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Author Topic: I know you have heard it before  (Read 2668 times)

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Offline madscientist

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I know you have heard it before
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:29:42 PM »
I had a brief encounter with a trans which I performed roi on for a few minutes then came to my senses and stopped, no cum.her friend which I also knew informed me she was pos. 3 weeks later I came down with an acute illness with extreme fatgue, low fever, night sweats, painful joints, stiff neck, dreamlike state, confusion,nausea, diarhea etc. A couple days later my gf came down with the same acute illness. 2 viral loads undetectable. Eia negative to 9.5 weeks. 3 mnth test tomorrow. Some symptoms still persisting including stiff neck, muscle pain, and joint pain. All other tests also negative cmv,ebv hep, etc. Not sure what to do. The symtpoms seem very disturbing

Offline madscientist

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 05:32:44 PM »
Forgot to mention rash on chest and depression with acute illness. Pretty much everything listed as ars symptoms.

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 05:50:42 PM »
And it symptoms for thousands of other issues. You were never at risk of contracting HIV.

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 06:05:51 PM »
There is nothing in anyway HIV specific about what you are reporting symptomatically. If your symtoms and/or those of your gf persist, you should both see your doctors.

This is not an HIV situation no matter how much your guilt over straying tells you otherwise.

Really.
Andy Velez

Offline madscientist

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 07:30:29 PM »
I appreciate the reassuring words. Still very worried because the symptoms seem very different from other infections especially with the neurological components. Also lost weight and can't regain. I really hope and pray you are right.

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 11:12:28 PM »
Yah, yah, yah. And the bottom line is nothing you did put you at risk.

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. This is not an HIV situation. Period. 
Andy Velez

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Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 11:33:26 PM »
Any reason the original poster's thread was hijacked?

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Re: Re: Is unprotected oral sex really safe?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 06:07:37 AM »
mad,

I removed your posts and the replies you've had from another person's thread. We ask that each person starts and remains in their own thread. Thank you for your cooperation.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks. If you were infected, your 9.5 week test would have been positive. It wasn't and that result is not going to change as you didn't have a risk in the first place.

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Offline madscientist

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I know you have heard it before
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 12:20:07 AM »
Hello all,
            I came down with an acute illness  3 weeks after perfroming oral on an HIV pos trans. My girlfriend got the same illness a couple days after me.  Symptoms included fever, muscle pains, joint pains, stiff neck, extreme fatigue, sinking depression, confusion, weight loss, loss of apetite, rash on chest and neck of my gf, night sweats (you get the picture). viral load undetectable and rapid blood test neagtive at 3 months for both of us. I know this is where I should be happy and move on, however, several of the symptoms are still with my to this day and leave me in this horrible state. We continue to have intermittent night sweats, muscle pains, joint pains, pains from inside my bones, lower back pains, ringing in my ears constant, strange tingling/burning nerve sensations on extremities, face numbess, (many seem to be neurological). Have you heard things like this happening to anyone. It seems that for now there is no medical explanation, tested for all other viral/autoimmune causes, and it is  consistent with things HIV can do. I even read in a textbook that meningitis with ARS can delay seroconversion. Thanks for your patience. This has been a tought 3 months!

Offline madscientist

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Re: I know you have heard it before
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 12:33:29 AM »
One last thing to add, my girlfriend has always been convinced we are fine and hasnt looked up anything about HIV, so the symptoms listed are coming not only from me but from her without my bias. We both now have continuously inflammed reaction to bugbites,  over sensitivity to the sun (feels like it is burning), and itchy skin sometimes worse than others. So concerning!

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Re: I know you have heard it before
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2009, 04:38:20 AM »
You have also been advised not to start new threads. Please read the posting guidelines.

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Re: I know you have heard it before
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 07:38:41 AM »
Mad,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





You have reliably tested hiv negative over a no risk situation. You do not have hiv.

You need to keep working with your doctor(s) to find out what is going on. Whatever it is, it is not hiv. We cannot diagnose you here, but we can tell you that not only did you not have an actual risk, but you also have tested reliably negative. Stop chasing an illness you do not have and look for the one you do.

Ann
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"...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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