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Offline mars12

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HIV Testing
« on: July 21, 2007, 01:55:35 PM »
Hello,
I had protected sex with a CSW in Amsterdam :'(.But after 3-4 days i got extreme fatigue and white tongue.After this for next 11 weeks I got each and every thing of possible ars including swollen lymph nodes at week 7-8.
at week 11 at got tested with hiv ag/ab and p24 antigen combo test and it was negative for hiv 1 and 2.
now every symptom has gone at week 13 but only dense white coating on tongue is there and some swelling in lymph nodes(neck area).
So what are the chances that the condom has failed and I got the infection ???
If this is possible then my symptoms timing is consistent with ars??
please help me
mars

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 02:00:25 PM »
sorry forgot to add that the fatigue was for around 10 weeks.
mars

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2007, 02:11:37 PM »
Mars,

Your test result is NOT going to change. You did what you're supposed to do - you used a condom. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection.

As long as you haven't had unprotected intercourse you're not telling us about in the past three months, you ARE hiv negative and you do not need further testing.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not need to test over this specific incident, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms and avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann
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Offline mars12

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2007, 02:29:45 PM »
Hello,
Thanks alot for your reply and I will tell you I never had any unprotected sex in my life.
I would never have thought about hiv but when the symptoms started there was no reason to;;;;;;
If you see my symptoms
1-3-4 days got extreme fatigue and white tongue(fatigue continued for 10 weeks and white tongue I still has it.)
2-at week 2-3 got night sweats for 6-7 days with feeling hot all the time.(feeling hot was for 2-11 weeks)
3-at week 6-7 got a big light yellow patch 3 inch with two pimple on it.Pimple is gone but patch is still there at week 14.
4-got swollen lymph nodes at week 8 in my armpit for one day with a bit of pain then pain gone but swelling i am not sure of.after 2-3 days got them below my ears and stilll has it.
4-in week 10-13 felt extreme dry throat.
5-at week 12-14 seen some white thing in my throat for 4-5 days but after gargling it goes.
6- also some pin like itching some times in weeks 2-13.
Now above is the reason why i am thinking about taking a second test.
I will sure do a complete std screening may be next month.
I also need to stop this risky behaviour .......I know...
bye and thanks alot
mars

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 02:40:11 PM »
Mars,

Having intercourse while wearing a condom is NOT risky behaviour - it's smart behaviour. Keep using condoms and you will remain hiv negative.

Your symptoms have nothing to do with hiv infection as you didn't have a risk. If you continue to feel  unwell, see your regular doctor. You do not need further hiv testing at this time. You ARE hiv negative.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline mars12

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2007, 02:47:25 PM »
Hello Ann,
thanks alot for your answer and I really appreciated your response. :)
You are doing a great thing by helping worried persons.
God bless you. :)
mars

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 08:48:14 AM »
Dear Ann,
I got tested again at 16+ week with ag/ab and immuno blot.Both are non reactive. :)
Am I done with testing?
Can any std causes persisting symptoms like this?
thanks and take care
mars

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 08:57:44 AM »
Yes Mars, your tests show that you are conclusively negative. Whatever is causing your symptoms it isn't HIV. We're an HIV/AIDS website, so you should discuss the possibility of other STI's with your doctor.

MtD

Offline mars12

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 10:39:04 AM »
Ok but are you sure that I can get involved in a new relationship after my 3 months test??

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Re: HIV Testing
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 10:52:40 AM »
mars,

Yes, you can get into a new relationship, but you need to use condoms until you also establish your partner's hiv status. We already know YOU are hiv negative, but the only way to know your new partner's hiv status is to have them tested.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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