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Offline extraww

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Confused and extremely worried
« on: July 21, 2006, 02:19:40 AM »
I have protected sex around 2 week of May. I am not quite sure if the condoms is broken or slipped. Then later on the 4th week of May, had an unprotected blowjob. After that around 1st week of June had ARS symptoms. First rash on forearms. It is like hives. At first not very itchy but later become somewhat itchy. Then had a few low grade fevers. Numbness and weak muscles. A couple days of sore throat.
Maybe not fevers but feel like burning inside. Then dizzy. Then on the 3rd week of June had 1 or 2 day of diarrhea and also follow by what I believed as enlarged salivary glands. It is hurting my right ear, feel like something blocking. After 4 weeks it is allright. I then tested for anti HIV at around 6 weeks after unprotected blowjob or 9 weeks after protected sex. It come back non reactive. But my throat still feels like something is stuck inside. I also had an tonsillitis operations long time ago. Occasionally pain in the right ankles. And yesterday, I noticed there is a irritations on top of my tongues.

Should I be worried ??? How soon things like Kaporsi started ??? I checked my upper gum, and there is like black things, I don't know how long it started.

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 02:42:41 AM »
I know I should have waited until 13 weeks. But how good is 9 weeks or 6 weeks results ??? I don't know what type of testing they are performing at the hospital. But it just printed on the records Tested for Anti HIV Non Reactive. Any other STD that have this kind of symptoms ???

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 06:19:03 AM »
extra,

It's no surprise that your hiv test returned negative results - you haven't had a risk of hiv infection.

Protected intercourse is just that - protected against hiv transmission and infection. Getting a blowjob is not a risk for hiv infection at all. You didn't have a risk.

Ann
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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 04:31:46 PM »
Ann,

Should I get tested around 14 weeks ??? Since I am living in the 3rd world country. Or just wait until 6 months. I am developing much symptom before the testing and yet it came negatives. Is it maybe the tests didn't pick up the viruses ???

Thank you

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 06:41:04 PM »
No, you don't have to wait until 6 months. A negative result at 13 weeks is reliable and the accepted standard by the CDC which is quite conservative about this issue.

I agree with Ann that you didn't really need to test in the first place. Condoms provide very effective protection. But if you're going to continue to worry about this issue, then get tested at 13 weeks, collect another inevitably negative result and mark the whole issue closed, done, finished.

Make sure you keep those latex condoms handy and use one everytime you have intercourse. They provide very effective protection against HIV.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline extraww

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 05:48:07 PM »
Thank you Andy for the kind words.

I only have tested until 9 weeks mark, not yet 13 weeks. Guess I have to wait. My problem is only with the throat, sometimes it feels like there is thing stuck. All other symptom seems to have gone. I am just wondering if I am showing all symptoms before the test. Will the test pickup the HIV viruses ???

Thank you

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 06:15:48 PM »
Extraww,

See your doctor about your throat.  While you're focusing on hiv (a non-issue for you), you could be ignoring other health issues (like esophageal erosion's and/or cancer secondary to acid reflux to name one).

You did not put yourself at risk for hiv infection and nothing you describe is indicative of primary hiv infection

Morgan
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Offline extraww

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 11:27:00 PM »
I will see a doctor. Thank you all for the advices. Just a quick questions will allergic and stress cause my problems ??? Any other STI should I be tested ???
 

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2006, 01:25:15 AM »
I checked with the hospital and they are using Rapid Test. Should I be worried with my 9 weeks negative results ???

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2006, 04:45:35 AM »
extra,

As you did not have a risk in the first place, you shouldn't be worried about your test results no matter what test is being used. The rapid test is reliable anyway.

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2006, 10:29:14 AM »
I just came back from the doctor. He said the thing that has the stuck feeling is a lymph node in the vocal chord. This scares me a lot. He gave me an antibiotics and check again in a few days. Is it possible that rapid test at 9 weeks didn't detect the viruses ??? Any words of advices ???

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2006, 10:30:35 AM »
extra,

As you did not have a risk in the first place, your nine week negative will not change.

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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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2006, 02:13:26 AM »
Another questions is swollen lymph node on the HIV+ person ever clear by itself or it stayed swollen all the time ???

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2006, 03:52:31 AM »
Dear Moderators,

I took another test at roughly 12 weeks after protected intercourse and 10 weeks after protected blowjobs. It came back as ANTI HIV Non Reactive and for HBsAg and

ANTI HCV also Negative. Does it mean that I am finished with HIV testing or should I be tested again ??? The only problem is still with my throat ??? It still feels like

something is stuck inside. I took some antibiotics from the doctors and the feeling comes and go. Anything I should be worried of in terms of HIV ???

Thank you

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2006, 03:54:06 AM »
Just to add the test they are running is still RAPID by blood examinations at the labs. They said that if it is neccesary then they will perform an ELISA test.

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2006, 03:57:50 AM »
No test was required in the first place. You don't need anymore tests.

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2006, 04:06:22 AM »
Dear RapidRod,

Thank you for the reply. I am relieved that I can rule out HIV. But I am still confused about the "stuck" feeling. Can you recommend anyother STI I should be tested that

can have this symptom ??? All my encounters are with sex workers.

Thank you

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2006, 05:48:33 AM »
See your ENT for your throat.

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Re: Confused and extremely worried
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2006, 07:15:02 AM »
extra,

This "stuck" feeling you've been asking about is most likely caused by anxiety. If it continues to bother you, see your doctor. Whatever is going on, it's nothing to do with hiv as you are hiv negative.

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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