[Question #7551] Hiv testing advise

1 months ago
Hi I had to buy a set of questions again as we have both been for the hiv duo test this morning waiting on the results. I have one question to mind if her tests come back negative what’s the possible chance of me catching anything in case she is in window period herself and when one is positive but in a window period am I right to say they are very infectious at this stage? The results should be back later this evening or tomorrow morning, I got some information of Terrence Higgins trust and they said that is not true and that no matter what I have to test again at 28 days then at 45 days. It’s lead to further anxiety I’m just waiting on the results so I can close this chapter of my life and concentrate on my family.  If I had symptoms would it antibodies show up in my test as you said last time however why do others say you she. To wait 4 weeks because not enough antibodies can be found in just in a little confusion and had to ask these questions thanks
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
1 months ago
Welcome back the Forum although I'm sad that you felt the need.  I reviewed your recent interaction with Dr. Handsfield and agree with all he said, including his closing comment -  "The chance she was infected but doesn't yet have a positive teat is zero for all practical purposes. Even then, she cannot transmit before her own AgAb blood test is positive."   Thus uf her 4th generation test is negative there is absolutely no risk for infection to you.  When her test is negative, as I am confident that it will be, please accept this as unequivocal proof that you are not at any risk for HIV from the exposure you described and that there is no need for further testing.  The symptoms you describe are not at all suggestive of HIV and your test results prove that they were not due to HIV.  EWH
---
1 months ago
Mine and her test have come back negative, can I close the book here I do not want to fall into a trap to carry on testing out every week as I have in the past a few years back I was fuelling my anxiety. 

1) the little lump above my ear is a little itchy could it be a lymph node?

2) is it true if a girl is negative but in a window period she is highly infectious? 

3) if my penis went into her anus slightly at the opening would you still think I have no chance of being infected as there was no oils or anything ring used. 

4) how confident can I be to carry on sex with my wife. I can’t seem to find a reason to stay away from her now as I have used up all the excuses and it’s causing a big impact on our relationship. 

5) would my test result be positive if I had actually had symptoms or is something else causing these symptoms. I spoke to that they told me to test out longer and I should be testing myself not others 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
1 months ago
This is, once again a repetitive question.  I will provide a brief answers. Before I do I need to once again state that this is with your anxiety is uncalled for and you need to decide on our way to move forward because you we’re not exposed to HIV. No further testing is required

1.  There’s no way I could tell if that is a lymph node or not. Even if it is a lymph node that is a non-specific finding which is not indicative of HIV. If it were due to HIV your test results would have been positive previously.

2.  No.  Your partner would have been positive in her test if she were infectious at the time of your encounter.

3.  Believe your test results. Please set aside your what if questions. You were not exposed to HIV.

4. You can be completely confident that you did not require HIV from the encounter you have described. There is no reason related to that encounter to abstain from unprotected sex with your wife.

5. Your test would have been positive if you were symptoms were due to HIV. The symptoms you are experiencing are due to something else.  There is no need for further testing.

Let me once again point out that your follow-up questions are repetitive. The answers to your questions are not going to change. You were not exposed to HIV in the encounter you described. You do not have HIV. Please be aware that our forum prohibits repetitive, anxiety driven questions. Your current questions fall into that category. You have one follow up remaining. Following that no further questions on your encounter will be entertained. Should you re-post on this topic, your question may be deleted without a response and without return of your posting feet. I say this Purely out of concern for you. EWH
---
1 months ago
Thank you for your expertise and knowledge, I think all my symptoms were related to guilt as the leg pains have gone away, however is it okay to ask a few questions as I just want to finish of the thread I feel much better now. 

1) would you recommend me to test again Evan though she tested negative? 

2) how confident can I be to sleep with my wife again, I learnt from my mistake now and will never put myself in a situation like this. 

3) any symptoms that do come up can I be certain that it’s not related to Hiv.  For example the night sweats and the weight loss carry on. 

4) the girl has stopped talking to me now, I don’t blame her only myself. Your advise has been so good and I really appreciate what you do for many worried people.

Thank you and kind regards. 

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
1 months ago

These are, once again, repetitive questions.  Final responses:

1.  There is no need for further testing related to the exposure you described.

2.  There is no need related to the encounter you describe to hesitate to have unprotected sex with your wife.

3.  Correct.  Any symptoms you note are unrelated to the exposure you have described

4.  Thank you

I hope that the information I have provided has been helpful.  Our Forum discourages repetitive questions.  Further questions related to this encounter may be deleted without comment and without return of your posting fee.  Take Care.  EWH

---