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Author Topic: Unfortunate Encounter  (Read 996 times)

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Offline Sklein

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Unfortunate Encounter
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:10:03 PM »
Hi All and thanks in advance!
8.5 weeks ago I was possibly engaged in unprotected intercourse with a woman of unknown HIV status that I met at a bar.  The reason I say possibly unprotected is because I was extremely intoxicated and the night is very hazy.  I do know that there was a condom I just don't know if it was used during sex except I do remember receiving oral sex with it on my penis.  Upon waking up after this episode my wallet, cash on desk, and credit cards we're missing.  Along with the girl.  The condom was across the room and I have no idea when it came off during the night but I'm scared I did not wear it for the sex.

Two days after the incident I had a white tongue which was treated by antibiotics from Walgreens clinic.  They said nothing about cause of white tongue  but did give me literature which listed possible causes, one of which was HIV.  They said it should go away quick with antibiotics.

Embarrassed by the situation I kept on trucking in life until I got a high fever and generally felt itchy on my body about three weeks later which I then read happens often at the beginning of an HIV infection.  I went to the doctor and during questioning I told him about my encounter.  He ordered an HIV antibody test (25 days post exposure) which came back a week later as negative.  He wanted me to follow up in 3 weeks for another antibody test which was taken at 7 weeks post exposure.  This test just came back negative.  I'm still feeling a bit tense due to the situation and a bit worried but somewhat thankful that both tests came back negative.  The doctor will test me again 90 days post exposure. 

I read that a PCR can give me a definitive answer prior to there months.  Can I request this from my doctor for piece of mind or should I wait the remaining 3-4 weeks to retest.  Just a little scared!!



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Re: Unfortunate Encounter
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 04:15:23 PM »
The PCR test must be followed up with a 3 month confirmation anyway so why bother . Your test at 7 weeks isn't likely to change , I have never seen one that did .

If I were you I would wait the 90 days and expect a negative result .

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Re: Unfortunate Encounter
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 04:21:07 PM »
Your symptoms are not ARS symptoms. ARS symptoms if one has them come on 2-4 weeks post exposure and last 1-2 weeks. "Possibly unprotected intercourse?" You either did or did not have unprotected penetrative sex.

Offline Sklein

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Re: Unfortunate Encounter
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
Thanks guys!!  The fever and rash were in the 2-4 week post exposure window the white tongue (thrush) was sooner (within 2-3 days). 

As I can't remember if a condom was used I'm going to say it was unprotected sex to err on the side of caution but I honestly can't remember due to how much I had to drink.
I wish I would not have out myself in this situation but I personally made the decision to get "black out drunk".  Terrible call on my part but I honestly want to be cautious.

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Re: Unfortunate Encounter
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 04:50:38 PM »
The only thing left to do is to test at 90 days . There are no shortcuts to testing so just follow up at 3 months and expect a negative test .


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