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  • 21 hours ago

    Diagnosis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    Diagnostic laboratories are expected to contribute to the growth of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) diagnosis sector during the forecast period by increasingly buying test kits, assays, reagents, and other equipment. These laboratories offer the benefit of advanced instruments coupled with professionals who can conduct various tests to confirm the diagnosis of HIV infection. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the prevalence of the disease increased by 2.8 million....
  • 1 day ago

    Gail or someone with knowledgable experience on the matter please answer

    I had unprotected sex with a guy over a year ago and was never tested for HIV. What are the odds that I do have it? I asked the guy today if he has anything and his response is Hell no! He then got upset that I do not want to be with him anymore and he made the comment that he does not have it and I probably do but from my boyfriend. As you know this has really caused me great anxiety. I am 100% sure my boyfriend is in the clear. It's the guy from a year ago I am afraid of. If I can recall we....
  • 19 days ago

    HIV 4th Gen (ag/ab) Lab Test

    Dear, I’m a male an on September 21, 2019 I met another male and we had mutual hand job, neck licking & mouth kissing with some saliva exchange. I tested 4th gen at 8, 10 & 12 weeks ALL negative. Furthermore, i asked the other guy to test at 11 & 14 weeks which he did at the same lab and i even checked his results online and they were both negative. My questions, 1- was this encounter HIV risk at all given the mouth kissing and hand to genital contact 2- Were my tests conclusive 3- do....
  • 20 days ago

    Is it possible to have a false negative with oraquick

    Hi I took an oraquick test after having unprotected vagina sex 4 times and one if those times resulted in ejaculation the other 3 times were pull out. This was over a year ago. Today I took an oraquick and it was negative. However the stick did not work at first in the solution so I adjusted while it was still the solution and it began to work. Should I trust my results? I have a blood test too but it takes 3-4 days to process will the blood test show something else?
  • 29 days ago

    I had sex unprotected sex 1.5 years ago and I think I have HIV

    Hello! I had sex a half a year ago with a guy I was in a complicated situation with. I believe we had unprotected sex 3 times that all resulted in pull out. I wasn't worried about having anything until now. I have been seeing the word HIV everywhere and I think it's a sign. What are my chances? I asked him over a year ago did he have anything and he said no. I am freaking out as I feel like I am slowly dying. I have no symptoms whatsoever but I know that can't justify anything
  • 1 month ago

    the worst thing i have done

    I am in dire need of advise over my stupid action..i was in thailand and i had sex with 4 sex workers on different days...i am currently on pep meds now..i need to know the likehood of me catching HIV day 1 i had sex with a sex worker with condom on..she gave me unprotected oral..i felt a little pain from her teeth..i told her to stop..then i put the condom on and we had sex..i didnt ejaculate..the condom was on till the end..then i went to wash and felt no cut or wound on my genital we did kiss....
  • 1 month ago

    4th generation test at 6 weeks and oraquicks before

    Hi I had a unprotected sex exposure on 17th of september 2019, i was insertive top and it was breif around 5 minutes. I had tested negative with oraquick fingerstick method on day 20, 24th, 30, 34, 36, 40 negative all using fingerstick method. Then i did a 4th generation vidas hiv duo ultra ag/ab in the lab at day 45 after exposure negative. I did another oraquick at 48 also negative. Is my 4th generation tests accurate at day 45 days? Should i be concerned? I did not get any symptoms as of now and....
  • 1 month ago

    Low WBC other symptoms

    Recently had a wbc test and came back low on Lymphocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils. Should I be concerned? Recently having issues with not feeling hungry, unintended weight loss, cough and phlegm, top of throat irritated (not a sore throat), and Oral thrush. I did just come off of antibiotics and taking anti fungal and HIV test came back negative. Should I be worried or could this be something else (anxiety?)? Some of these symptoms seem like advanced HIV/AIDS.
  • 1 month ago

    Kissing

    Gail, I made a horrible mistake 11 years ago. I kissed another man at a wayside rest room we briefly touched tongues and the kissed last a few seconds. Should I be tested? Please help me! Thank you for your time and efforts.
  • 1 month ago

    HIV Risk from Red-Brown Stains in Pillow in A Spa

    Hello! I went for a massage in a spa few days ago and while I was preparing for the massage and lying on my stomach, I noticed two dark brown spots or stains in the pillow case which actually touched my lips and eyes briefly. Now I was not sure if they were blood spots or other stains from previous clients. I am not also sure if the spa do change the sheets or pillow cases after another client. Not also sure if those stains were wet or dry coz I immediately asked to replace my pillow. What if those....