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Also I am doing sex without condom mostly so tell me in details without condom sex is safe or not. Can I have to test HIV or not.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Also I am doing sex without condom mostly so tell me in details without condom sex is safe or not. Can I have to test...
Unless the person you are having sex with has never before been intimate with another partner, you are not exposing yourself to just one person when you have sex without using a condom. When you get together with a partner, you are actually hooking up with all of that person's former partners, and everyone those partners have been with, and so on and so on. Think of it as a pyramid. This is the number one reason that you can catch a sexually transmitted disease (STD) from having unprotected sex just once. Once might mean once, but usually means five, 10, 50 or 100 exposures. When you are sexually intimate with one person, you are exposed to everyone they have hooked up with in their past, and those partners' former partners, and so on.
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Antenatal Maternal HIV Infection - Things You Need To Know About It!

MBBS
HIV Specialist, Nashik
Antenatal Maternal HIV Infection - Things You Need To Know About It!
HIV testing in pregnancy should be done early so as standard care can be taken for the pregnant women. The HIV testing must be repeated in the third trimester, usually before 36 weeks of gestation. This should be done in women with HIV seronegative and also in pregnant women who are at a high risk of developing HIV infection.

Expedited HIV tests should be performed at the time of delivery and labor and this is a must in women who have not been documented for HIV. The results of the test should be available within an hour of the test and the testing should be available 24 hours. In case the results are positive then, infant postnatal antiretroviral and intrapartum drug prophylaxis should be started immediately.

Women who have not been able to get tested for HIV at the time of labor and delivery are suggested expedited screening for HIV. Their screening can be done immediately postpartum or their babies should undergo screening. In case the infant and mother, both are positive, then infant antiretroviral drug prophylaxis should be started immediately. These mothers should avoid breastfeeding their babies, until the supplemental HIV tests are negative. In infants with positive HIV, prophylaxis should be discontinued and antiretroviral drug therapy should be started.

In case of acute HIV infection during pregnancy, that is in the intrapartum period, or during breastfeeding, initial testing can be performed with an antigen/antibody combination immunoassay. If the supplemental test is negative, then an additional test which is the virologic test (DNA, RNA) are necessary for the diagnosis of the HIV infection. If the mother is HIV positive, then this information must be documented in the infant's medical record and also communicated to the infant's care provider.

The knowledge of an antenatal maternal HIV infection allows the:

Women with HIV infection to get the correct antiretroviral therapy along with prophylaxis for the infections, which might occur due to the immunocompromised state of the body. This also prevents and decreases the risk of transmission to their partners.
When there is provision for antiretroviral therapy for the mother during pregnancy and labor along with antiretroviral drug prophylaxis for the baby there is less risk of perinatal transmission of the HIV.
The HIV-infected women should be counseled for a cesarean delivery. The option of an elective cesarean reduces the perinatal transmission of the HIV.
The HIV women should be counseled about the risk of breastfeeding. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Hi, Can we get HIV without intercourse or without oral sex. Do body rubbing and little kissing is risky. Please clarify doctor as m afraid of my exposure with csw.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, Can we get HIV without intercourse or without oral sex. Do body rubbing and little kissing is risky. Please clari...
No, this does not sound like HIV at all. The symptoms would not develop in just 2 days. The earliest would be about 2 weeks. HIV would not be easily spread in the manner you describe (although deep kissing can be a source if there is gum disease or bleeding in the mouth from sores). Also, if there were any genital ulcers from herpes, chanroid, syphilis or other sexually transmitted infection, it could increase the risk of acquiring HIV. Syphilis is an infection that can spread through intact skin (unlike HIV). And frottage (rubbing of the sexual organs together) can spread syphilis (but not HIV). Again, 2 days is too soon for symptoms from that exposure (but may be related to a prior exposure within the previous 60-90 days). Try to practice safer sex with condoms all teh time. Have yourself screened for HIV and syphilis and other STDs and keep healthy.
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PEP Treatment!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
PEP Treatment!
Symptoms that occur soon after the exposure to HIV like persistent headache, diarrhea, body ache, night sweats, swollen gums and lymph nodes, mouth ulcers, rashes, tiredness.

Hi, I had done sex with a prostitute because of my fear on hiv I had take an elisa test and shows 0.29 after 13 days of sex but now I feel abdominal pain ,is there any thing to worry about? Is the elisa test are normal?

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
Hi, I had done sex with a prostitute because of my fear on hiv I had take an elisa test and shows 0.29 after 13 days ...
Elisa test at 13 days is not valid no need to connect hiv with abdoMinal pain if you wan to confirm by test early then after 17 days of exposure go for HIV 1 PRO VIRAL DNA QUALITATIVE test.
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Hi, I got hiv test from Dr. Lal path labs which was negative but out of obvious anxiety I failed to notice if the nurse took out a new needle. I think she used a vacutainer needle but she just took it out of a box. She did not open a new pack or something. Could I be exposed to hiv this way? Do I need testing over this exposure? A detailed answer would be highly appreciated.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hi, I got hiv test from Dr. Lal path labs which was negative but out of obvious anxiety I failed to notice if the nur...
Dear user. Thanks for the question. HIV spread through Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. HIV can not spread through saliva.
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Is HIV report from Dr. lab is conclusive? I have had unprotected sex 2 year back on January 2017. On 4 October 2018 and 10 October 2018 I had got hiv1&2 antibody screening test serum the result of first test was index value 0.07 non reactive and the result of second test was index value 0.17 nonreactive. Is my test from Dr. lab conclusive. i am HIV negative.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is HIV report from Dr. lab is conclusive? I have had unprotected sex 2 year back on January 2017. On 4 October 2018 a...
The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term having to do with how this type of HIV-antibody test is conducted. Values less than 0.90, like yours, are definitively negative. However, none of this applies to you, as you are conclusively HIV negative. YOu are negative for HIV.
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