Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 12, 2016, 04:07:58 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 685152
  • Total Topics: 53618
  • Online Today: 214
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 4
Guests: 156
Total: 160


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

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: please help ! worried  (Read 1756 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kish99

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
please help ! worried
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:56:37 AM »
first of all thanks to all the people in this forum for their wonderful support!

I had an sexual exposure (unprotected vaginal sex with a female whom i met for the first time whose hiv status is unknown ) 25 days after the exposure i had this prolonged unknown high fatigue , low grade fever, headache , body aches , malaise ,diarrhea and my symptoms started getting worse day by day . i had checks for everything such as dengue ,malaria,tuberculosis , CBC , chest xrays everything came back normal at 6 weeks post exposure i had slight pain in my neck and later on it turned out to be swollen lymph nodes . I did get chlamydia from this exposure :-[

 ive had tests for hiv at
ELISA HIV 1&2 at 5weeks NEGATIVE (generation unknown)
COMBAIDS 1&2 at 7 weeks NEGATIVE (done at government clinic)
ELISA HIV 1&2 at 9.5weeks NEGATIVE
ELISA HIV 1&2 at 10.5weeks NEGATIVE
ELISA HIV 1&2 at 12weeks NEGATIVE

at ten weeks i did have a master health check up which showed no significant disorders except for a elevated liver function tests and vitamin d deficiency.

at 13 weeks i was so despaired by my swollen lymph nodes and persisting symptoms i had an HIV-1 RNA PCR test which came out to be negative.

although my symptoms most lasted for nearly 12 weeks post exposure i still have this persistent cervical lymph node swelling and sore throat and some malaise even after 14 weeks.

i know  having chlamydia from her makes me more vulnerable to acquire hiv and those symptoms i had/have, do you consider my tests conclusive after all these typical ARS symptoms with elevated liver enzymes (everything typical for acute HIV)or do i need any further tests.
Im from India and would you consider the test results to be as accurate as elsewhere in the world? ppl here consider 6 months as conclusive

PS: this was the first sexual encounter ever in my life (worst ever :'() and i have never fallen so sick in my entire life

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 16,848
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: please help ! worried
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 08:16:51 AM »
You do not have HIV , its conclusive .

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.

   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!

Offline kish99

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: please help ! worried
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 01:00:48 PM »
just to be straight
i expected this answer but my lymph nodes on my neck are swollen as big as moth balls . i still have this malaise and general weakness even after 3 moths . usually i was  a very healthy person without any of these symptoms ever, before this exposure and i cant think of any other reason for being so ill.  :-\
in fact it is my prolonged illness that made me worry about hiv and soon i have realized all the symptoms ive been through to be HIV related. :-[
so one last time do i need any further test ?(or a different may be)
what are the chances of me to be one of those who seroconvert lately?

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 16,848
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: please help ! worried
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 01:08:48 PM »
You do not have HIV . If you are sick go see your doctor and find out why, its not HIV that's making you sick . I'm serious, if you are that ill go to the doctor now and find out why . Best of luck .   

Offline kish99

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: please help ! worried
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 07:01:26 AM »
thanks jeff i just hope im negative as u say ur words helps me calm down. ill try to figure out with a doc . but anyways this forum does bring strength to the worried ones who need help.
wish u good luck n great health

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 16,848
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: please help ! worried
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 07:10:39 AM »
You are welcome .


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.