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Author Topic: ARS Rash? But really, my question is different..  (Read 410 times)

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Offline KickingMyself

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ARS Rash? But really, my question is different..
« on: October 26, 2021, 03:32:34 am »
Hi All,
Im coming off a 72hr freak-out. No sleep and like 2 hotdogs to eat. Your site has helped me already. Here is the thing..
I got a "massage". I went full service for the first time, with the cover. I also sucked the tits, she obviously was a mother and I am worried about accidently drinking a little milk. CDC and others say milk can carry a high viral load.
My kids are in school and I can still get a lil milk out of my wife..
On day 10 post, I got a painful bump in my armpit. on day 14 I got 20 painful bumps in my other armpit. Got them biopsied at derm, came back today Staph infection. Im on doxy.
3 days ago, I see internet had a picture of "acute hiv rash" that looked exactly like mine,. in an armpit! So this is when I start my internet full blown freak out. Sure enough, these staph infections are "typical" for hiv bc drop in WBC..etc etc.
I now kinda see some blotches on my chest, but never looked that close before, Im hairy.
I have had no cold, temp, or other symptoms and I am on day26 now.
Ive never had a staph infection before. Does a double armpit staph infection 10 days post possible exposure sound like something that a hiv ars could trigger?
Thank you.

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Re: ARS Rash? But really, my question is different..
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2021, 03:43:39 am »

Look I read the thread you have on the other forum. I don't have much to add, you had sex with a sex worker, sucking her breasts and intercourse with a condom.

Sucking breasts isn't an HIV to you whatsoever.  It would only be a minute concern if you were a breastfeeding infant and drank a large volume of breastmilk. You however are not an infant, not consuming large volumes and had no HIV risk from this activity.

As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious. There is no reason to be stressing about intercourse as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Your symptoms are not HIV specific and currently are being treated with antibiotics, so a bacterial infection. Keep working with your doctor to treat this and I hope you feel better soon.

my wife..

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 healthcare provider about taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for 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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