Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 28, 2014, 12:21:45 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 647720
  • Total Topics: 49364
  • Online Today: 210
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: still worried  (Read 3462 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
still worried
« on: October 15, 2006, 03:41:37 AM »
Hello everybody, I would like to know what you guys think about my risk, I'm really freaking out and I'm scared.
I decided to get tested today and I'll get my results on monday noon so I'll tell you guys about it..
Well I had unprotected sex with a girl on december 2003..after that i had diarrhea that lasted for more than 6 months, then sore throat for more than 3 months, i got tested (Elisa) on may 2005 which came back negative..now I'm scared i had this white stuff on my penis but it went away with a vaginal-cream i found also  because my tongue is kinda white and it burns, also my palate, just right now I'm starting to feel my ears kind of weird so that's why i decided to get tested again so what do u guys think about my risk I'm really scared.. ??? thanks...

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 04:47:59 AM »
You're negative and didn't need to retest unless you have continued having unprotected sex after your last negative result.

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 07:10:31 AM »
thanks for responding rapidrod, i haven't had any unprotected sex since my negative result so i think i must be fine but i have so many symptoms im scared, i just can't sleep right now, i just threw up thinking about my results.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,206
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 08:34:34 AM »
If you have reported accurately about not having had any additional risks then you will simply collect another negative test result this time.

You should be discussing your symptoms with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV.

No less importantly, you can have intercourse with whomever you choose to. Just do it following safer sex guidelines and always, without exception, use a latex condom. They provide very effective protection against HIV.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline HHJ1976

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006, 09:25:31 AM »
Some of your symptoms, you should discuss with a doctor, but it's not HIV.  If you had a negative test result, there's no chance that you are positive unless you have had more unprotected sex since then.

I don't know about the white stuff (it sounds like a fungal infection, of sorts), but the diarrhea and the throwing up sound like you've got irritable bowel syndrome, due to the fact that you've worked yourself into a frenzy over what's more than likely going to be a negative diagnosis.

Andy's right.  Unless you and your partner have both been tested (and have been in a monogamous relationship for six months or more), you should ALWAYS use a latex condom.

Do you smoke or have allergies?  That could explain the sore throat.  Smoking and post-nasal drip from allergies will make your throat hurt, particularly in the mornings.

I, personally, do not think that you are going to get a positive test, ESPECIALLY if the ELISA came back negative. 

You're going to be fine.
HHJ

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006, 10:37:55 AM »
well Im a couple of hours away of getting my results, i was feeling fine till right now, now im scared of going to get them but i'm going anyways, the lab is really close to my house but it will be the longest ride ever, i hope it comes out good im going crazy i didn't even go to school today because of this... well thanks people this forum is the best.

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 06:13:57 PM »
well i just got my test back it is negative,., i've had every single symptom that exists, from diarrhea, rash around nose sort of acne, sore throat, burning tongue and palate, white tongue, swollen nodes you name it but i tested negative..well right now im going to the gym..this forum is alot of help...well i'll tell you guys my story later, i think it could help people that think that ymptoms they read on-line indicates you have hiv, ive learned my lesson..thanks..

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,206
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 10:49:39 PM »
Congratulaions on that happy result! Celebrate by getting on with your life AND always, ALWAYS using a latex condom when you have intercourse.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline juanmx

  • Member
  • Posts: 23
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 11:01:54 PM »
Oh man what can I say, feeling the happiest man on earth?? what a great outcome!!. I am in similar situation right now, Im receiving my results tomorrow hoping for a good outcome as yours, but today I am totally scared to death of this uncertainty. I developed symptoms too still today at 7 weeks.

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
am i crazy?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008, 03:55:50 PM »
ok, here is the deal. unprotected sex on dec.2004, after that several symptoms occur, had a elisa test on june 2005 came out negative. then had anohter elisa test on oct 2006 that came out negative, hadn't had any intercourse since my last test.
Im afraid of having relationships with my g/f b/c im afraid i might be pos. but i think im losing my mind because i have symptoms like everyother week, now im having seborhea on my nose and chest and i read stuff on internet and makes it worse for me, i dont know what to think.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,206
Re: symptoms and testing..
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2008, 04:12:21 PM »
I've merged your earlier thread with your latest. Please follow our rule which is to keep all of your entries in the same thread. In this case it's particularly on point. Your worries are totally unfounded.

As long as you haven't had unprotected intercourse since you received your negative test result -- then you are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Get on with your life.

Andy Velez

Offline coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
still worried
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2008, 11:59:08 AM »
well long story short - unprotected sex with a girl i met that same night on dec 2004 then never saw her again....elisa test may 2005 -neg  and oct 2006 -neg...i know i think im crazy but since then ive only had protected sex w/ my girlfriend she was a virgin..mmm she got sick like 4 days ago with a fever..well today i have to go donate some blood and im scared i might have something i think they do test (elisa) before but im worried...

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: still worried
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2008, 12:16:13 PM »
coolors,

Once again, 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 all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

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.

You don't have hiv. You've already tested conclusvely negative.

You can't give your girlfriend what you don't have. Besides, even if you were positive, condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection so you couldn't have given it to her during protected intercourse.

But you do not have hiv anyway.

Keep coming back here to question this same incident from years ago and you'll be given a time out. I suggest you seek therapy to get to the bottom of why you think you have hiv despite your negative test results. We cannot help you with that here.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

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 coolors

  • Member
  • Posts: 7
Worried once again (symptoms)
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 11:26:57 AM »
I'm worried once again...

Well, I had an unprotected sex encounter on 2004, it was my first time and i think i did a really bad job didnt wear a condom, met the girl that same night, and since then I havent had a normal life, I did take 2 elisa tests in 2005 and one in 2006 and both came negative, but how reliable are they? i read on google that they dont specifically look for the hiv virus and well i live in Bolivia and how can i be sure this tests are 100% reliable, well anyways Ive been having bad diarrhea for over the pasts years, months well it comes and goes, i have diarrhea for a day or two goes back to normal and then 2 weeks later comes back, well anyways i have lost of couple of pounds.. (diagnosed with ibs by gastroentolgist)  also have seb derm clears ups with creams but , once I google this, all of this links to hiv and all of this symptoms came after this unprotected sex encounter..this has me really worried. dont know what to do, i have a g/f (2 years now) and im really afraid i might have given her hiv.

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Worried once again (symptoms)
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2010, 11:53:04 AM »
Your question will not be answered until you return to your original thread. Take the time to read the posting guidelines of this forum.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,206
Re: still worried
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2010, 12:49:40 PM »
I've merged your threads here. Please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

The ELISA is the standard HIV test. I don't know what nonsense you have been picking up from Googling, but you have reliably tested negative for HIV. You are HIV negative.

As long as you consistently use condoms everytime you have vaginal or anal intercourse you will be well protected against the sexual transmission of HIV.

Get on with your life and cut out all this unnecessary drama. Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV because you aren't HIV positive, no matter how your head tells you anything different. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
Andy Velez

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.