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Author Topic: Why do websites describe symptoms if they aren't reliable? Please help cure fear  (Read 880 times)

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Offline notsureandafraid

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There are plenty of websites on the internet, which claim everything and anything is because of HIV.

It really scares me a lot reading those articles.

I had unprotected insertive oral sex with a prostitute 5 weeks and 2 days ago. I also rubbed against her ass cheek. She also was wearing braces.

I was HIV negative on

  • One Duo Test done on the 25th day after possible exposure and got a result 5 days later
  • Two Antibody Tests done on the 4 week, and 5 week mark[ after possible exposure/li]
I am just testing to cure my anxiety due to the symptoms. Every time I test I feel a little better until one of those symptoms show up. Then I have to test again.

The symptoms get more and more unbearable and chronic like as days go by. I want to talk about them but I don't want to get banned.

How can I cure my anxiety?

Offline Jeff G

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You never had a risk and do not need to test over this specific incident .


Offline notsureandafraid

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Hi Jeff,

Can you help me about any other STD tests I should do? Or is this the wrong forum for non-HIV STD?

Offline Jeff G

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Hi Jeff,

Can you help me about any other STD tests I should do? Or is this the wrong forum for non-HIV STD?

We deal in HIV risk assessments but if you go to a clinic or see your doctor and ask for a full std panel he or she will know what test to order .

Have you had an account here before ? I think so .

Offline notsureandafraid

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Hi Jeff,

This is my first post on this forum. I did use the vancouver aids helpline before this. They asked me to do a 3 month confirmatory test.

Just realized I can talk about symptoms on this sub-forum. Here it is:

  • Two attacks of diarrhea in last 3 weeks
  • Short sharp pain on left arm joints and muscles.
  • Short sharp pain in groin, legs and right arm rarely
  • One mild rash on left arm that disappeared in a few hours after I woke up today
  • One swollen lymph node behind my ear

I know it doesn't mean anything. Just posting it here though.

I have taken flu vaccines, so I know whatever it is, it is not flu.

My workplace is very hectic these days. Anxiety due to work is all time high too.

Anyways thanks for listening. I feel better when you said I don't have any risk.

Offline Jeff G

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Your symptoms are not specific to HIV and since you didn't have a risk and have already tested conclusively HIV negative your symptoms are not caused by HIV .

Please note that as a member of the AM I INFECTED forum you are only allowed to post in this one thread .

 


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