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Author Topic: Rarely, Acute = OI ???  (Read 2437 times)

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Offline stupid_atraction

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Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« on: December 07, 2006, 07:13:13 PM »
Did the title got ur attention??...

Here’s my story:
I’m 21 years old, very slim all my life, right now I weight 115 lbs and my height is 1,80 meters. (I think its 5,9 in inches), I’ve never done drugs, never smoked in my life, only drink rational alcohol on the weekends.
A month and 2 weeks ago I had protected sex with a transsexual(shemale) for the first time..., she received anal and both gave and received oral (with protection also), the only thing that wasn’t with a condom was that I performed anal kissing, not very deep but I used my tongue and licked that region.
I know that having used a condom greatly minimizes the chances, but I read everywhere that “the correct use of condom minimizes the risk”.
Now in this encounter I had, the first incorrect thing I did was to insert the condom in the incorrect side, all the way until it got stuck, so I turned it to the correct side (now I read that pre-cum could have touched that other part of the condom so theorically the transsexual would be in “risk” of infection not me in this case?)
And the 2nd incorrect thing I did was to actually insert the condom when I wasn’t fully erected just mildly erected, what does this implicate?. (I didn’t ejaculate)
Anyway back to the story…1 day after the encounter a simple and small sore appeared on my mouth, the next day it disappeared…though I started to have an unexplainable change in vision, some days passed by and then I realized that they were like transparent floaters, visible in the sky and in white backgrounds.
5 days after encounter, I went to the ophthalmologist and he performed an indirect  ophthalmoscopy, he found something in my retina but couldn’t diagnose what, from what I heard he said to another ophthalmologist who was called when he found something that I had “Snowballs” and im not sure if he said a slight inflammation of the retina. So they gave me an urgent appointment with a retina expert.
4 days passed by and I went to my urgent appointment, he performed a slit-lamp exam and said to me that everything was fine, that the floaters would probably fade away in about 6 months or that I would start to get used to them and finally don’t see them anymore.
One week later I went to another ophthalmologist, he performed another slit-lamp exam and said exactly the same as the retina guy.
Right now I still see the floaters (which before the encounter, believe me, they weren’t there) and I have this idea that everyday that passes they are getting worse, now I can even see the “transparent floaters effect” on dark backgrounds, other way to describe it is like when u get dizzy by getting up very quickly and u see some kind of floaters, well something like that but the 24 hs for 1 month and 2 weeks now…
I think that those 2 specialists didn’t find anything because I’ve read that at first CMV Retinitis is only visible by doing an indirect eye exam (as the one the first doctors did to me and actually found something, but since they weren’t specialist they weren’t able to diagnose cmv retinitis?)
I’m still waiting for 3 months to pass, in order to perform an hiv test, though I went to get one and im currently waiting for the results which probably will be negative because I haven’t waited enough yet.
Lastly and most important (sorry for this long trip)…my doubt is: having in mind im very slim and eat a lot of junk food periodically is there a chance on earth that my cd4 t-cells dropped below 50 after infection and that’s the reason im developing cmv retinitis?
Please let me know your thoughts, the doubt, guilt and anxiety is killing me.
Thank you very much for the ones that took time in reading this long story and post their opinion.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Transsexual Story
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 07:27:25 PM »
You had safe sex, so HIV is not a concern. Continue to see you doctor for your other symptoms because they are unrelated to HIV.

Offline stupid_atraction

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Re: Hello Forum Members
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 07:52:39 PM »
Hey Brad!

how r u doing man?

Based on ur experience, i was wondering... When u were newly infected your cd4 count was really low? did u find out u were hiv+ because of cmv retinitis (as the first sign?)

Is it normal to have cmv retinitis in the first year of hiv infection?

please let me know, thank u very much & take care!!

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Re: Hello Forum Members
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 08:02:04 PM »
Hey Brad!

how r u doing man?

Based on ur experience, i was wondering... When u were newly infected your cd4 count was really low? did u find out u were hiv+ because of cmv retinitis (as the first sign?)

Is it normal to have cmv retinitis in the first year of hiv infection?



please let me know, thank u very much & take care!!



