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Offline Roger1988

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HIV or Something else ?
« on: June 13, 2011, 03:04:02 AM »
Hello Everyone ,

I will try to be as clear as I can .

I had Protected Sex with a female in Africa , No anal , no Oral . Just Kissing and some fingering (no cuts on my finger) .

5 days 12 hours later I had 2 ulcers at the back of my mouth .

> The next day a swollen right tonsil and a swollen lymph node under the ear .

> Rushed to the doctor , said its infection .( took medication mild fever after eating the anti-biotic )

> In 5 days the ulcers disappeared and the lymph was reduced to 10% of its swollen size .

> When I discontinued the Anti-biotic , I had severe fatigue , Diarrhea , gas and muscle pain .

> It was like someone was pressing my entire neck .(imagine the discomfort)


Well I am In Africa and a 10 year old Kid in India would know more about HIV than the doctor here . So my anxiety is understandable .


I got the blood test done and , my White blood cells were elevated , so was the bacterial section but the report indicated no infection in my blood . ( How is this possible , WBC count increasing , swollen lymph there has got to be something in there ) .

So 13 days later to the incident I got another test on recommendation of another doctor , she said I had "Parasite" in my blood caused by a mosquito bite . Took the medication for 4 days 100 % Better .


Now the cause of my concern is How can this be a coincidence ? I dont trust the doctors here , since I have been explaining them ARS and HIV , all they know is AIDS happens after 8-10 years like this is the only education they have got on HIV/AIDS .

Jisp :


No fever , No Rash , No Swollen throat


Yes , Severe gas , Diarrhea , Swollen Lymph( only under ear , groin is normal ) , fatigue , ulcers and muscle pains .

My question is

1> Fingering and Deep kissing a minimal , but a possible risk ?
2> Can HIV symptoms show at 5 days after exposure ?
3> Are these HIV symptoms without a decent fever , rash , swollen throat ?


Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV or Something else ?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 03:20:14 AM »
1. No
2. No
3. No

You never had a risk of contracting HIV in the situation you brought to the forum.

Offline Roger1988

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Re: HIV or Something else ?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 04:23:18 AM »
1. No
2. No
3. No

You never had a risk of contracting HIV in the situation you brought to the forum.


Yes but i read it on this forum only that in some rare cases symptoms might show up in a matter of days ?

Offline Ann

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Re: HIV or Something else ?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 06:31:13 AM »
Roger,

It would be very rare for symptoms to show up after only five days.

You did not have a risk for hiv infection.

Protected intercourse is just that - protected. There have been long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

Kissing is not a risk for hiv infection. Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect. Not one person has ever been infected through kissing and you will not be the first.

Fingering is not a risk for hiv infection, regardless of cuts or scrapes or hangnails or whatever on your fingers. Hiv can only infect a very few, very specific types of cells and these cells are not found on or just under the surface of the skin. Not one person has ever been infected through fingering and you are not going to be the first.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 TO TEST OVER KISSING, PROTECTED INTERCOURSE OR FINGERING, 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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Offline Roger1988

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Re: HIV or Something else ?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 11:41:32 AM »
> Leucocytes : 11.8( Elevated)
> Neutrophiles : 68 ( Elevated)


Since 1 month now , CRP Positive too (+6) was normal last week . Any bad signs ? And are these things elevated in Primary HIV infection ?

Can we judge HIV from CRP test ?

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Re: HIV or Something else ?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 11:52:46 AM »
Roger,

You cannot know your hiv status going by any type of blood test other than an hiv antibody test. I've had hiv for fourteen years and you'd never by looking at my leukocytes, neutrophiles or CRP results.

Although nothing you brought to us was a risk for hiv infection, the ONLY way to know your hiv status is to have an antibody test done.

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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