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I need some guidance regarding my test results. I am male 22 bisexual not so sexually active. I had a 2 exposures in a row first, unprotected brief vaginal with a girl i met in a bar, second oral sex on a male. These events happened a with a day's gap from each other. Started developing some symptom(slight fever and sore throat) 29 days after 2nd exposure) please note that these were before my hiv anxiety started so stress cant be the cause. I also got rash, itchy feeling sweating, red and dry eye but after i read about hiv so anxiety might be the cause not sure. I took a test at 41 days after exposure and another one at 66 days both negative hiv1/2. These tests were ab elisa.
What are my risks?
how conclusive are my tests?
Have u seen anybody 66 days negative later pos?
Do my negative tests cancel out symptoms which occured before them?
Your replies would be greatly valued
Thank you for your reply. I understand that guidelines state that 3 months is conclusive but 66 days must mean something or is it pointless? i have read that most people have not seen a neg at this point turn pos later, do you know anyone that did? And if u have knowledge regarding my last question please answer it.
Yes, but experts like doctor hhh consider it conclusive. I know cdc guidelines but so many experts opinions must mean something shouldnt they? And cdc also considers oral sex as low risk but this forum considers it zero risk or no risk.
You have a point there. It may seem very odd but i m actually more concerned about oral than vaginal because the girl i had sex with is a friend's and i got to know her and she assured me shes negative(but i am still suspicious) and and also said she never practices unsafe sex nor is very sexually active but the guy who i gave blowjob to seemed very suspicious and never met me after that event.
PS have you ever seen someone with a negative around 9 or 8 weeks turning positive?
An HIV Antibody test 6 - 8 weeks after any exposure is very near or indeed conclusive as the doctors on this site have stated many times.
However, official guidlines advise that there is no test available guaranteed to pick up 100% of HIV infections before 3 months. If you want to legally exclude HIV infection, they advise you to retest 3 months after any recent exposure.
As i said before i am going to test at 3 month and you r right that a test at 3 months clearly will finish the what ifs but the point of asking these questions is can i be assured that that the purpose of test at 3 month is just to finish anxiety and that i can start relaxing ffrom now.
No incident HIV infections among MSM who practice exclusively oral sex.
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Studies which show the fallacy of relying on anecdotal evidence as opposed to carefully controlled study insofar as HIV transmission risk is concerned:
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There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way. Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk". There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk".
"And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs. " DR HANSFIELD
"I am sure you can find lots of people who believe that HIV is transmitted by oral sex, but you will not find scientific data to support this unrealistic concern..." DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread by touching, masturbation, oral sex or condom protected sex."- DR. HOOK
in the public HIV Prevention forum of MedHelp, TEAK and the other moderators maintain that oral sex in all forms is a zero risk activity. Would you agree with this assessment?
I TOTALLY AGREE / DR GARCIA
"HIV is not spread by masturbation, through oral sex, through kissing or other casual contact." Dr. Hook
"The observation on thousands and thousands of observations is that HIV is not spread by oral sex (of any sort)." DR HOOK
"I would not say your risk ,if he had HIV is "slim to none"- that's too high. I would say they are effectively zero. How much of his ejaculate or other genital secretions you may have swallowed makes no difference. EWH "
"As far as HIV is concerned, there is no known risk of getting HIV from performing oral sex on an infected partner, even if that person's genital secretions get into your eyes or if you swallow." Dr.Hook
HIV is not spread by oral sex, giving or receiving, even if sores, gum disease or blood is present
The fact is that there are no cases in which HIV has been proven to be transmitted by oral sex, including fellatio.. EWH
I got inflammation front side of my right ear my ear kinda feels blocked too. I read somewhere that this kind of oppurtunistic infection in ear is a sign of hiv.is it? Tommorow wouldl be almost 80 days would a result at 80 would be conclusive?
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