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Offline cocolo

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« on: July 10, 2011, 07:19:06 AM »
I had a risky encounter almost 6 months ago. Around 6 weeks after my exposure i developed swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpit and groin (confirmed by physician and ultrasound scan). The nodes are painless and about 2 cm long. I took an HIV test at 13 weeks after my exposure, negative. My doctor said it must be some infection an that it should go away soon. Well, it didn't. My nodes are still there same size. I took a CBC test showing normal values and also tested negative for mono. I have an appointment with my physician next week because this doesn't look very normal to me.

I'm still very worry about HIV. I'm conscious about my negative result at 3 months, but I can't find anything else to relate my nodes to than HIV. It would be just to much of a coincidence to have this right now after a risky sex encounter.

Would you recommend me to take another HIV test??? just to be sure? would you take one in my shoes?

Thank you.

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Re: worried
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 07:38:25 AM »
coco,

You also posted this in the Spanish forum. You need to pick one forum and stick with it.

Whatever may be going on with you, it is not hiv. You have conclusively ruled hiv out of the picture.

There are plenty of things that can cause swollen glands so keep working with your doctor to find out what is causing yours.

What do you believe put you at risk in the first place? Because unless it was unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, you are worrying over nothing anyway.

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Offline cocolo

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Re: worried
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 07:58:57 AM »
Sorry about that. I found out about the spanish forum after i posted here, and since spanish is my mother tongue language i posted there. I'll just post here from now.

It was unprotected vaginal intercourse.

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Re: worried
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 09:16:03 AM »
I've deleted your duplicate thread from the Estoy Infectado? foro. Please follow our rule and keep any future entries in this same thread.

As Ann has told you, you've reliably tested negative for HIV. No further testing is necessary. Whatever is causing your symptoms is not HIV. You should discuss them with your doctor.

It's very simple for you to avoid sexual risk for HIV in the future. Just use a condom everytime you have intercourse. No exceptions. It's really just that simple.

And HIV is not your problem at this time.
Andy Velez

Offline cocolo

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Re: worried
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 11:29:32 AM »
Thank you Andy for your words.

After this horrible experience I'll never again put myself at risk.

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Re: worried
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 12:21:29 PM »
You're welcome.

Just keep those condoms handy and use them everytime and you won't have to repeat this experience.
Andy Velez

 


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