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Offline steve55

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going crazy
« on: November 24, 2010, 12:19:59 PM »
I had unprotected sex with a woman about 3 years ago. About 16 weeks after that I started to have pain in my underarms and in my groin area. Also had night sweats and was very fatigued for about 2-3 weeks. Some days I could not even make it through work it was so bad. I was never hungry and barley ate anything. Then all of a sudden it went away. A few months later I started to get brownish red spots in my mouth that would come and go, and sores in the inside of my noise. Also I started to have chronic sinusitis (I still have that now). A year later I started to get canker sores in my mouth and the brownish red ones every once and a while too. I had never had a canker sore in my life. I also started to get very dry skin on my forehead. About 2 months ago I started to have joint pain in my right elbow and it will not go away. I have also had a lot of sinus drainage going down my throat causing sore throats in the last 2.5 years its not funny.

I went and bought a home access HIV test and took it at 28 or 29 weeks after the last unprotected sex and it came back negative. I would have no problem with the results if it was not for the fact that when I called and put my test number in it said thank you for registering this number and that it was now safe to take the test. I had to call back and get an operator and told her what happened and she said they were having problems with the phones and to just give her the number. She is the one that gave me my negative result.

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 12:57:39 PM »
So, what is your question?

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 01:15:30 PM »
Steve,

Just because the people at Home Access are experiencing difficulties with their phone system does not invalidate your negative result. Home Access is reliable, despite what is going on with the automated system. You got your result from a real live person, so be happy.

You do not have hiv.

I hope you start using condoms. Here's what you need to know in order to remain hiv negative:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Offline steve55

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 10:40:06 PM »
So, what is your question?

Sorry I guess the last part of my post got cut. I asked should I have be concerned about the automated system messing up and possibly messing up my result, but it seems Ann knew where I was going with my post. Thanks Ann.

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Re: going crazy
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 08:13:19 AM »
Steve,

You're welcome. Remember to use condoms in future and you won't have any more concerns about hiv.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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