Can i get HIV/AIDS from a HIV test kit?

Can HIV test kit cause AIDS?HIV test kit

Patient: Dear doctor I was asking can I get infected with HIV through rapid test (HIV test kit)  I had because the kit is not approved from FDA or CE but it is approved from UNAIDS and ISO13485 it is iCare test kit.

Doctor: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?

Patient: Yes

Doctor: Anything else in your medical history you think I should know?

Patient: Yes, I had a intercourse from 2 years ago with cw vaginal but I used condom and I had 3 Elisa antibody tests and 2 combo test AG/AB and all turned negative but foolishly I ordered HIV test kit from nexus laboratories it was supposed to be EZ-Trust kit but they send me iCare test kit when I emailed them they said that they replaced there testing kit with iCare test kit instead of EZ-Trust kit when I was performing the test I fool pricked my finger but there was not enough blood in the plastic tube so I drawn more blood again from the pricked finger after I touched the spot of blood spot in the kit can I be infected from the kit? according to this issue I explain.

Doctor: No, you would not get infected through an HIV test.

Patient: That means that the hiv test kit can not infect me cause for my poor knowledge there is antigen in it

Doctor: The DNA testing kit can not infect you. you can not get HIV from an HIV testing kit.


Patient: Even if it is not CE or FDA approved just UNAIDS approved sorry last thing is there difference between the antigen and the virus its self I mean if I contact antigen of virus that does not mean that I contact the virus right ?

Doctor: Yes, even if it is not FDA approved. and just UNAIDS approved. There is a difference between the virus and the antigen itself. Contacting the antigen does not cause infection.


Patient: So I have not contracted anything from the kit thanks doctor your the best doctor in the world 🙂

Doctor: there is no way you contracted anything from this HIV test kit.

HSV risk if condom broke during sex with a stripper?

What is the risk of HSV, HIV in unprotected sex?


Patient: Hello doctor. About 2-3 weeks ago I made a terrible mistake. I went to a strip club with my friends and got really drunk and high for the first time and I wound up getting a blowjob from a dancer and having sex (with a condom but it broke). I have seen many doctors AND an infectious disease doctor. All of them said my risk of HSV from a oral sex encounter is extremely low. Theoretically possible but very very minimal. Hsv 1 does not like the genital area because it resides in another set of nerves. As for the intercourse doctors told me risks for hsv2 is still very very slim.

For males it takes multiple exposures since they don’t have any mucous membranes down there, and the dancer more than likely didn’t have an outbreak as an outbreak would be VERY painful since it lives in the nerves and she wouldn’t be able to dance or have sex. Doctors told me not to worry about asymptomatic shedding as that’s not common and HIV risk is very low, because it is blood borne not really sexual fluids.

They told me she had more of a chance to catch something from me than I had from catching anything from her.It’s been about 2-3 weeks and I have no symptoms. All doctors told me that if I had been infected with hsv I would have had an outbreak by now. First outbreak is almost always in the first few days to first week. I was told if I haven’t had an out break by now, not to worry. Should I listen o my doctors? (Dermatologist, multiple general physicians, and infectious disease doctor)

Doctor: you have been given a mix of correct and incorrect information. Herpes opportunity has lots of good information. 50% of all new genital herpes cases is from HSV1.

your risks for contracting herpes in your penis area from one episode of oral sex is about 4% she has herpes. just because you don’t have an outbreak doesn’t mean you don’t have herpes. herpes can be dormant for years and years without manifesting. you need blood testing to check for antibodies to herpes virus to know if you have herpes in your system.

HIV has about 0.5 in 10,000 of you contracting HIV if she had HIV. super super small odds. Check CDC article.

Patient: A blood test would be accurate at this point for HSV?

Doctor: Blood test to look for antibodies to herpes type 1 and 2 virus is the best way to know if you have herpes. Many patients have cold sores and already have the type 1 herpes virus in their body and antibodies to the herpes virus as well. these antibodies can help protect you against herpes type 1 virus in your genital area.

Patient: Would the blood test be accurate at this point in time? Are my doctors correct about the asymptomatic shedding? Are they right that if the dancer had an outbreak she most likely wouldn’t be able to dance or have sex since she’d be in pain?

Doctor:  you should read this about shedding, Check the Herpes opportunity I sent you earlier.


Herpes can be transmitted with no visible symptoms. Here are the percentages of the time herpes silently sheds the virus based on the HSV type and location (not to be confused with transmission rates).

  • HSV-2 genital 15-30%
  • HSV-1 genital 3-5%
  • HSV-1 oral 9-18%
  • HSV-2 oral 1%

Shedding occurs more frequently during the first 6-12 months of having herpes than it does subsequently due to building up antibodies. Asymptomatic genital HSV-2 infections shed virus about 1/2 as frequently as symptomatic infections. If she had a cold sore in her mouth, it would be painful for her.have you had a cold sore or fever blister in your mouth before? that is most likely caused by herpes virus.