Stupid you have not tested HIV+...you should not be posting in the Living with HIV forum.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 08:03:59 PM by Dachshund »

Offline stupid_atraction

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Re: Hello Forum Members
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 08:22:31 PM »


Stupid you have not tested HIV+...you should not be posting in the Living with HIV forum.

Im sorry Dachshund, i will send a private msg to Brad, wont happen again, i didnt realize.
take care and good luck!!

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Re: Transsexual Story
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 06:41:11 AM »
stupid,

I removed your posts from a forum where you should not be posting. You should also not PM positive members of these forums to ask personal questions about when they were infected. If they want to answer your questions, they will do it here in this forum. This forum is the only place you should be asking questions. Please read the forum posting guidelines in the Welcome Thread. Thanks.

You didn't have a risk of hiv infection. Condoms have been proven to be effective for preventing hiv transmission. Annilingus ("anal kissing") is also not a risk for hiv transmission.

While you do not need to test over this specific incident, 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.

Not only do symptoms or the lack of symptoms mean nothing when it comes to hiv infection, but CMV retinitis does not happen in primary infection. Only hiv testing will reveal your hiv status.

Ann
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Offline stupid_atraction

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Re: Transsexual Story
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 02:20:11 AM »
okz  :), thank you very much ann  :-*

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Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2006, 05:04:42 PM »
Hello everyone...Please share your thoughts on this one:

During acute HIV-1 infection, the number of CD4+ T-cells decline, occasionally to levels that allow the development of opportunistic infections at that time

Is this true? is this possible? for ex: Is it possible to have 50 cd4 cells in Acute Infection and actually develop CMV RETINITIS??...

Looking forward for ur reply, thank you very much!!

Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2006, 05:22:32 PM »
That is consistent with AIDS not acute HIV infection.  I am confused with why this is on this board.  Are you worried about an infection?  Are you speculating about your immune status?  What?  ???
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Re: Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006, 05:33:50 PM »
Try keeping your thoughts in one thread. I had to find you original post to even begin to understand what formed the original basis for your question.

You had protected sex with a transsexual and you've self diagnosed CMV as a result since you believe yourself to be infected.

I'll respond to your latest question with a real world answer but you should try and realize that protected sex means just that, protected.

Regardless,Is it possible to have 50 CD4 cells in Acute Infection and actually develop CMV RETINITIS??...

First things, the scenario posed by you would be exceedingly rare, however; if you were suffering acute infection and your CD4s dipped that low that quickly from the norm you would be one very sick person indeed and CMV would be the least of your concerns. You would be in ICU, intubated for breathing difficulties and experiencing severe dehydration with intravenous saline and that's just the beginning of a very long list of related issues.

CMV, give it a rest, you didn't get infected from your experience and no one here can diagnose you over the internet. Incidentally, did you realize that physicians really get pissed when their patients try praticing medicine without a license; some are more likely to dismiss you as a hypochondriac and if there is a real problem it may not get properly diagnosed because of patient interference. Try letting your doctor do his or her job instead of disease shopping because your symptoms fit.

And try to stick to one thread before a moderator reaches out and touches you.
Good luck working at resolving whatever ails you but this isn't anything HIV related, really.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2006, 05:38:16 PM by 411 »

Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 05:58:47 PM »
Oh I see where you get all this.  This is why they like you to keep things in one thread.  You do not have HIV and you cannot diagnose CMV.  Keep the diagnosing to doctors.  I will refer to 411s post for the rest.  But anyhow, as I stated before the CMV and the CD4 at 50 is much more consistent with what we see in AIDS patients and during the acute HIV infection very unlikely.  411 beat me to the punch for a detailed post, but he/she is right on.
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Re: Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 06:07:09 PM »
Coffeechick
He... ;D just so we remove any doubt on that little he/she thought. ;)
« Last Edit: December 28, 2006, 06:10:40 PM by 411 »

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Re: Rarely, Acute = OI ???
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006, 07:08:35 PM »
stupid,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. I've already asked you to do this before now, do it this time. Thank you for your cooperation.

You've been told that you haven't had a risk for hiv infection and that risk assessment isn't going to change. See a doctor for your problems, you cannot diagnose them yourself and you can't be diagnosed over the internet either. See a doctor. Whatever is going on with you has nothing to do with hiv.

Ann
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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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