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Offline analogue

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HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« on: November 03, 2009, 02:10:20 AM »
Anyone please help.  Sorry for my poor english.  4 years ago, I had protected sex with someone and after a week I have symtoms like bad cold, diarrhea for 2 weeks, swallon lymph nodes behind my ears, night sweat and pain joints.  My penis also seems to have a little cut or somekind of infection but it was ok after a few days.  I was really panic and went to have some STD test and ELISA 4th generation test on the 8th, 10th and 12th days after the incident and they all came out negative.   I also done another test after 4 weeks in some hospital and came out negative as well.  However, I had too much pressure and didn't have a test after 3 months.  The doctor told me that I should not be worry too much since I've wear condom, so I am not at risk.  He told me that having another test will just be a waste of money.  However, my thighs always has some kind of blisters which itchy all the times. (This symptoms exist long time ago before the incident.) Normally there is only two or three blister everytime and they break in a few days and recover within a week.  I have see three different doctors and they say it doesn't looks STD because they say STD don't recover themselve, they said it looks like some kind of fugus infection.  The blisters symtoms are seasonal, sometimes they came out for a few months, but somtimes they are all gone.  However, this is getting worse this two years, the blisters can pop up like 10 to 20 everytime and it has spread to my bum, which makes me really worry.
       About a month ago, I have an unprotected sex with a girl which is unknown HIV status for less than one minute (before I wear condom).  After 8th days, I found a rash on my left leg and it goes after a week.  After another week, I have a swallon  lymph nodes behind my right ear and I have a little red rash on my right leg.  I am totally freak out.  I start to look for other HIV symptoms.  Today I found there is a black spot on my togue.  2mm diameter.  I am pretty sure it wasn't there last week.  Also I found some very little dot under my arm pit and they have no colors. I don't know when they start to exist because they are so small that it is so hard to notice until I get close look at it.  I am very close to having a metal break down now.  Is these HIV/AIDS symptoms?   

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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 08:01:16 AM »
The incident from sometime ago was not one that put you at risk. Protected intercourse is just that. Condoms provide very effective protection against HIV transmission.

This latest incident when you had brief unprotected intercourse is different. Although given what you have described the risk was low because it was only one incident and very brief. But still, you will need to get tested. You can test initially at 6 weeks if you want to, but you will still have to do another test at 13 weeks to confirm that you are HIV negative.

None of your symptoms are in anyway HIV specific and in general neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. Only an HIV test can give you that answer.

If your symptoms are bothering you then you should discuss them with your doctor.

Lastly, you need to learn from this experience. You can have all the sex you want with as many partners as you want to. But to protect your health you need to do it the safer way. That means always and without exceptions using a condom for vaginal and anal intercourse.

The chances of your testing negative this time are good. But you need to learn from this experience and not put your life at risk by having unprotected intercourse.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

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HIV symptoms - scaly dry skin and white spot in mouth, neck pain
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 08:47:46 PM »
 Hi, somebody please help.  Firstly, please forgive my poor english.  I don't want to repeat my old thread, it is on this link : http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=29719.0   I am really worry again, because two weeks ago, I got this scaly dry skin on the side of my body.  The color is very light pink, irregular shape and flat .  Not itchy or pain (area size is about 1cm).  It's been there for more than 2 weeks already and it doesn't go.  Also I have this white spot inside my mouth that hurts two days ago.  (I have white hairy tongue for years).  Also I feel bit pain on the back of the neck.  Well, it is not really pain, but I wouldn't call it comforting, my back neck and the shoulder feel extremly tired all the time.  A little bit pain when I press my neck.  What make me really worry like sick is I never have this kind of scaly dry skin before. Also I rarly has infection in my mouth even I am a smoker.  Could anybody please tell me if this is the ARS symptoms?
1./ Does late HIV infection stage, symptoms come up slowly like step by step or it just all pop out at once and turn to AIDS from HIV ?
2./ Does the symptoms show up after early infection (but before it turning to AIDS) ?     

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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 09:19:26 PM »
Please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread. I've merged your previous one with your latest comments.

Protected intercourse means that you are just that -- well protected from the transmission of HIV sexually.

You need to understand that neither the presence nor absence of symptoms is ever the way to know reliably about your HIV status. Only an HIV test can give you that answer if you have had a risky incident.

