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Author Topic: Definate high risk exposure and symptoms log before HIV test  (Read 1948 times)

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Offline good_afternoon

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to start this topic to detail what's been happening after my high risk exposure that was done in haste and while being intoxicated (alcohol).

I am heterosexual, Chinese (but living in Canada), not sexually active (haven't had a partner in over 1.5 years and never even thought about prostitutes till this day) but had the curiosity of trying out a transsexual.  So after many beers at my friends birthday, I decided to try and call an escort (transsexual) via online.  Without going to details (not going to bore you with what happened, I have educated myself enough to tell you with absolute certainty that it was very high risk of the sexual nature (no drugs/needles were used.)

Here is the log of events:

June 21 (1am) - High risk HIV exposure.

June 22 - Freaked out about what happened and started to research all I can about STDs and HIV exposure.  Anxiety obviously started to kick in and and the only symptom I had was fatigue, shame, a weird feeling in legs and obviously some anal discomfort.

June 23 - Sore throat kicked during the morning.  Again, general feeling of uneasiness. 

June 27 - The groin area becomes tender.  Can't really see it swollen but pressing in that region (closer to my right leg/thigh) it is definitely tender.  Weakness in right leg also set in. 

June 28 - Legs slightly better but still sensitive/tired.  Lower body aches.  Headache ensued at 12pm and hasn't really stopped.  Have occasional coughing and feel some phlegm. 

June 29 - Fever setting in at 38.5 C.  I just started measuring my temperature this day as the past few days have not bothered me in that regard.  Headache when coughing or 'looking down'.  Also couldn't find my thermometer.  Sore throat somewhat subsided but congestion and sinus is uncomfortable. 

So far then, no rash or neck/armit lymph nodes swollen.  As mentioned before, groin is tender to the touch.  No pain during urination, but yesterday it was a bit painful to defecate (a sharp pain right in/near the anal). 


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Re: Definate high risk exposure and symptoms log before HIV test
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 12:01:27 AM »
By the way, just a little bit more information:

I don't do any drugs.  I only drink during the weekends with occasional social drinks during work.  I take multivitamins, chlorella and spirulina almost every day. 

Needless to say, I will not be drinking or have any though of sexual vices until this ordeal is over. 

Going to test for STDs in about 2 weeks as I read there is incubation period for those too (hopefully it is strep throat or any other alternative to HIV).  Going to take HIV at 4 or 6 weeks.


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Re: Definate high risk exposure and symptoms log before HIV test
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 12:03:33 AM »
ARS if someone has them, come on 2-4 weeks post exposure and last 1-2 weeks. They never come on the next day or one after another. If you had unprotected anal or vaginal sex you will need to test to know your status. You can obtain your conclusive test result 3 months post expoure.

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Re: Definate high risk exposure and symptoms log before HIV test
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 08:14:12 AM »

Actually, you bored us with the wrong details. We don't want to know about your symptoms. Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you a single thing about your hiv status and we cannot diagnose your symptoms online. Nobody can.

The details you SHOULD have bored us with are the details of exactly what activities you took part in.

Unless you had UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse, then you weren't at risk. If condoms were used for anal or vaginal intercourse, then you're worrying for nothing.

You need to tell us what you DID or had done to you with the sex worker - not how you felt afterwards. Unless you tell us exactly what makes you think you had a high risk incident there's no point in discussing this further with you.

Do NOT give us another list of your symptoms. We don't want to know about your symptoms. If you feel unwell, you need to see a doctor. We cannot diagnose you here.

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