Hiv Testing

There are different tests available to detect HIV. They may test for antibodies alone or antibodies as well as p24 antigens from blood, saliva or urine of the person. While some tests may give immediate results, some require more time, up to a few weeks.

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Can you get HIV if the condom breaks during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I had protected vaginal sex with a sex worker 15 days back. However, the condom broke and I ejaculated inside her. I asked her whether she was HIV positive and she said no. But, I cannot trust her. I have been having chills all over my body since yesterday. I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse is very low that is 1/200 to 1/1000. Condom tear can be almost similar to unprotected intercourse. If she is negative, then no problem. You can get her tes...  Read Full »

Can getting married twice cause any health problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married 13 months back. I had intercourse with my husband once immediately after marriage and then once again two months back. I also had birth control pill twice. Unfortunately, my husband died in an accident now. Everyone in my family forcing me to get second marriage. If I do so...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You will not get any problem due to second marriage or due to pills you took. Whether it is your first marriage or second, the position for your health will be the same. As far as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), both ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a test to confirm HIV.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex 40 days back. I feel burning sensation in penis for last 1 month. I had HIV test after 12 days of exposure and it was negative. Now, I have severe throat pain and fever even after three days course of medication. What to do? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your HIV tests (human immunodeficiency virus) are not conclusive because none of the test will become positive in 12 days. Your sexologist should have told you this. Please go for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody test and HIV RNA RT-PCR test (reverse transcriptase polymerase ch...  Read Full »

My wife has HIV infection. What are the chances of it affecting future kids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in sexual relationship with my wife since marriage for the past 100 days. Yesterday we both tested and identified that she is HIV positive and I am negative. Is there a high chance that the unprotected vaginal sex with HIV positive woman will result in HIV? Will it get cured in HIV...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not necessary that you are suffering from HIV right now. But, the chances are high if you will not refrain yourself from unprotected sex with your wife. Since the risk of transmission from female to male is less than 0.5 % per act so you might be free right now....  Read Full »

Does three months HIV test considered conclusive?

Query: Hi doctor, I have negative HIV, ELISA test on 54th day, 108th day, 210th day and 260th days. May be all tests are second or third generation tests. I also have done an HIV test with the help of home test kit which shows result in 10 minutes. The result is negative. My questions are what are the ch...  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will answer your query specifically. In your case, the chances of false negative are almost nil. Chances of false negative are high during the window period which extends from three weeks to six months. Usually, a person having HIV has detectable antibody levels by a ...  Read Full »

Is eight days time enough to get through the window period after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an encounter about a month ago and that have put me at risk of HIV. I was out of town for vacation and visited a doctor who prescribed me Truvada and Tivicay as PEP. I finished the 28 days regimen yesterday and tomorrow I have to go for the fourth generation test that has HIV-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wait for another one more week. Antibody usually becomes positive after three to four weeks of exposure and one more thing repeat the test after two more weeks in different laboratories to rule out any kind of possibilities. As per guidelines, two tests from dif...  Read Full »

Is p24 HIV test conclusive after 28 days of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old man. Recently, I was tested for complete STD checkup with TORCH test. I have a few doubts: Are HIV 1 and 2 with p24 duo test after 28 days window period conclusive? My result is nonreactive. I got a positive result for rubella. CMV and HSV 1 and 2 IgG positive but...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fourth generation p24 anti-HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antibody is conclusive after a window of two to three weeks. So a negative result at 28 days is reliable. A positive IgG (immunoglobulin G) for HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and 2 means you have an old in...  Read Full »

Can you get STD from a handjob?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a sexual experience with a massage worker. I am not sure exactly, but she seemed to kiss or maybe spit on to the top of my penis during a hand job. Later she rubbed her vagina across my penis. I moved away but it is completely possible that the end of my penis touched her vaginal l...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The exposure you described was practically not sufficient to transmit HIV virus. Even after having a full-blown penovaginal sex with HIV positive women, the chance of acquiring HIV is less than 0.05 percentage and by this you can calculate your risk. Cannot say ...  Read Full »

Are stomach pain, headache and sweating in head after gay encounter symptoms of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I had a gay encounter with four men in a massage parlor in three different days. In all the four cases we have used condoms but once the condom slipped. In my second and third encounter, I got a lot of blood and that too very dark color blood and something els...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV infection has a window period of one to three months during which the test results can be a false negative. Homosexual exposures have a higher risk of HIV transmission than other modes. According to WHO (world health organization), all test results of HIV are con...  Read Full »

Are the results of Elisa test for HIV screening reliable?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been tested for HIV 1 and 2 many times. My tests are 10 weeks card test negative. 12 weeks Elisa serum test negative. 14 weeks Elisa serum and p24 test negative. 16 weeks Elisa serum test negative. 23 weeks Elisa serum and p24 test negative. Is HIV is still my risk?...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern and I have viewed the images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your HIV screening tests are conclusive. A screening test at and after three months mark from risk exposure is considered final and conclusive. There is no need...  Read Full »

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