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Author Topic: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?  (Read 1690 times)

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Offline dave2010

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is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« on: March 21, 2010, 01:37:49 AM »
About 6 weeks ago, I had a protected sex with a sex worker. About 4 weeks after this event, I had some white patches or line along my tongue. Till today, I still have it. Also, I've lost nearly 2.5 k.g for 6 weeks now. I went for HIV test (using RAPID HIV test by Abbot) at day 14 and day 30. Both - negative. As both tests are still within 3 months window period, it makes me very worry. 

Offline RapidRod

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Re: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 05:56:36 AM »
You never had an exposure to HIV. You had protected sex.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 09:55:54 AM »
You never needed to test for HIV. Whatever is causing your symptoms has nothing to do with HIV. You should be discussing them with your doctor rather than incorrectly presuming the problem is HIV. It isn't. l
Andy Velez

Offline dave2010

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Re: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 11:30:34 PM »
I read from website, low risk, still there is risk. And, it takes 4 weeks to 12 weeks for the body to produce antibody to be detected. I went for HIV test at 6.5 (46 days) weeks using ABBOTT RAPID Determine 1/2 test. Result: negative. What's your opinion on this test? As I read HIV test at 6 weeks is a strong indicator. Thks.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 05:30:45 AM »
You never had an exposure to HIV. You had protected sex.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: is white thrush and losing weigh - early symptoms of hiv?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 09:48:09 AM »
Anything other than sex with your own hand is theoretically risky. And if you make the mistake of searching around on the web you will defintely find comments that will feed your worst fears.

But you didn't do anything risky. Condoms provide very effective protection against the transmission of HIV. There is no need for testing nor for further concern about the incident you reported as far as HIV is concerned. If you are having symptoms that bother you that is something to discuss with your doctor.

This is not an HIV situation. Period.
Andy Velez

 


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