1time encounter is sufficient for contract. but as u say, within 2-4 days it can not explore.
Are you referring to PEP which is suppossed to kill the virus if taken within 72 hours?
first u confirm ur stutus. than PEP. stop PEP than test. otherwise Test will gve false result.
Please see my original message. When I went to the hospital, I tested negative, then I went on PEP.
I AGREE everyone are ina panic and obviuosly they think that theirsituation is misunderstood and its easy to say no risk but remember its different people your dealing with and everyone has a different reaction in a situation like this
I think it's time to stop using the 1/1000 chance of infection stat. New research has shown that is seriously wrong as the stat was gotten from long term serodiscordant relationships, where the positive partner had been infected for awhile. In a one-night stand type situation the risk is much higher. See this article for reference. It puts the figure at 1/10. Basically means it is a bad idea to have unprotected sex, which is what Teak was getting at and is I think a pretty obvious point. Dont mean to freak out Mike about this, because there is of course a good chance she was hiv negative anyway in which case there would be no problem.
I agree it's risky and that's why I'm on PEP. Even a small chance was enough to scare my into prevention medication.
I'm going to get myself checked for STD's because if I am negative, I think there's a smaller chance of HIV infection.
Good luck Mike. I hope the PEP isnt too rough on you.
How rough is PEP suppossed to be? I've been on it for 7 days so far. I do feel a little more tired and have some stomach discomfort, but I can deal with that for the obvious purpose the treatment is for (preventing an HIV infection).
Is the PEP side effects suppossed to get worse?
Is there a better HIV test that can give me results sooner? The healthcare in Thailand is really cheap relative to other countries. (ie the PEP pills cost $150 US).
11 days after possible exposure, I tested negative on a home-hiv kit. I know that doesn't mean that much but it makes me feel a little better.
How can u say the u and teak know more that docters?