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Offline Ann

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2007, 10:05:15 AM »
Oral,

Your test result is not going to change. You are hiv negative, period, end of story. If you're worried about things going on with your body, go see a doctor. You could be missing something important by focusing on something you do not have. You do not have 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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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #51 on: February 14, 2007, 10:37:29 AM »
Dont want to listen to us about symptoms and seeing your Dr.?  How about The Mayo Clinic?

Swollen Lymph Nodes: Causes Range from Strep Throat to Cancer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- You have a marble-sized lump in your armpit. It's been there a week and doesn't hurt. What is it, and should you be concerned?
You may have a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes are tiny glands throughout your body, clustered under your arms and in the groin, pelvis, neck, chest and abdomen. The lymphatic system also includes the spleen, thymus, tonsils, adenoids, bone marrow and liver. Lymph nodes help to filter out disease-causing organisms and fight infection.
If one or more lymph nodes are swollen, it may indicate an underlying disease, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. There are many causes of swollen lymph nodes, including viral infections; bacterial infections such as strep throat; connective-tissue disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus; drug reactions, for example, to penicillin or quinidine; and cancer. Among all the underlying conditions, cancer is relatively uncommon.
Swollen lymph nodes may go away on their own in a matter of days. However, if you have a swollen lymph node that has been present a week or longer, is expanding or is associated with signs and symptoms such as a high fever, night sweats or unexplained weight loss, see your doctor.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2007, 02:06:14 PM »
Guys & Ann
Thanks so much you're stars!!!!
Good night and good luck

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2007, 02:42:08 PM »
Thanks for your support.
I had expected to feel really good after my test (81 days= 3 days short of the 12 week window) but I still have night sweats and lymph glands etc.
On looking up lymphs & sweats it is commonly stated that it is symptomatic of early HIV.
My question is what credence can be given to a negative test at 11 and 1/2 weeks. The tests were to detect antibodies and viral infection. You always say that 13 weeks is the required date. How often do people show results in the last 10 days?
I am going for a further test tomorrow!

You are conclusively negative.  There are a variety of things that can cause swollen lymph glands and night sweats.  A headache can be a symptom of a brain tumour, but you don't run to an oncologist for every headache, do you?  Just because a symptom can be associated with a particular condition doesn't mean you have it.  You have tested conclusively negative.  If you still are concerned about symptoms, then follow up with your doctor.  HIV is not your problem here.
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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2007, 10:17:10 AM »
Back again!
As per above I have recalculated my time between incident and test and it comes to 79 days, ie 11 weeks and 2 days.
I have spoken to two doctors at the STD clinic and both have said that the test is conclusive and the 11 weeks and 2 days is sufficient time elapse.
I have seen my GP who said that I should wait two weeks and then she will carryout other screen tests, not related to HIV, if necessary.
My problem is that before this whole incident I  was feeling fine; now I have night sweats every night plus all the glands etc.
Night incidents come with fizzing/ tinnitus,pulse rate high, sweating and pains in the legs etc.
Under these circumstances it is difficult to accept that the negative result conclusive. The doctors are adamant.
Have you come across this sort of reaction / behavoir in the past,and can I take the tests as being TOTALLY CONCLUSIVE??

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2007, 10:20:43 AM »
Then I would suggest that you see a mental health professional to deal with your unwarranted worries.

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2007, 10:29:29 AM »
TOTALLY CONCLUSIVE.  Multiple people on this site and multiple people in the medical profession that you trust have all told you the same thing.  You are the only one that thinks otherwise.  i would concur with Rod that you seek the help of a mental health professional to help you with your unwarranted fears.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2007, 10:33:49 AM »
RR and ACinK
Thanks for Rapid Response


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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2007, 12:17:07 PM »
Oral,

Your result is conclusive. Let's not forget that you didn't have a risk in the first place.

You are hiv negative and it's time you put this behind you.

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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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2007, 01:43:33 PM »
Anne
Thanks for your support, you're a brick!

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2007, 06:50:27 AM »
Hopefully your mind is now at rest. I'd just like to reiterate what everyone else has said...PROTECT YOUSELF EVERY TIME! It only takes once...I should know
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2007, 06:02:53 AM »
Andy, Ann,Rapid Rod,ACinKC.
Despite your good advice I had a further test at 14weeks which was negative! It was not that I did not trust the advice you gave, but that I did not trust myself; if that makes sense.I have now accepted the -ve result as conclusive.
I read many views on the "window" period and ended up taking the conservative view.
The good thing that has come out of this saga is the people who I have had contact with.
All of you plus the staff and doctors at the STD clinic have been objective, patient and generous of spirit.
You cannot appreciate the value of your support and advice during the long and lonely passage to testing.
if there is one thing that other people in my position could learn is that you take an expert logical view on the incident and provide advice baased on that. I, in my panicked state found every reason and symptom to decide on the inevitable incorrect outcome.
I would like to thank you very much for your great help over the last 7 weeks.
Go well and all the best to you.

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Re: infection through cunnilingus
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2007, 06:55:57 AM »
Oral,

No surprise there on the fourteen week negative result. You didn't have a risk.

If you find you still have trouble putting this behind you, please think about having some sessions with a counselor so you can learn how to put this into perspective and deal with your anxiety.

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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