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Serocoverting and HIV
« on: May 26, 2014, 04:11:42 PM »
I have a few questions regarding seroconversion. I am very worried about the current state of my health after a risky exposure over 5 weeks ago. I am experiencing symptoms and I have also confirmed via 2 doctors(emergency room and also one in urgent care at another facility)  that I have a lymph node. This lymph node is hard and it does not move. It's located in front of the ear (upper side burn area) and has been there for 15 days. In addition I had blood work done and I see there is an increase in my monocyte levels. I do not experience : rash, fevers, diarrhea, night sweats. I do have a sore throat (for abut 3 weeks now), swollen testicles, (I was told in emergency that I have varicose veins in the testicles), tingling and legs and feets, also sharp pains throughout the body. I was told at urgent care via bloodwork that I am anemic. I suffer from anemia due to distil ileum being removed. I associate my anemia at this time to diet and being negligent by not taking my b 12 injections or iron pills. Nevertheless the lymph node still wouldn't be there and I wouldn't feel like I do . I also noticed abut 3 weeks ago I was experiencing a lot pain in the uretha. No dischare or burning while urination. it burned a little bit but not while I urinated. Also the tip of my penis head continuously was in pain. I urinate constantly through the day especially at night. It feels like some of the organs on my left side are swollen or being affected. The doctor in the emergency room told me that the lymph node was being caused by a virus. I actually took an STD test a day before going to the emergency. I didn't notice the lymph node the day I took the test. That was May 8th 2014 exactly 25-30 days after the possible exposure. I received the results May 15th, 2014 and everything was negative. HIV, SYHLIS, GON, CYLMADIA. The issue i'm having is that the symptoms have not subsided. I took doxycline, and augmentin and neither one helped with the lymph node. I am feeling an itching type of feeling all throughout my face, back, and head. It feels like the nerves down my spinal column are activated and I can feel nerve sensations all through my head. I have not lost any weight and I have not vomited. My anemia causes me to be a bit tired so I have started eating meat and a few things to boost my iron. I was trying a raw diet with herbs to get better but it didn't reverse my problem although I will admit it caused me to lose weight but it also calmed down my sore throat. I suspect that my risky exposure is the reason behind all of this. I received a blow job with no condom from a woman and also had the misfortune of the condom coming off while having vaginal sex. I didn't know the girl . I met her out on the night. I want to know how do my chances look in terms of this being HIV?  How accurate is a 25 day test? A hard immovable lymph node is said to be seious. How long does a hard node normally exist? Whatever this is it has an interest in my nervous system. Any positive feedback would be greatly appreciated. Does HIV usually manifest hard immovable lymph nodes in front of the ear. Also the doctor at urgent care also aggressively monitored my neck with his finger digging into my deep tissues and he said he also felt a small node on the ride side of neck. You cant even feel it by touching the surface because I still cant find it. I also just noticed a what appears to be sore in the lower left hand corner of my bottom lip. I haven't been kissing on anyone. I don't recall biting my lip neither.  I have another test result tomorrow at 37 - 42 days post exposure. I'm just hoping for the best. Please help. Thank you

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Serocoverting and HIV
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 09:35:02 PM »
The unprotected vaginal sex was a risk, you can test for HIV 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . Getting a blow job is not a risk nor a factor in this risk assessment .

We do not need to know your symptoms and we never discuss them because they are not specific to hiv and could be caused by many other things . The only way to know if yo have HIV is to test at the appropriate time and not from symptoms . If you are sick go see a doctor and find out why .

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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