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Am I Infected? / Re: Feeling Feverish
« Last post by Ptrk3 on Yesterday at 11:44:28 pm »
Long read, scanned the relevant facts pertaining to potential HIV infection.

I'm not going to answer your questions one by one because they are annoying, ill informed, off the mark.

Your perceived symptoms of potential HIV-infection are irrelevant, symptoms, if they occur at all, vary widely.  If your are ill, see a healthcare provider for appropriate diagnosis and treatment, if applicable.

The central issue is your potential for HIV infection because of your risks of unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex.

You've testing negative for HIV antibodies (and other STD's/STI's), isn't that enough for you?  Consult with your healthcare provider for issues related to why you have further questions.

Move on with your life.

You had protected vaginal sex (not a risk) and some sort of unprotected oral sex, which is a theoretical risk only if you are providing oral sex to a male and you have gaping wounds in your mouth ("meth mouth"), neither of which case appears to apply to you.

Estoy infectado? / Miedo sintomas
« Last post by kazuro-san on Yesterday at 09:14:49 pm »
Hola buenas tarde , tengo un miedo incontrolable tuve relaciones sexuales con una chica que era medio movida pero use todo proteccion y solo fue 4 minutos vaginal y oral de 2 segundos , aclaro que nunca me eyacule dentro del condon  y fue algo rapido pero la duda ,  pero despues de esto me ha dolido los oidos y dolor de gargante estoy muy nervioso me hize la prueba al dia siguiente despues de esto y salio negativo se que debo esperar me aconsejaron que me haga elisa 4ta generacio pasado 28 dias con ese examen es altamente confiable gracias ando muy asustado despues de esto reflexionare y seré una persona diferente ,  todo por un momento de placer  necesitaria una palabras para dejar de pensar en esto , por ahi lei que el Doctor Andy velez es un excelente en esta materia gracias
Am I Infected? / Feeling Feverish
« Last post by extreme on Yesterday at 07:51:48 pm »
July 31, 2017:
My last sexual exposure. I have engaged in unprotected oral and protected vaginal sex multiple times before this.

Nov 20, 2017:
I saw one bump on my lower abdominal, I ignored it and continued shaving as usual. The bump got cut and i saw multiple bumps in
a few days. Then i saw some of the bumps on the base of my penis as well. This got me worried and i got a complete STD check done including HIV

Dec 24, 2017 (5 months after exposure):
4th Generation HIV Test - Non Reactive
Herpes 1 - Positive
Herpes 2, Hepatitis A, B, C, Gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, syphilis - Negative

Jan 03, 2018:
I got an online consultation for Herpes 1

Jan 04, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018:
Started taking acyclovir for 10 days

Jan, 2018:
I started feeling feverish around beginning of Jan, 2018. My normal body temp would be at 97.5 but when i would feel feverish the temperature would rise
till 98.8 (I know it is still considered a normal temperature but it makes me feel uncomfortable just like one would in fever). This happens to me 2-3
times daily and lasts anywhere from 30 mins to few hours.

Jan 15, 2018:
Even after taking meds for 10 days those bumps did not go away so i was precribed another medicine Valacyclovir which i started from 15th jan 2018 to
23 jan 2018 but the bumps still did not go away.

Jan 24, 2018:
Then I went to a doctor for physical examination and he said it looks like molluscum contagion since it has a dimple at the center.
He suggested me to leave it as it is and that it will go away on its own in 6 months.
From what I have observed, the bumps becomes red after a few days and then goes away on its own. I am not concerned about these bumps anymore as very
few of them remain.

Jan 25, 2018 (6 months after exposure): Since I continued to feel feverish and so I decided to go for another round of testing.
Test 2-
4th Generation HIV Test - Non Reactive
Herpes 1 - Positive
Herpes 2, Hepatitis A, B, C, Gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, syphilis - Negative

Feb 5, 2018  (6 months, 1 week after exposure):
I noticed rashes on both my arms, abdomen, both the legs. These were red spots and they came out when i was having this feverish feeling.

Feb 6, 2018  (6 months, 1 week after exposure)
Test 3 -
4th Generation HIV Test - Non Reactive
HIV 1 RNA, QL TMA - Not Detected
Herpes 2, Hepatitis A, B, C, Gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, syphilis - Negative

I again went to the doctor, he ignored my feverish feeling since thermometer wont register beyond 98.8. he prescribed me prednisone and the rashes
went away in 5 days.
I got CBC done and it shows normal.

My feverish feeling continues 2-3 times every day.

Following are my question:
1) Are my test conclusive, especially HIV test? Would the medicines that I have taken impact my 2nd & 3rd test results?
2) I am less worried about HIV 1 since the testing included checking for the virus itself but for HIV 2 only antibodies were tested so could it
be a case of late seroconversion as HIV 2 is known to be a slow progressor?
3) In my case, feverish feeling started 1 month before rashes, does this indicate anything related to HIV?
4) If i assume my feverish feling was due to seroconversion that started beginning of Jan, my feb testing for HIV 2 antibodies should have turned
positive right?
5) Do ars rashes go away with prednisone in 5 days?
6) Can molluscum contagion cause this feverish feeling?
7) Do u recommend retesting?

Research News & Studies / Re: High Blood Pressure, Which Is Often Untreated
« Last post by JimDublin on Yesterday at 03:56:08 pm »
Well good luck when you check up on how its going.

Changing the controllable factors such as the habits/lifestyle items, its often easier said then done. I hope you can and that the impact is big enough to prevent high blood pressure and diabetes. Ill be honest it was a challenge for me.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Miedo por Condon roto
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 12:54:57 pm »
Estoy esperando un resultado negativo desde tu probando.

Mas no puedo decir ahora.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Situación de riesgo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 12:53:23 pm »
Absolutmente esas sintomas no son el VIH especifico.  Estoy esperandoun resultado negativo desde to prueba.  No tengo mas a decir ahora.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Situación de riesgo
« Last post by Kanu on Yesterday at 12:02:31 pm »
 Hola de nuevo Andy, apenas estoy por cumplir la sexta semana para probar , pero durante la anterior semana estuve con fiebre, lengua muy blanca y me aparecieron 2 aftas bucales, la verdad estoy muy deprimido por estos síntomas que se me han presentado.
Quisiera saber si usted opina que estos síntomas están asociados con mi riesgo de infección desde un condón roto.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Miedo por Condon roto
« Last post by Lucho on Yesterday at 11:46:03 am »
Andy, escribí en el hilo de otra persona porque no sabía cómo crear mi propio post.

Hace dos día recordé el hecho y me entraron los nervios. ¿Crees que no tengo nada?. estoy súper nervioso y quisiera que me digas algo que me deje más tranquilo.

Muchas gracias tu tiempo y por contestar.
Tu resultado con el ac es fiable y conclusivo.

Un molluscum no es un sintomas del VIH. Algun sintomas son algo a discutir con tu doctor si continuando.

Estoy infectado? / Re: Miedo en contacto de riesgo
« Last post by Andy Velez on Yesterday at 11:11:56 am »
No voy a continuar este ronda de preguntas y dudas con tu.  Mi recomendacion es para tu a probar para a ser seguro de tu estado negativo. 

Este es mi ultimate comentario.  Si vuelves otra vez con mas dudas y preguntas vas a ver tu acceso aqui terminado.
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