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Offline Cancri55

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Just a questions about HIV infection.
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:35:18 PM »
Hi everyone.       

I have few questions. About 8 months ago I was on vacation in a foreign country where I have met a beautiful young women. We both hang out, danced and had few drinks. After that we end up inner place. We took a shower together, play around. I bite her butt but there was no fluids, no blood and no secretions. Than I played with her nibbles and nipples again no fluids, no blood, no breast milk, and no secretions.

Some time later she placed a condom on and started playing and rubbing my dick. She sucked with the condom on. Than we had sex together. She was on top at first than we switched to doggy. After the sex I took another shower.

During that time I also had some scratches and cuts on my shoulder, knees and legs from diving in the water. They were in the process of healing and scaring. Now when she was suckin my dick, she was playing with her clit, she might have touched my knee or my legs while she was on top. So the first question is:

How long can the HIV virus survive in the open air?

Now 5 days later I started to develop mild flu like symptoms. What I mean is that i had dry lips, and a cold sore on my lip. Nothing else at that time. 2days later I flew back to the US. So 8 days after the intercourse I did medical testing, and at this time I began to fell tired, my body started to feel warm or should I say wormer with light inflammation. Over that weekend I started to have night and cold sweats for about three days. After that they continue for about a month even during the day but in reduced capacity. I got my results after that weekend. I tested positive for TB however, I did performed 2 x-rays exams of my lungs and there was no signs of TB. (I did TB test I think the year before and it was negative. Now this could be do to the fact that I am eastern European and under the soviets they were given TB vaccination). They also told me that my cholesterol was little high.  Over that month I started to feel dizzy or lightheaded. I lungs got sick and I got severe cold and flu symptoms. I end up in ER but they said that it was bronchitis. I got medication and it was fine.

Then 4 weeks later I end up in ER again this time with abdominal pain, kidney, stomach, liver and lower abdomen. (one night before the ER my liver pained me severely where my whole body was shaking from the pain). Again they did the urine test and it was all fine. I got meds to lower the acidity. Than mont later I got cold and flu again and was seeing a doctor again.

This time  I was experiencing few additional symptoms. I started to have burning dealing in my head that started in one spot than spread like a web from the center. Than I started to have speach impaired and sounded like a neurological problem from a stroke. Than I developed peripheral neuropathy in my both legs, index finger. Than it moved to my hip.

Than again in December I got flu and cold again, slight temperature, swollen Glends and rush on my neck and chest. Also during the first 5 months I gained 8 pounds. Now since january I lost the 8 pounds and develop a light trush on my tongue. I feel inflammation almost everyday. But at this time I feel no peripheral neuropathy. Also during the first 4 months or so I was feeling severely tired and exousted. Now the tiredness has come to pass.

So what is your take on this. The symptoms and the time could match his infection. Meaning that it all started after me sleeping with that girl and than all the medical problems and symptoms about 2weeks after the possible exposure.

Also I have question on the comprehensive care center on the 17th str in new York. Can anyone tell me about that clinic. I know I need to get tested but just not sure how to do it. I mean should I just go there but then what do I say to them. It's been 8 months and I am still scared about how to approach this.

Further more, I've read many posts here in this forum and they all are great. This is a great library of knowledge and you all are heros. There is many topics and discussions but there is one thing that is missing. Many people in this sites or other sites stated that you can have almost a normal life. So the question is : What does that mean almost normal? Almost in what form, what shape. What is that has changed in your life since the diagnosis? What changes did you had to make in your life. How did it impacted you and your life.

I've read a lot to know that the life expectancy has been extended. The aids beacon stated that the new normal is like 49 years. But what about the quality of live. Has this virus stopped you in any way. What limitations were imposed on you as a result of the virus if any?

Will I be able to dive, sky diving, climbing, etc.

Also if there is any one from new York that be great. If there are any serodiscordent couple I would like to hear from you too and I have some specific questions.

How do you live your lives?

Again if anyone here is part of the comprehensive care center and can provide some info about the center that woud be of great value to me.

Also I just meet a girl whose family member was born with this virus and that individual is doing great. So that. Is great news and hope.

I have many more questions and over time, the questions will be more refined and more precise.

Thanks everyone for you help and assistance in this matter. I am looking forward to Hear from all of you as time goes on.

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Just a questions about HIV infection.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 05:02:29 PM »
Under NO circumstances did you do anything that put you at any risk for HIV.

Unlike other STDs, HIV is very fragile. It can't be transmitted second-hand, such as touching infected fluids and then touching yourself. It is not transmitted through cuts or scrapes, and the most important area for a man (in a heterosexual situation) to cover is the urethra, the opening at the tip of your penis. You did that by wearing a condom.

I am sorry you've had awful health issues. They can't possibly be HIV related from the incident as you describe it.

As for living with HIV, well not you are likely to NEED to know the information for yourself, but people diagnosed today stand an excellent chance of never developing AIDS is they have access to medications. A person infected today has roughly the same lifespan as the next person. Each year, they refine the medications and introduce new ones with fewer and fewer short and long term side effects. For many people, their life with HIV is simply a matter of taking a pill or three a day and going on.

I can't speak for everyone, but I have had HIV since 1993, AIDS since 1994, and in the last two years I've been skydiving, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and just today I fished a kite out of a tree for some kids outside my apartment.

I am also in a serodiscordant relationship, have been for about seven months now. Going to meet the parents in about two hours. Nervous as hell.

But in case you missed it, you had no risk for HIV in the incident as you described it.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Just a questions about HIV infection.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 05:05:37 PM »
You are jumping so far ahead to be assuming you are infected with HIV.

The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. You used a condom for intercourse. Perfect. They provide very effective protection.

Nothing else you are reporting would have put you at risk for HIV.

There is nothing HIV specific about any of your symptoms. Discuss them with your doctor if they persist.

You didn't have a risk for HIV. There is no need for testing unless you need the inevitable negative result to ease your mind.

This is not an HIV situation. Period.
Andy Velez


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