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Author Topic: Anne please explain neuropathy associated with HIV  (Read 2327 times)

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Offline lindy

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Anne please explain neuropathy associated with HIV
« on: July 30, 2006, 09:04:20 PM »
hi. please can you answer me and let me know if i'm at risk for hiv?
first i'l start with first so called risk . I went to a clinic and thought nurse may have used dirty needle because after this a month or two had weird red mark on my arm that looked like a sarcoma after using tons of coirtisone it finally went away. at 11 weeks or twelvew can't rememeber i tested neg.   after this i open mouth kissed someone and my gum may have been slightly bleeding. after this  went to a shopping mall rest room and wipeed my self unknowingly with toilet paper that had blood on it .(wasn't mine) came out of dispenser like this. I don't know how it got there but it was there cause after i wiped i looked down at the toilet paper and the blood was sought of dark almost looked dried.   can you guys tell me if i'm at risk for hiv? i would appreciate your thoughts,  I did not get tested after kiss and toilet paper. everyone told me not to worry. i've been getting weird rash on my forearm also itchyness on my neck and have a sore throat for couple of days. with fever spiradically. also next door neighbor had bleeding arm and brushed against me ,next week is when i came down with rash and one or two days of fever now the sore throat. going on third week with rash.   

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Re: am i infected
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 09:20:43 PM »
NO, to all of the above.....

please educate yourself on HIV transmission & prevention....
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Offline lindy

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Re: am i infected
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 09:33:29 PM »
thanks AIDS2, i do know transmission risks but i also know theoretical risks, and that is what made me become afraid. My brother is a virologist. and i have asked him same questions and he said probably not but  theoretically yes. there is still that risk and even though small,it is still possible and that is why iv'e become afraid . thank you for answering

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Re: am i infected
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 11:06:07 PM »
Lindy,

There is a theoretical risk of being hit by a meteor while sitting in your lazy boy watching TV.

There is no risk in anything you describe.

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Re: am i infected
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 04:47:15 AM »
Lindy,

It sounds to me like you see hiv lurking everywhere, waiting to get you. It isn't. It's a very fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is spread through unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

I suggest you seek the assistance of a mental health care professional so you can talk your concerns through with someone face-to-face before this takes over your life completely.

You haven't had a risk in anything you bring to us. Not in the real world.

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Offline lindy

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Anne please explain neuropathy associated with HIV
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 12:07:57 AM »
Hi Anne, can you explain to me what nerves are damaged that is associated with hiv.   Is the neuropathy caused by the meds ?  do you get this in the last stages?? any info would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Anne please explain neuropathy associated with HIV
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 02:53:02 AM »
Read the "Welcome" thread. Follow the links and you'll get the information on PN. Please keep all your questions and concerns in your orginal thread.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2006, 03:07:11 AM by RapidRod »

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Re: Anne please explain neuropathy associated with HIV
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 03:53:59 AM »
Lindy,

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.

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.

In most cases, neuropathy is caused by the meds, yes. However, in order to have any sort of hiv related neuropathy, you have to first actually be infected with hiv. Unless you've been having unprotected intercourse with someone who is hiv positive, it's more likely that you are booked on a flight to the moon for Labor Day weekend than you are to have hiv.

I suggested to you a month ago that you get some professional help with this hiv anxiety - but it looks like you'd rather let it take over your life. It's up to you, but you really don't have to live with this anxiety. There is help available, help we cannot possibly give you on this website. Please turn off your computer and go find the face-to-face help that would benefit you enormously.

As long as you are using condoms for intercourse, every time, no exceptions, you do not have to live in constant fear of hiv infection.

Ann
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