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Offline Ithappens78

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Worried really bad
« on: March 20, 2014, 02:56:19 PM »
I had sex with a girl unprotected, I have had sex with her many times before, next day got a tattoo from a legit shop same one I've been going to for years. Anyways 2 weeks after that got sick but only for 2 days and it was the normal sick I've had through my whole life, just feel super weak and tired  no diarhia no throwing up.

I then noticed my tonsils were red but no pain and I had a thin white coating on half my tounge (comes off real easy but comes back) also my nodes under my jaw are swollen,got a HIV test at 8 weeks, negative.... I noticed some joint pain and little muscle fatigue but nothing that slowed me down (lasted about 2 weeks) still went to the gym everyday. Got tested at 2 and 1/2 months so 10 weeks and still negative.

I have not had a test since, and that was little over 3 months ago...and I still have red tonsils thin white layer on my tounge that still comes of really easy and is gone all day till I wake up, and my lymph nodes under my neck swell up and go down non stop, this has been going on for almost 7 months now.
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: Worried really bad
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 03:25:30 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

It would be very rare for you to test positive after a 10 week negative test but lets do this right and test at 12 weeks so you have the peace of mind that you tested at 3 months post exposure point . Stop having unprotected sex and you will be OK .

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!

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Re: Worried really bad
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 05:04:40 AM »
It,

If you have any doubts about the hygiene practices at the tattoo parlour you went to, you might want to get tested for hep C. Hep C is a MUCH more easily transmitted virus than hiv in settings like tat parlours. Thankfully it is rarely sexually transmitted - and usually only during more extreme sexual activities like fisting.

Hep C is actually a much more prevalent virus than hiv - but the good news is that it is around 90% curable now days. I believe everyone should be tested for hep C periodically; every five to ten years or so or more depending on lifestyle and/or job. People with tats should definitely test now and then.

If you want to know more about hep C, please go to our sister site hepmag.com. We are an hiv site here, so I won't be answering any questions from you about hep C. I've given you the resource you need and suggested a test and that's as far as I'll go in this forum.

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