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tested neg but still symptoms. help
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:46:34 AM »
Hi Jeff, Ann, and Andy, first of all I would like to congratulate you guys for doing a great job, I've been reading these forums for sometime now. I would like to have an assessment regarding my risk, I had a brief relationship with a prostitute and we had several unprotected vaginal sex during those time, our last intercourse was last April 23 2013, two weeks after I had symptoms, fever that lasted 1 day, cough that lasted about a month, then starting mid of June until up to this day I've been experiencing itchy skin and hives whenever I go for a workout or after a shower. I don't know what's wrong with my body. July 1 I went to a doctor, he found out I have UTI and he put me on Zoltax and it went away. The girl gets tested regularly for STDs and HIV because it is a requirement of their work. The last test she had was 70 days after our exposure on a rapid test that came out non reactive, I was there and I asked the councilor if it is conclusive and he said yes. After that my anxieties never got away so I decided to get tested too at 3 months (86 days) at the same social hygeine clinic on a rapid test, result non reactive. At that time the same councilor told me to stop worrying and that it is already 100% conclusive. But my problem is I still got an itchy skin everyday and I don't know what's wrong with my body and if it is a symptom. I had this condition happened to me before those unprotected sex but only twice or thrice in my life, but since June it is happening to me everyday. Should I believe my results are conclusive?

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Re: tested neg but still symptoms. help
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 06:53:26 AM »
gus,

You do not have hiv. Your negative test result is conclusive.

Keep working with your doctor to find out what, if anything, is actually wrong with you. You have already ruled hiv out as a possible cause.

You need to learn from this and stop having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with ANYONE.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Re: tested neg but still symptoms. help
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 09:07:50 AM »
Thanks Ann for the reply. I have one last question. If I had the flu like symptom last May 1 and the itchy rash that comes and goes away started in mid June, if this is indeed ars symptom, would the antibodies already show up and be detected when i tested last July 17?

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Re: tested neg but still symptoms. help
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 09:25:13 AM »
Gus,

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by SIX WEEKS, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 DAYS.

The rash that sometimes (not always) accompanies hiv seroconversion is NOT itchy. It's not bumpy either.

But yes, if your symptoms had anything to do with hiv seroconversion, you most definitely would have tested positive by now.

The symptoms that some people experience are not due to the virus itself. They are due to the process the body goes through while creating antibodies. If the things you experienced had anything to do with hiv, you would have tested positive shortly after they started.

You do NOT have hiv. You are hiv NEGATIVE.

Keep working with a doctor to find out what is going on. Whatever that may be, it is NOT hiv. You have CONCLUSIVELY  ruled hiv out as a possible cause.

You do NOT HAVE HIV!!!

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!!!

Ann
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"...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

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Re: tested neg but still symptoms. help
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 09:58:29 AM »
Ann thank you very much, I guess I will now have to move on and get my life back, I'm so lost and I don't feel normal mentally and physically with my body ever since I got this fear. I can't even distinguish now what's real and what's fiction... I hope you guys understand what I'm feeling. Anyway thank you so much, and I'm going to start to try to get my life back to normal.

 


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