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very concerned hiv risk...help me Doc..

Dear Doc.

First, Sorry my English is bad.

I worried about HIV infection. My event is a week ago. And my story is below.
A 8 weeks ago I was touch woman buttocks and no sexual behavior. (no sex, no kiss, no any contact). But I worried about HIV so I test 5 times HIV rapid test. And test final test with rt pcr. (final hiv tested is 07.08.2009) Concerned about buttocks is complete end.

Now below case is very concerned..

I recheck my rapid tested kit(07.07.2009) in urology hospital. At this time I contacted tested other people kit(the numberof test kit(HIV + syphilis) about 30). At that contact test kit, my hand and finger no wound. And I am just contact plastic(surface) of tested kit.  

(at 07.07.2009) tested kit is 14 hours after last tested because hospital diagnostic or treatment is done at 16:00. I visited hospital early time and I first guest for urology hospital(at 09:00 AM).

I remember that I am not roll eyes. If I roll eyes, may be using clothes. At least finger that contact test kit  is not roll eyes.

Below is my question.
1. If I roll eyes with contact other people tested kit  finger, have I risk for HIV infection and re-test ?
2. I will blood gathering at 07.15.2009 (8 days after contract to other people tested kit), and rna rt-pcr started at 07.16.2009(9th day) then rt-pcr result is reliable and accurate in my case? Frankly speaking, CDC document and does not fit the exact date is concerned (According to the CDC "Another type of test is an RNA test, which detects the HIV virus directly. The time between HIV infection and RNA detection is 9–11 days." )
3. other STD risk zero?

Thank you

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300980 tn?1194929400
I am sorry, I am having a bit of trouble following your question.  I think that rather than "rolling" your eyes, you are referring to "rubbing you eyes".  

Either way, from what I read there is no risk to you of HIV in any way.  HIV is a fragile virus which is only transmitted by sex or by injection into your body.  it is not transmitted by touching or rubbing.  It is also not transmitted by transfer from a person to an inanimate surface (such as the package you refer to) and then on to another person.  Finally, the virus is fragile and does not live well outside of the body.  It is susceptible to drying and to temperatures lower than body heat.  Thus there was no risk at all to you for HIV from any of the activities you describe and no reason for you to be concerned. In your situation I would not have even recommended testing for any of these possible exposures and to get tested repeatedly is both a waste of time and money.

As answers to your specific questions:

1.  No risk for HIV at all.  No need for testing.

2.  There is some variability to when PCR tests become positive.  In general however, they are positive by 14 days after exposure and sometimes sooner. In your case, as I said before, You do not need testing.

3.  No risk for any other STD either.

I hope my comments help.   You do not need to be concerned and do not need testing.  There was never any risk of HIV or STD from any of the activities you described.  EWH
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Dear Dr.

First Sorry, I am not familar with english.

My Situation is above.

14 days after the Contact(09.07.07) the tested kit of other peoples,
I tested(09.07.21) HIV RT-PCR, the result is negative.
and 4 weeks after the contact the tested kit of other peoples,
I tested HIV rapid test(09.08.3), of course result is negative

At this point(14 days RT-PCR, 4 weeks HIV rapid test bothe negative) , I have questions. (the last question)

1. Do I need to more HIV test? (6 weeks or 8 weeks)
2. My test is sufficient for freedom from HIV risk anxiety  ?
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300980 tn?1194929400
You do not have HIV and do not need additonal testing.  You can move on without concern EWH
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A related discussion, Dr Doc...One more Question. was started.
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