I had 2 instances which has given me HIV scare.
- I recently had an road accident where my head got injured. I was bleeding a lot and was unconscious for some time. Some unknown people taken me to hospital for treatment. There was 14 stitches on my head after the accident. In this whole process there might be I may be in contact with some kind of infected blood. My question is can a person get infected when he is bleeding a lot? According to me it will not because the blood is coming out heavily and not going into body stream. What is your opinion?
- After 2 days when I was in hospital after accident I saw some doctor was injecting to one of the patient's back and pulling some kind of liquid in the injection (they called it Tapping). After removing injection doctor used some Betadine solution to put on the patient from a common bottle of betadine (not sure whether the bottle was in contact with the bodily fluid of the patient). After 10 min or so the same bottle was used to apply it on my head injury. Later I came to know that patient was HIV+ and maybe he was having TB.
I have taken HIV Duo (5th Generation) p24 Antigen test after 2 weeks of exposure and the result is Non-Reactive (0.13).
I have also taken HIV Duo (4th Generation) test at 6th week (42 days) and the result was Non-Reactive (0.11).
Now I am more worried about HIV-2. I am from India and in India there is some prevalence of HIV-2.
I know HIV duo looks for both antigen and antibodies but antigen only for HIV-1. Will the test will be able to detect HIV-2 as well at 6 weeks??? What is the window period for HIV-2 antibodies? Can I consider my test conclusive for both HIV-1 & HIV-2 ???
My doctor says there is no need to take the test again. I am married and my wife wants have a baby.
Please help I am very much worried.
Thanks for your question,
I confess, after reading everything you wrote, I'm not sure why you're worried about HIV-2 specifically. There's nothing in your story that is a specific risk for HIV-2. You're grasping as very thin possibilities!
That said, if you're curious about HIV-2 risk, the DUO test covered that.
Hope this helps,