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Author Topic: HAVING HIV SYMPTOMS, REALLY SCARED!!!!!!!!!!  (Read 1204 times)

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Offline stanley

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HAVING HIV SYMPTOMS, REALLY SCARED!!!!!!!!!!
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:14:20 PM »
Hi Guys,
I have been feeling very tired lately, I also have a cough and body pain (Pain in my Neck, Elbow, Knee, Ankle, Back, Knockles and ribs) especially in my joints . I had sex with a girl last December, during sex my condom broke but I noticed it immediately and pulled out. I went on PEP for a month and had a test 6 weeks after the incident. The test came out negative. I am really beginning to worry. Please can someone tell me if my symptoms are definitely linked to HIV or something else. Its really making me depressed, I have been chain smoking for the past 2 months. Thanks
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 03:50:42 PM by stanley »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV SYMPTOMS, REALLY SCARED!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 03:18:18 PM »
Nothing you are reporting symptomatically is suggestive of HIV. But that's not surprising since the risk from a condom having broken during that single incident was a very low one. And HIV is significantly harder to transmit from female to male than the other way around.

Whoever prescribed PEP ought to have told you that for a conclusive negative result you should test at 3 months after COMPLETION of PEP.

However, that notwithstanding I don't see the cause of your symptoms as being HIV. You should be discussing them with your doctor.

And if only for peace of mind I suggest you take a conclusive HIV test at 3 months past the date when you completed PEP. And yes, I expect you to test negative by why live with any doubts is how I see it.
Andy Velez

 


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