly
Feb 27, 2014
Hi There 4 month ago i had a protected sex with brand new condom(durex) 1 min oral and maybe 30 seconds of veginal with a expensive sex worker in china, have been tested few times at 2 4 6 9 and 13 weeks(88 days to be exact) they all came back negative same for all other stds. all test was 4th generation(antibody 1/2-antigen24)
i read online it can take sometimes up to 6 month to show! am i at risk? do i need further testing?
i had some symptoms just after exposure like a little swollen glands and eye pain at around 6 weeks.
1-i have high cholesterol and thalasemia can it cause delay with the test? 2- do i need further testing? 3-could i have hiv but it didn't show in the test? 3-has ever anyone tested negative at 88 days and then positive at 6 months?
my immune system has no problem as when ever i get sick or i get a cut on my hands usually becomes good in reasonable time!
Thanks for your help in advance.I would like to donate some money to your website if thats possible too.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based.
The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days. As long as there are no other exposures happened during this time frame than the results are conclusive.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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