I will Teak. Thank you and have a nice day!
Move along, you have been advised multiple times that you never had an exposure.
Well Teak, my last post is like a month ago and in between I don't come back for flooding the forum with additional question or comment so I don't feel that I'm posting excessively but that's okay, you're the forum expert and moderator which I respect and comply to. Thanks for your warning because from what you post in your warning section it seems that i have a conclusively negative results and a no risk situation. I'll appreciate that eventhough your information is reflected in the form of warning.
Thank you Teak!
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Just an update and some follow up questions dear Medhelp HIV experts,
Yesterday is 6th weeks after the exposure and I decide to go for a HIV test again since there was some symptoms that made anxious. So 6th week HIV test along with syphillis VDRL and TPHA test are both Non Reactive 0.18 (CMIA Antibody) for Anti HIV and negative for both VDRL and TPHA test.
My concern is that I notice in the 5 to 6 weeks after the incident, my body develop a lump just below my right ear that is tender and not hurt. I don't know whether it is a swollen lymph node (because I'm not an expert and I don't understand the anatomy of human lymph nodes) or just non-worrying lump. It certainly are more than half centimeter.
Another concern is that in my right arm antecubital space, I develop some sort of rash. While the redness of the rash has slowly fading, it turns to be very dry and flaky skin.
Also I just want to ask the accuracy of the 6th week Antibody HIV test, in your opinion does my 6th week non reactive test result is good enough or should I wait for another 6 weeks which will be the 3 months mark to do a test again?
Thank You for your time reading my post and appreciate any responds on this one!!
Nothing Teak, all clear! Thanks for your quick responses. Meanwhile I will learn more about this disease to help the other who is in needed in the future.
Hope the best and God bless all of you!
What part of you didn't have an exposure is it you don't comprehend?"
Yeah I get it Teak! I just try to assure my self since I was quite anxious about it. Just wonder what does the test tell about my status right now and about my ARS symptoms. Appreciate if you can elaborate these things for me although I predict that no risk equals to no testing needed is your response but who knows :)
You never had an HIV exposure.
I appreciate any respond on this one, please allow me to post just one follow up question and I will stop posting until I learn more about HIV and STI's.
2 weeks after this exposure, i've conduct an antibody HIV test by CMIA method (don't know the generation) and come back with non-reactive 0.15 index along with a negative VDRL and TPHA test.
Now my question is how reliable and assuring my CMIA 2 weeks test in determining my status? If my previous symptom is indeed related to ARS then my HIV antibody will be detected right at this test, so does that mean my symptoms wasn't HIV related and it is something else?
Thank You MedHelp!
Thanks for the quick response lizzy!
Alright so now i get it that no penetration during the exposure equal NO RISK for hiv transmission. However how about the other STI's that i mention about? Sorry for asking you again and this will fully answered my concern and i will happily accept it.
hiv is transmitted through…
unprotected vaginal / anal PENETRATION
sharing iv drug works
mother to child
CLEARLY you can see that you had NO risk. nothing that you have described put you at risk for contracting hiv.