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Author Topic: HIV exposure??? Please help!!!!!! :(  (Read 1188 times)

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Offline worried_sick

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HIV exposure??? Please help!!!!!! :(
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:42:50 PM »
Ok so i had vaginal intercourse on the 1st of april and the condom split inside a girl of unknown status. I know she sleeps about but she hasnt been diagnosed with it but is at very hish risk due to lots of unprotected sex with partners and oral.
2 days after exposure i feel slightly ill at work but this then goes within a couple hours.
1 week after exposure i start feeling unwell and feeling cold when its not cold. i also feel my groin area shaking/shivering
2 weeks i develop swollen glands and start feeling drowsy with aches and pains assosciated
on the 3rd i start developing a pimple like rash on the chest and a few on the neck which is pinkish in colour and gos away and comes back even til today, blocked nose, acne on the face (which i never had before) and headaches. i also suffer from hayfever
now i only experience muscle spasms (all over) the rash and still swollen glands and it is now the 12th week since exposure
the girl i ahd slept with also supposingly had fever, sore throat. headaches and vomiting. but i know i cannot of caught the flu off her due to me not getting close enough to of caught it.
i have been tested numerous times at the nhs gum clinic
ive also started breaking out in itchy rashes on the 3month mark my lips start swelling i  have itchy pallate and yeast infections which mty groin all feels itchy aswell!!!!!!

3 weeks 21 april- negative
4 weeks 28 april - negative
9 weeks 3rd june - negative

i got the girl tested on the 19th of may and the results didnt come back until 4 weeks ater as her nurse was away for 2 weeks and it takes 2 weeks for it to be sent off.
i don't know whether they was 3rd generation or 4th but i know my area is quite updated in the uk and has high standards

pleasee help me what does this sound like i;m very confused as i know if it was hiv it should of shown up i've been very depressed from day 1 and had suicidal thoughts etc i need some help and advice can you please help!!!!! i dont want to go for another test
:'( :'(

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV exposure??? Please help!!!!!! :(
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 01:00:12 PM »
Symptoms are never reliable in diagnosing HIV. Get your 3 month test and it will be conclusive.

Offline worried_sick

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Re: HIV exposure??? Please help!!!!!! :(
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 01:29:28 PM »
does it look like hiv though in your experience?
has any of you ever had a negative at 8 weeks then later turn out to be positive??

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Re: HIV exposure??? Please help!!!!!! :(
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 01:41:20 PM »
Worried,

Symptoms or even the LACK of symptoms means nothing when it comes to hiv. ONLY testing at the appropriate time will reliably reveal your hiv status. We don't discuss symptoms here. If you feel unwell, see your doctor.

I've yet to see the insertive partner (that's you) end up hiv positive following a condom break. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man. You were protected up until the time the condom broke.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point. And no, I've never personally seen an eight week negative change.

You're past the three month window. Go test, collect your negative confirmation and get it over with.

Ann


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