I'm a female in my 40's. I have been in a monogamous relationship for the past 18 years. and other than a couple than unprotected sexual encounters during my late teens and college years, I pretty much played it safe it safe throughout. But about about three months ago I went to a conference and one of the nights I drank way too much; I met a man and we we ended up in his room and we had sex - at first we used a condom and it broke, but the heat of the moment and fueled with the alcohol it continued afterwards. At one point there was a brief anal penetration. There was no ejaculation. I 'm not going to tell you the anxiety this has brought into my life, just thinking that I could have gotten HIV from this and turn the lives of my family upside down. Doctor this is not a judgement questions, so here are the facts:
I took at Home Acces HIV test at exactly 74 days and it was negative. I think it was good news, is this reliable?. Although you start reading about the 3 month, autoimmune disorders, vaccines, etc, .which leads me to the next question.
My IgMs levels are low (not extremelymy doctor sent me to to an immunology specialists because I have been getting recurrent upper respiratory infections for the past five years (pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus). Although the immunologists specialists felt that the IgM levels alone or anything on my blood work pin point to anything serious , the recurrent infections were a merit to check further. Anyway, in order to check for antibodies against bacteria 5 days before I had the test I had Hib, Pneumovax and Tb Vaccines. Can any of these affect the resultsthe tests?
Doctor any help can be greatly appreciate it..Just want to put this behind me and focus on what happened that let me do this in the first place.
I have learned... so much from this forum in the last couple of moths. Thanks!