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Hi,I am a 20yr old female. I contracted mono last year around

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Hi,
I am a 20yr old female. I contracted mono last year around fall and have been having frequent yeast infections till now. Upon catching mono i got a yeast infection that came back although I was prescribed Diflucan once..this worries me. I have been seeking to cure my yeast infections naturally. I waited 3 months (well 2 months and 28days) before getting tested for HIV via Oraquick. It came out negative. I have been practicing safe sex and since last year always used condoms. I am about to go in for blood work for HIV becuz Im going to medical school in russia. I am a little bit of a hypochondriac...do you think I should be worried?

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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 5 years ago.

It sounds like your risk for HIV is low- but I would agree with being re-tested.

 

"Safe sex" means different things to different people- ( when during sex condoms are put on, etc) and any exposure to blood or genital fluid carries a small risk- I certainly do agree with regular testing as long as you are sexually active , especially if not monogamous.

 

Good luck.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for your respone. I read that you recommend getting tested at baseline then 4-6 weeks, then 3 months, then 6 months. I got tested at 3 months after "possible" exposure. Are you reffering to oraquik or an antibody test. How reliable is the blood Oraquik-which i used- (not the saliva swab Oraquik)?
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 5 years ago.

The Oraquick test is very sensitive- pretty close to the standard blood based ELISA test.

Personally I usually recommend ELISAs with WB in those that are positive.

 

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