But you haven't had a risk so whatever is going on symptomanitcally has nothing to do with HIV. You need to pursue the matter with your doctor or get a second opinion about your symptoms. HIV is not your problem no matter what you think to the contrary.
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ARS symptoms - Face Rash and cold like symptoms / Please help
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 02:14:53 AM »
Hi,  sorry I am using my friend's account to ask question here, I could't wait because I am too worry getting infected.  I am a 22 yrs old female.  I recently met a new boy friend for about a month and I don't know his HIV status.  We have sex every weekend.  However, everytime we have about 5 mins of unprotected sex before he wear condom.  He didn't ejeculate inside me.  After 3 weeks from the first incident, I caught a cold.  I have a sore throat and keep sneezing (but no fever), I don't know if it is due to the cold weather or it is some kind of ARS symptoms.  I also feel very tired all the time.  After 3 days from catching a cold, I have some rash on both side of my face.  The first day is a little bit itch if I touch them, but they don't itch anymore on the second day.  The color is a little bit red on the first day, and change to light pink on the second day, they looks  flat and some of them is irregular shape (some looks like in circle shape), the round one looks like some kind of little mosquito bite and the iregular shape one looks some kind of allegy.  I also has two little leison on the forehead like pimple but no color ( not sure if it is pimple ).  There is no other rash on my body except the face.   I am scaring to death now.  Can anyone please help.  Is the above ARS symtoms?  I know the best way to find out is to get test, but I am very panic now.  Does any of above sounds like the HIV symptoms?   

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Re: ARS symptoms - Face Rash and cold like symptoms / Please help
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 02:48:41 AM »
I am very scare now, I have search some photos in yahoo.  The rash on my face does looks like the maculopapular rash.  The color is light pink.    Someone please help.  Can ARS rash just appear on the face or on both face and trunk?

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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 07:56:21 AM »
I've merged your questions into your "friend's" previous questions. The rule here is that all entries for the  member must be in the same thread. Since you say you are using his name, they should still be in this same thread.

There is nothing HIV-specific about any of your symptoms. Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. Only an HIV test taken at the proper time can give you that answer. At 13 weeks after the most recent unprotected incident  you can get a conclusive result.

What you need to do is to stop having unprotected intercourse, no matter how briefly you are doing it. The only confirmed risks sexually for HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. So it's not complicated. Everytime you have intercourse the insertive partner must be wearing a condom. No stories and no exceptions.

You can if you wish test initially at 6 weeks after an incident. If you test negative then it is very likely that you will continue to test negative at 13 weeks.

Good luck on your test and now is the time foryou to get into the habit of always using condoms.
Andy Velez

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HIV symptom Herpes zoster / Shingles ? Unprotected sex for one minute.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 02:11:54 AM »
Hi,
   I am really worrying now.  I have ringworm problem on my inner thigh for years.  I had protected sex with a girl with unknown HIV status when she was having period last October.  Can I be infect if her blood touch my inner thigh ringworm area?   
    After a week, when her period ended,  I had an unprotected intercourse with her for around one minute.  Why I am worrying like sick because after about a week or two,  I have a rash on my left leg (around 4cm in diameter) for about a week.  The rash goes away in a week.  After a week, I have another rash pop up on my right leg (about 3cm in diameter).  This time I also have lymph node on my right ear.  After a few days my left neck has a swollen gland on my left neck. It goes away after weeks.  During this period of time, I have a few lymph nodes under my jaw at different time.  Also I have few slightly pain under my arm pit, also my chest and leg.   
    It's been about 10 months from the incident.  I had this Herpes zoster/ Shingles on my back and waist.  That makes me really panic, because I heard Herpes zoster normally shows up after age of 50 or people who have problem on the immune system.  I am totally freak out now.   

Regards,
Jason

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Re: HIV symptom Herpes zoster / Shingles ? Unprotected sex for one minute.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 04:33:13 AM »
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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 09:36:18 AM »
Please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread. I have merged your latest question with your previous entries.

HIV is not passed in the manner you are concerned about. Sexually the only confirmed risks for HIV transmission are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it. Use condoms for those activities consistently and you will be well protected against the virus.

If you have symptoms that are bothering you that is something to discuss with your doctor. Nothing you are reporting has put you at risk for HIV.
Andy Velez

Offline analogue

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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 03:15:05 PM »
Hi,
   Thanks Andy.  Does that mean if I have ringworm on my thigh.  Those area won't be infected? I heard the virus can not survive in the air?  When it leave the body, the virus will die?   What about the unprotected intercourse I had for around a minute?   Is it risky?  I have read a lot of article saying people who have shingles are age over 50 or people have problem with immune system such as HIV.   Does shingles happen when HIV turn to Aids? Is it possible to have shingles after 10 month from the incident?

Regards,
Jason

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Re: HIV/AIDS symptoms? Very worried
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 06:20:38 PM »
You are spending too much time filling your head with junk from the web. Shingles are not an HIV-specific problem. They can happen to anyone who has had chicken pox. HIV is not passed topically on the skin, whether you have ringworm or not. You are worrying needlessly.

Stop looking for HIV when it is not your problem. If you have problematic symptoms you should discuss them with your doctor.
Andy Velez

 


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