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Title: I am terrifird
Post by: Srk1995i on August 18, 2021, 01:49:07 pm
I am married for three years now.i trust my husband completely.i was never worried about hiv but something happened recently and made me worried.my husband has a mild diarrhea for about a week. I searched the net and one of the causes for prolonged diarrhea was hiv.we both tested three years ago and we were both negative but now i dont know.i am really frustrated and worried.i definetly will go and test.but just wanted to ask you when does oral hairy leukoplakia will show up during this disease.i checked my tongue last night for it and i found white lines at lateral side of my tongue.please help me
Title: Re: I am terrifird
Post by: Jim Allen on August 18, 2021, 02:25:27 pm
Hiya,

Mild diarrhoea for a week could be just about everything and nothing at all. Stop googling and send your husband to your healthcare provider to treat whatever is causing the problem.

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when does oral hairy leukoplakia will show

Mostly never...

Epstein-Barr virus could trigger hairy leukoplakia happens in people with our without HIV. In the past, it was somewhat more frequent in people living with HIV, but less so nowadays.

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we both tested three years ago and we were both negative but now i dont know.

I'll mention the same thing I do whenever anyone mentions being in a relationship. If you engage in condomless intercourse with your partner you are obviously at risk of acquiring HIV. Often within relationships, condomless sex is based on trust or past test results, however, this does not prevent HIV, and any condomless intercourse is accepting the greater risk of acquiring HIV.

Test more frequently for HIV & STI's if you do engage in any condomless intercourse.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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