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Offline ack!

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Symptoms and Negative Tests
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:44:17 PM »
Hey all,

Thanks for supporting this forum. It's been a source of comfort in a few different ways during an incredibly stressful time.

I had an exposure at a bachelor party (strip club) 4+ months back. My symptoms started with testicle pain (2 weeks after) and escalated to neck pain, fatigue, nausea, and as of today, sores on my...you got it. I tested negative for HIV and a panel of other STDs at 5 weeks (blood), 11.5 weeks (finger prick), and 14 weeks (oral swab). I also tested neg. for a bacterial infection. The 6 month point would be somewhere in early October.

My lymph node pain--I believe that is what I am feeling--is slowly starting to subside in testicles but is there on occasion in my neck. I am wondering what other tests are needed. At this point, I may be beyond worry but just want some words of wisdom. It's kind of like, if not HIV than what? Thanks for any comments on what I need to do.

Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Symptoms and Negative Tests
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 01:05:54 PM »
You are HIV negative and do not need further HIV testing for this incident .

What was the exposure ? , not that it matters because you have tested negative in the appropriate window period . The testing window period is 6 weeks past exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .   


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