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Offline 549763

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Worried about possible symptoms
« on: August 28, 2007, 02:44:53 PM »
Here it goes…
The last time I got tested for HIV was back in 2003…I never was sick since then or had any fever or flu…I am living with my g/f since 2002..and I had about 10 to 15 unprotected vaginal sex with different people. The last woman I had sex was back in February 11th 2007.. After one month around march 14 I got a blister on my tummy and it looked like a genital herpes so I didn’t make a big deal out of it..2 months later I got another outbreak in the same place with more blisters and another crop in the genital area below. So I went to the doctor and he just looked at the sores and said its herpes so he game Val trek which calmed down the inflammation…I had some headache every now and then and one week I felt like I was going to have the flu felt weak… since last Friday when I went running after I came back my face was pale. My stomach is been upset since with some mild headache I don’t have anything swollen. But today Tuesday I have a sore throat and I feel like I am getting sick… I usually work out 5 days a week (Wight and cardio). So my question is ..  Is it possible I was infected with HIV and now I am showing signs for them? Or could it be just herpes I am having symptoms too?
Thanks for all of you hard working people on the site answering all these questions…

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Re: Worried about possible symptoms
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 04:34:47 PM »
Nothing you are presenting symptomatically is in any way HIV specific. In fact neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms is ever a reliable way to know your HIV status.

If I am reading you correctly you have had a number of incidents of unprotected intercourse and not been tested since then. HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. It's significantly more difficult to accomplish from female to male. But lower risk is not the same as no risk. So to really know your status there's only one thing to do and that is to get tested. Hopefully you will test negative, but until you know that to be so you are putting your longtime gf at risk by having unprotected intercourse with her.

So stop guessing and get tested. You can do that anytime now and get a reliable result. Good luck and keep us posted. As for your symptoms, that's something to discuss with your doctor.

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Re: Worried about possible symptoms
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 04:33:22 PM »
Andy..thanks for your quick response...I will make sure I got tested as soon as I have some time off...I was reading if you get herpes or you have a white tongue that means a sign of HIV plus if ..I appreciate your honest answer..I am still worried though and here's a more clear picture on the last 6 months..
2004 - 2006.................... had unprotected sex with 10 to 12 fem..
Feb 11: 2007 ..last encounter with unprotected intercourse...
February 11  :::::: Possible source of infection, had intercourse with unknown female for 5 mins
March 11-15  :::::: Small Blister around tummy
June or July :::::: Couples of blisters on stomach, another one around the genital
Aug 1st-5th  :::::: Headache and some fever with sore throat
Aug 5 2007   :::::: Small Blister around genital
Aug 24       :::::: Went running looked pale
Aug 25       :::::: Upset Stomach, used the bathroom 3-4 times, no diarrhea
Aug 26-30    :::::: Some fever sore throat and white tongue, upset tummy
Sept 1-17    :::::: feels like something stuck in my tummy and throat, little cough 4-5 times a day, and white coated tongue,
Any answers are appreciated and thanks in advance...

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Re: Worried about possible symptoms
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 04:58:27 PM »

We don't discuss symptoms here as neither the presence or absence of symptoms mean a thing when it comes to hiv. If you have physical problems, see your doctor. We cannot diagnose or treat you here.

You do need to test and you can test now for a conclusive result. The ONLY way to know your status is to test, so don't come back with another list of symptoms. Get tested.


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