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Offline Nikol1990

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ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:27:41 pm »
Hi guys.
I'm sorry to seem to be a kinky as a natural woman I did proceed to some risky sexual activity with a guy I met in a bar.
I received anal. With good lubrication however I realized he had finished some minutes before...because he withdrew BUT condom was inside ..only the the start of condom was out which I got it with my fingers and was fully of semen.
I asked about status and told me.. WHEN CONDOMS ARE USED YOU DONT CARE ABOUT STATUS...

that answer freaks me out.

On day 8 after possible exposure I woke up with a pain in my one tonsil...but then resolved till day 9th where again I woke up with the same tonsil swollen and both tonsils having white lines onto them.
No fever no pains in body...no rash...
But very very bad pain when swallowing even my saliva.
And I feel some irritation to my eyes...

My worries...
A. Could are start day 8 or day 9?
B. If ARS is my case.... Would have only Sore throat without fever no rash no aches?
C. If test now duo 4th gen and ars was my case ...so test would have been turned into positive? Correct

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Re: ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 12:55:28 pm »
Given the incident as you describe it, it's hard to tell if the penis was covered for the duration whilst inside you so probably best to err on the side of caution and test although it doesn't sound as though the condom slipped off mid-act so I wouldn't worry unduly.

Symptoms are notoriously unreliable when it comes to HIV. Everyone panics about 'ARS' but the reality is most people either don't have symptoms or don't notice them as anything unusual. There is no defined pattern to them either, and as they are the same as VERY COMMON regular ailments (including tonsillitis) it's hard to draw any conclusions one way or another.

Yes a negative test after symptoms are experienced would indicate the symptoms are not related to HIV, although obviously this isn't a conclusive all clear. That can only happen at 3 months and you should test out to that point to get a conclusive result.

Basically, I doubt you have anything to worry about and I suspect you will test negative throughout, however due to the unclear nature of what exactly happened I think it's smart to get tested anyway to put your mind at rest, otherwise every ailment you get in the future you may apportion incorrectly to HIV and this can be very mentally stressful.

As for the comment he made....yes, it's a weird way to respond to a question although it's pointless asking a question like that in the first place, as the most risky person would not be someone HIV positive and on stable treatment (who would therefore know their status and would probably be the lowest risk!), but someone who doesn't know their status or tells you their 'last test was negative' which could mean anything has happened since that point and now and they wouldn't know.

He was right in a way though - the best way to protect yourself is to ensure condoms are used properly and consistently, that way you really don't need to worry about every catching HIV.

As you are sexually active, periodic STI checks are a good idea too, as most of those are far easier to catch than HIV.

Hope that helps
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Re: ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 01:13:49 pm »
Thanks so much for your kind reply.
But I would be so grateful to you if you could answer me the  ABC questions...I mean the AB because you answered the C.

From your experience...please understand my questions and give me your very experienced produced answers. Thanks

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Re: ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 01:29:28 pm »
A
Unlikely and to best honest most people experience no initial HIV symptoms and its pointless discussion them and a tad paranoid if you ask me.

B.
Its a sore throat ...

C.
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Yes a negative test after symptoms are experienced would indicate the symptoms are not related to HIV, although obviously this isn't a conclusive all clear. That can only happen at 3 months and you should test out to that point to get a conclusive result.


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Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

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.

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Re: ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 02:14:12 pm »
Jim. Really thankful to you.
But with big respect to you...you confuse me more.
For example.
Ok. In A. Unlikely...I got it.
-However most reputable sites tell 1-3 weeks.
But ok.

B. You say it's a sore throat.
You mean that I have just sore throat?
Or that ars could only show up as a sore throat.???

Because my question was clear...

From your experience...have you ever met a really ARS person who indicated ONLY sore throat as a symptom without any fever...?

My swollen tonsil causes my pain

Thanks so much

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Re: ARS symptoms. Sore throat from one tonsil No fever.
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 02:32:13 pm »
A:
With greatest respect, the internet is filled with crap including sites that still talk about symptoms like its the 1980's instead of prevention and routine testing.
The fact you have been reading up on is says enough and the sites out there are enough to make any sane person paranoid, it gives me a headache as its often that they don't put any real world context in place.

If they had done so correctly than you would not be asking us this question in the first place.

B:
Its a sore throat and that is all it is, see a doctor if its bothering you and treat it, I am sure you have had sore throats before in your life, they happen for 100's of common reasons regardless of HIV status. 

Stop focusing on HIV and simply test as CaveyUK suggests at the appropriate time for peace of mind. In the meantime stop stressing about this and relax.

Jm



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