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Author Topic: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms  (Read 2350 times)

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Offline Rllyskrd

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Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:05:37 AM »
Six weeks ago I had protected sex with an uncircumcised man. He never ejaculated because we stopped. Now, six weeks later, I am having all of the ars symptoms: tingling in the hands and feet, achy muscles, a small skin rash on the arm, sore throat, and a headache Now, I am starting to lose my appetite and get diarrhea but that may be stress induced. I am unsure of his HIV status. But, I was I am about to lose my mind!!! Can someone help me out with the possibility of me testing positive... I am so scared. My worse fear is that the condom slipped and I was exposed to precum.

I forgot to add that now my armpit lymph node is inflamed.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 09:10:43 AM by Rllyskrd »

Offline Rllyskrd

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 09:36:02 AM »
I was also diagnosed with HSV1 in February which puts me at higher risk according to information I've read

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 12:21:39 PM »
You never had an exposure, you had protected sex.

Offline Rllyskrd

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 02:22:41 PM »
Thank you so much for your response. With all the symptoms there, it just makes u feel like there may have been a minute possibility.

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 03:22:21 PM »
Your "symptoms" are coincidental. They have nothing to do with HIV because nothing you are reporting has put you at risk for HIV.

If your symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor to find out the real cause. It's not HIV. And there is no need for HIV testing on your part.
Andy Velez

Offline Rllyskrd

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 03:31:48 PM »
Thank you Andy. I'm very relieved that you said that.

Offline Rllyskrd

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 08:09:07 PM »
Andy, have u ever heard of lumps under the skin on the arms being a sign of early HIV? It's in the same arm that the swollen lymph node is in. The arm is also a dark red color, warm, and causes chills when touched. Could this be because of a lymph back-up?

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 08:19:54 PM »
You never had an exposure.

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Re: Protected sex 6 weeks ago but ALL ARS symptoms
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 01:15:24 AM »
Andy, have u ever heard of lumps under the skin on the arms being a sign of early HIV? It's in the same arm that the swollen lymph node is in. The arm is also a dark red color, warm, and causes chills when touched. Could this be because of a lymph back-up?

Protected sex is just that, protected. And if you are feeling your lymph nodes, stop it. That can cause them to swell and hurt.

Work with your physician to find out what's wrong. It can NOT, based on the facts you offered, be HIV.
"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."

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