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Offline garoto

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Hairy Leukoplakia
« on: January 07, 2012, 08:10:11 AM »
happy new year

I had a one month relationship with a girl in peru lasting the month of november 2011. in this period we were very sexually active. we always had protected sex, sometimes in the shower (thought i would include everything for accuracy) extremely rough oral sex both ways and sometimes oral to kissing to oral again from what i can remember. about one week after we started doing this i got a fever, had diarhea for a few weeks, white painful 'lie bumps' on my tongue, bad breath, like a tough flim-y type of thing on the inside of my gums. its much later and i am still having these symptoms less intense, but also extreme fatigue, sweating at night, swollen throat and neck and noticeable weight loss (though i always lose weight travelling).
I dont usually fret too much about these things but i thought i would ask and see what you guys here thought.

thanks alot
« Last Edit: January 07, 2012, 08:11:59 AM by garoto »

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Re: another worried dude on your forum
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 08:24:53 AM »
Garoto,

None of the activities you engaged in put you at risk for hiv infection. You did the right thing and used condoms, which is all you need to do.

You do not need to test specifically over this relationship.

If you feel unwell, see a doctor. Nothing you report is in any way specific to hiv.

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.

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 garoto

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Re: another worried dude on your forum
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:31:21 AM »
Thanks alot Ann
Its pretty sweet how you guys care for other people with hiv, and even those who think they could have it. i dont think i would be so selfless.
going to the beach now to celebrate
xo

Offline garoto

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Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 04:38:30 PM »
Hey
I had unprotected intercourse a little over two years ago and contracted HPV. since then i have had only one sexual partner which was unprotected also. the last sexual contact was at the end of november 2011. I have taken a HIV test recently (march 19th 2012) and the result was negative. I was relieved but have recently read about hairy leukoplakia. I remember having something similar to this on the sides of my tongue. is this an initial infection symptom? I do not have it presently. do you recommend testing again? how accurate is the HIV blood test? I was doing fine untill i read about this, and remembered seeing something similar on the sides of my tongue

thanks

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 04:42:30 PM »
Your blood test is accurate. You are reliably HIV negative.
"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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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 05:01:26 PM »
Gorato,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





Even though you originally told us that you did not have unprotected intercourse last November, you are still conclusively hiv negative. The only risk you have had is the unprotected intercourse you had two years ago.

You don't have hiv and it's really doubtful you have OHL either. OHL can only be diagnosed through biopsy. Stop diagnosing yourself and go see your dentist if it bothers you. It's nothing to do with hiv - you DO NOT HAVE hiv.

Ann
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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

Offline garoto

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 07:43:39 PM »
Hey again

I accept the test results for that period of time. Lately i have developed warts on the back of my hand and unidentified bumps on the inside of my lips and roof of my mouth and i hsve concern for late seroconversion. I am otherwise generally healthy although my gp suspe ts i could have crohns disease or ibs. A colonscopy has not confirmed.

It has been five months since the exposure. Do i sound like a person who could have late seroconversion? I am satisfied with the 3 month test, my concerns remain for my body developing antibodies late.

Thanks

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 08:21:44 PM »
Hey again

I accept the test results for that period of time. Lately i have developed warts on the back of my hand and unidentified bumps on the inside of my lips and roof of my mouth and i hsve concern for late seroconversion. I am otherwise generally healthy although my gp suspe ts i could have crohns disease or ibs. A colonscopy has not confirmed.

It has been five months since the exposure. Do i sound like a person who could have late seroconversion? I am satisfied with the 3 month test, my concerns remain for my body developing antibodies late.

Thanks
No you are not a person that would have late seroconversion.

Offline garoto

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 08:28:22 PM »
What kind of people would have late seroconversion? i am sorry to be pushy but it is something i want to understand, to accept it. You do not recommend further testing at 6 months?

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 08:36:19 PM »
The only exceptions to testing up to 6 months are situations in which longterm use of intravenous drugs is involved or an organ transplant or treatment for a serious disease such as cancer.

You have reliably tested negative. Whatever is causing any symptoms you are worried about, it is not HIV. Period.

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. This is  not an HIV situation.
Andy Velez

Offline garoto

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 10:19:29 PM »
Is it possible that i still havent developed antibodies and that has resulted in a false negative at 3.5 months? i cannot ignore the warts on my hand, bumps on my lips and roof of mouth, and rock hard lymph nodes on the side of my neck and above my collarbone. Maybe is just stress, but my body has never acted this way before

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Re: Hairy Leukoplakia
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 10:22:00 PM »
■Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result,  or no-risk situation will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

 


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