Patient: No I have not. Would the test be accurate? Were my doctors right that she would be in too much pain to dance or have sex? Are they right that my risk is low since I have no mucous membranes down there? Numerous doctors told me it would take multiple exposures.

Doctor: she would be too much in pain to dance or have sex if she had a case of active genital herpes active. If she had oral herpes virus, you have a 4% chance of contracting herpes per year of exposure. so if you had oral sex from her for a year, you would have a 4% risk of contracting genital herpes.

Patient: the singular risk would be minimal? Also is my hsv2 risk low like all the doctors say?

Doctor:  yes, a single oral sex exposure risk would be super super super super small. and your HSV2 risk is super super small. Shedding from HSV2 oral is only 1% shedding rate. you don’t have to worry.

Patient: Just to be clear my hsv 2 exposure via the sex since the condom broke is still low?

Doctor: It is extremely extremely low risk.

Patient: The vaginal intercourse is low risk? Just want to be clear that the vaginal intercourse incident is extremely low risk

Doctor: the risks of spread of herpes to you genitally is 4% risk per year of having sex.

Patient: Hsv2 genital to genital that is?
Doctor: Yes, it is 4% risk of transmission per year of having sex if she has genital herpes in her body

Patient: Ahhh ok so super low risk, especially without active leasions

Doctor: yes, super low risks. look over that herpes opportunities handout. it has good information.

Patient: Thank you doctor so you believe I shouldn’t worry about HIV or HSV from this?

Doctor: No, you should not worry about HIV or HSV from this.

My son has suffered daily for the past 3 years with itching

Patient: My son has suffered daily for the past 3 years with itching over his entire body and at one point covered in hives. He has seen just about every type of doctor except an immunologist. He is currently being treated by a dermatologist in NYC and has been for the past year. He has been on a regiment of antihistamines which have run their course it seems. He just started a prescription for Cellcept. After reading the possible side effects I have been totally freaked out. He started taking this 3 days ago and this morning said he feels worse than ever. His entire body from the top of his head to his feet is bothering him. At one point this dermatologist said his body was producing antibodies that were attacking an infection that was not there. Does this sound right to you, and should he be seeing perhaps an immunologist ? I am sick just watching him suffer every day, going broke with endless medications that don’t seem to work and may possibly do more damage.PLEASE HELP!

Doctor: Hello & welcome to ,

Just wanted to know of a few things before we deal with your answer:

How old is your child

Has any trigger point evaluation been done for him

Any other illness

Have you sought a second opinion


Patient: Hello Dr. James

My son is 27 years old. He has had numerous blood work tests, only factor out of range was TSH at 6.83, done by a few different doctors; GP, another dermatologist who gave him steroids that didn’t work, many topical cortisones until they realized it was systemic. He has been tested for allergies, tried a bland diet of chicken, rice and water for 6 weeks, with no change. Otherwise healthy thank God except for slight thyroid deficiency which he is being treated for with 50 mcg of Levothyroxine.

Doctor:  Your son has ‘chronic urticaria’, which is not amenable to steroids. It is time that why it happens – the ‘trigger’ should be searched and excluded. For this allergen testing is required and common allergens will be tested one by one. Hopefully one shall be found and thereafter your son will be free from chronic urticaria. Sometimes it becomes difficult to know the precise cause and then maybe he will have to see an immunologist.

I am placing a link from the Mayo Clinic’s site on the subject which will provide you more authenticated information. Please have a look.

Best wishes.

Can Doctors write prescriptions after online or telephone visits?

Patient: Is it legal for doctors to write out prescriptions for people they have never met in person, but the doctor has their medical history faxed to him and then they speak over the phone about the issues? Is this a legal way to obtain a prescription?

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Age: 34, Male, Alaska

Already Tried: Reading different laws passed by the courts and such. It seems this is an iffy area, but if the doctor does have a copy of a persons medical records and then has a telephonic conference it almost sounds like this is starting to be taken as a bona fide doctor/patient privilege

Doctor: well it depends on the doctor . some would nt give prescription unless they have seen the patient . other may give out prescription if the patient are referred by some fellow doctor. for an altogether new patient no one should give out prescript.

Patient: would you write the prescription after just a phone visit. Society is getting crazy with all this technology. I could basically have a doctors visit in my house over my web cam.

Doctor: no, i dont.

Patient:  I wasnt asking you to. I was just curious to know where you stood on the issue. It seems to be a good sized battle these days in the courts. People are entering pleas of guilty or not guilty on video court. It just seems like that is the way we are moving in society. So I guess there is no exact right or wrong on that yet? Its just about how you feel ethically doing it at this time and as it becomes more common practice those barriers will break down and it will be normal.

Doctor: well i dont think this will be allowed in near future as the laws are becoming more strict and less freedom for physicians to do what ever they like. Continue reading Can Doctors write prescriptions after online or telephone visits?