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Offline Safety1977

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ARS Symptoms and test
« on: April 01, 2014, 06:43:42 AM »
I am 37 years old person. on 18th January 2014 I had sex with prostitute. During vaginal sex the condom came out. Though the girl said she was tested few days back and it was negative, its not reliable.

I went through my first test (HIV Rapid antibody test) after 10 days of possible exposure. The result came negative. I am working in Kazakhstan which is extremely cold during this period. I was suffering from persistent cough from the beginning of winter, which increased later on. I did not experience any fever but had sore throat which starts within 1 week of the possible exposure.

I went for another HIV rapid antibody test which was just 36 days after possible exposure. The result was negative. After 44 days of possible exposure I again went for another test, this time EIA antibody test (Not Duo). The result was again negative. Since then I was suffering from laryngitis which creates hoarse voice as the days go. From yesterday some rashes appear on my face. Its like the rash coming sometimes after shaving. It is 71 days after possible exposure.
My question: Am I at risk?
Is it possible that Skin rash appear after 10 weeks of possible exposure?
How authentic is 44 days EIA antibody test?
Is laryngitis an ARS symptom?

It will really reduce my anxiety.

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Re: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 07:08:02 AM »
Safety,

If the condom came off as you withdrew, then you didn't have a risk and you are conclusively hiv negative.

If the condom came off during the act and was pushed up inside her and she had to "dig" it out, then you did have a risk, but one on the lower end of the scale. It would be similar to having a condom break and I have yet to see the insertive partner end up hiv positive following a condom break.

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. A six week negative (42 days) is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

You only need further testing if the condom was pushed up inside her.

If you do need further testing I do not expect your previous negative result to change.

As for your symptoms, neither symptoms nor even the lack of symptoms will ever tell you a single thing about your hiv status. ONLY testing at the appropriate time will.

If you feel unwell or are worried about a rash, go see a doctor. It's most likely nothing to do with hiv.

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: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2014, 07:17:15 AM »
Thanks Ann for your response. Just two more enquaries:

1. Is it possible that Skin rash appear after 10 weeks of possible exposure?
2. Can Persistent Laryngitis be an ARS sysmtom?

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Re: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2014, 07:24:36 AM »
Safety,

I already discussed symptoms with you - they cannot be used to diagnose your hiv status. ONLY testing at the appropriate time will.

We do not discuss symptoms here.

If you feel unwell, GO SEE A DOCTOR.

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: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 01:35:40 PM »
I had unprotected sex with csw on 18th January.
Except cold and cough I did not experience any other major symptoms. I also had almost 1 month laryngitis. I tested after 30 days and 44 days post exposure by EIA 3rd generation antibody test and results came negative.

I am now at 96 days post exposure and after 4 days I am going for another EIA antibody test. From yesterday I am suffering from tingling sensation (mostly pinning). almost through out body. The sensations are quite mild.

Can somebody please tell me is it HIV symptoms? I know this kind of sensation can happen at the later stage of HIV.

Please reply.

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Re: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 01:43:12 PM »
Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. Only an HIV specific test will give you that answer. You're doing the smart thing by retesting. Given your earlier negative results and particularly at 44 days, the very strong likelihood is that you will test conclusively negative at 96 days.

There is nothing HIV specific about your "symptoms." If the condition persists you should discuss it with your doctor.

I expect you to come out of this ok as far as HIV is concerned. Avoid risk in the future by always using a condom for vaginal and anal intercourse.
Andy Velez

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Re: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 06:57:17 AM »
Hi,
I am a male of 31 years of age. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW. It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kissing which lasts almost minute. I am not sure about condom torn. Since last 3 weeks I have sore throat and mild joint pain. No real fever. Some times during afternoon time temperature raise up to 37.2 degrees centigrade.

The sore throat was mild but was a one point pin like feeling. During disposing phlegm stain of blood coming out. Phlegm was green or yellow in color. I went to doctor and he tested chest X-ray and found no problem.

I tested HIV 3rd Generation antibody test after 19 days of exposure, which came negetive.

My questions:
1. Are my symptoms related to ARS?
2. How much possibility to have HIV contraction through deep kissing?
3. What can be the cause of blood in the phlegm?
4. One ENT specialist told me that the partition of nose is little bended. Is there any relation with this and my symptoms?
5. I am feeling little week, but that I think mostly because of anxiety.
6. How accurate is my 19 days HIV test result?
7. Can sore throat without fever can be a symptom of ARS? I have only sore throat and very mild joint and muscle pain and that is also not constant.

Please answer to reduce my anxiety.

Regards,
Ram

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Re: ARS Symptoms and test
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 09:16:39 AM »
I merged your many threads you have posted into one . Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here . 

The answer to questions are easy ... You have not had a risk for HIV from protected vaginal or anal sex and no has ever been infected with HIV from kissing . Please read this whole thread again for additional thoughts . You have not had a risk and have tested negative for the virus so its not HIV making you sick .

As you have been advised already . WE DO NOT DISCUSS SYMPTOMS so if you are sick go see a doctor and find out why, we cant help with that . 

 


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