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Hi, one year ago i went to a hiv clinic as a rapid test sales man, there i helped to draw blood from a patient without gloves, nothing bad occured, but then i got worried so i got tested by elisa three months later and it was negative. I forgot that event but remained obsessed about hiv. After that i had a trip to china and went to a legitimate massage parlor and had thai massage. It was not an erotic massage but i guess i slept for some minutes during massage and after that i started to wonder what if that woman inserted my penis into her vagina or sucked it when i was asleep or she did something to me that i cant remember. Because it was my first massage and i couldnt believe there was no sexual act. So three months after that i got ten rapid tests from our company and tested myself and all were negative. But when testing i touched the sample wells of tests and again i got worried if there was virus in tests so after 3 months i got 5 tests from company and tested. This time three test showed lines in both hiv1 and hiv2 regions and two tests were negative. I was shocked so i got 50 tests the next days and tested myself with them during the next 2 weeks and all those 50 tests were negative. I never had a sexual act or drug use or needlestick but still i am worried for these three scenarios especially for those three probably positive rapid tests. The rapid tests dont have fda but are vastly used in asian and african countries and are usaid approved. What should i do?
I talked about these situations to my wife and she told me there is nothing to worry so we had sex during those months. My wife usually doesnt catch cold easily but some weeks ago exactly two weeks after our sex she got fever and soar throat and night sweat. I always tell to myself i didnt do anything risky but i am still concerned. Please help me.
I know you will ask why and here is why, "remained obsessed about hiv"-obsessive thoughts, irrational thoughts- "started to wonder what if that woman inserted my penis into her vagina or sucked it when i was asleep or she did something to me that i cant remember"
And testing as total from what I can count of 60+ tests.
We can't help you with your anxiety and obsession, only a therapist can. This forum can't be of any help to you for that.
Thanks again! I was reassured by your omments, bu my question:
Som days ago i did a normal checkup test including hiv1/2,
In the lab record it was written
Non reactive or = 1
Chemiluminescence highly sensitive method was used
My concern is that
1 what i is the number 0.25 ?
2 Can i be sure i am negative?
3 What if it means that numbers above 1 are negative , an below 1 positive?
The last question
Are always the numbers below the reference numbers like 1, always negative in all tests?
I mean what if in the test i did the numbers below 1 are positive?
I Am not so familiar with mathematical symbols
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