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Offline bkdude

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might be infected
« on: April 22, 2010, 10:29:27 AM »
Hello Guys i am a newbie here .

Here's my story

9 months ago  i had an unprotected sex with  an older lady .After 3 days i started  having some weird symptoms.The lady i was with  she told me  , she was diagnosed  for mono  and i was bit worried.Maybe that's why  i felt all the symptoms.
everyday i used to wake up  , i had to puke .

Now all sudden  i noticed a white path on very back of my mouth  on the left side.That's got me to worry and i have this cold blister or fever blister on my upper lips.I used to be  220 lbs  now i am 214lbs  but everytime i finish eating my weight bit increase   then after i pooped  it goes back to 214lbs.

I've been having running nose lately. i know  i can't diagnose myself online  but i am just curious to know  what are these symptoms that i feel  .If they are related to hiv or other stds..
inside mouth cheeks.. i have two painless bump , to me they look like something that i bite but who knows..  please help

Offline bkdude

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your symptoms
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 10:56:35 AM »
what was the first symptom you had ?
I need to know  because i think that i am  HIV+

first symptom was: vomit in the morning

feeling weak,one  bump at the back of my tongue
weight used to be 220lbs  now  214lbs  on my 9th months

9 months later i developed a white patch  at the end of my mouth which is unclear to me.
-stuffy nose,running nose
-sore cold on lips    , some says it looks like fever  blister.
- i feel warm inside but outside is normal.
please let me know if any of these could be  hiv+ symptom or anxiety

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 11:04:18 AM »
You had unprotected intercourse so as a precaution you do need to get tested for HIV. Since that event was 9 months ago, you can get tested now and get a reliable result.

HIV is not easy to transmit and it's significantly more difficult to accomplish from female to male. Given that it was a single incident the odds are in your favor that you are going to test negative.

As for your symptoms, there's nothing even remotely HIV-specific about them. You should be discussing that problem with your doctor.

You do need to learn from this experience. You can have intercourse with anyone you choose. Just do it the safer way and always, no exceptions, use a condom. They provide very effective protection.

Good luck with yoru test result. I expect you to come out of this ok.
Andy Velez

Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: your symptoms
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010, 11:05:43 AM »
I think this should be in the am I infected section?  It sounds like you haven't tested....
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
07/2013 cd4 750,ud

Offline bkdude

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010, 11:13:48 AM »
Thanks Sir Andy  for your fast reply.I will definitely  do that.

I was bit scared to go for test.

Offline Hellraiser

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Re: your symptoms
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 11:23:33 AM »
what was the first symptom you had ?
I need to know  because i think that i am  HIV+

Quite right Taboo.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 12:56:51 PM »
EVERYONE who goes to get tested gets nervous and scared. Fortunately having those feelings are no accurate indication of a forthcoming test result.

The odds are in your favor that you will come out of this ok.
Andy Velez

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: your symptoms
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 04:02:08 PM »
BK, this is the only section in which you should be posting questions and comments. And keep all of your entries in this same thread. I've merged your threads.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 04:04:00 PM by Andy Velez »
Andy Velez

Offline bkdude

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 09:07:28 PM »
1) When does  oral thrush start on hiv?

2) Can you be hiv + without having any symptoms?

3) How can you tell if you are hiv+ without having  testing yet?

I am worried about my back mouth.. close to my wisdom tooth  on the left side.
when i look further  back  going  below  tongue area   there's this  white  color area on the skin tissue. could this be oral thrush or  cancer?  could that be a symptom of hiv?
the skin tissue  look  like this picture  the white area  http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/HARDIN/md/pictures22/cdc/6054_068_lores.jpg  mine bit whiter.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 09:40:02 PM »
1. Oral thrush is diagnosed by a doctor.
2. Yes
3. The only way to know your status is by testing.

Offline bkdude

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 10:11:06 PM »
i feel burning inside   and sometime i feel  cold inside    is that one of the symptom of hiv?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 10:15:38 PM »
TEST now and your test will be conclusive.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: might be infected
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2010, 07:31:15 AM »
No, those are not HIV-specific symptoms. We can't diagnose anything here but that sounds more like something related to anxiety than anything else. If those symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor.

Meantime how about putting an end to this worrying about HIV and just getting yourself tested. It seems pretty clear you will do it eventually, so how about not dragging this out any further and just doing it.

The odds are in your favor that you will test negative.

Andy Velez


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