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Author Topic: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.  (Read 1918 times)

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Offline blue505

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HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« on: January 13, 2009, 12:06:12 AM »
Hello Poz.com and Aidsmeds.com,

Can you please help me with something?  24 days ago I had protected (w/ condoms) sex with a white non-IV drug user heterosexual female.  We had sex for a number of hours and then had protected sex again for a number of hours 2 days later.  I'm worried because the morning after the second time we had sex I found little marks around my groin, midriff, and pubic region (none on the penis or at the base of the penis or on the testicles).  My father is an urologist so I called him in total desperation and had him take a look at them.  He said they were scabies.  I used Permenthrin cream on them and they disappeared very quickly.  It was very mild compared to the photos I've seen on the internet.  However, a few days ago I began to get "flu like" symptoms and I don't know what to do or what to think.  I'm losing my mind.  I'm worried that some of her vaginal fluid may have seeped into the scabies bites.  I don't know if she has HIV.  Probably not but since flu like symptoms started showing up around 22 days, my imagination is running wild.   

Things I've been feeling over the last few days:
Scratchy throat
Tired (but no naps or "can't get out of bed").  Just kind of out of it.
Mild headaches
Mild night sweats
General feeling of sickness

NO achey muscles, NO rash, NO high fever (my temperature has been in the normal range), NO swollen nodes, NO notable loss of appetite, NO diarhea.  I tend to always get the short end of the stick, so I think if I did contract the virus, I would get sick as a dog...but who knows for sure. 

Do you think it is even possible for a virus in vaginal fluid to enter a scabies blister in the pubic area? 

Thanks for all the information your sites provide.  I've read some truly amazing and heroic stories on the forum boards. 

« Last Edit: January 13, 2009, 01:55:09 AM by blue505 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 12:12:11 AM »
You had protected sex. You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV. 

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Re: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 08:17:24 AM »
I'm just chimming in to agree with Rod. Other STDs such as scabies are much easier to acquire than HIV. As you have discovered. But condoms do really provide very effective protection and having picked up scabies during that incident doesn't in anyway imply the condom didn't provide proper protection against HIV.

There's no need for testing nor for further concern this time about HIV. As for your symptoms, there's nothing even remotely HIV specific about them. If they continue you should discuss them with your doctor.

Andy Velez

Offline blue505

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Re: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 08:01:31 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I think I probably just caught a cold.  It's pretty mild.  I'll get a full check-up this week.  Ann, what are your 2 cents? 

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Re: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 06:08:10 AM »

My 2 cents will cost you 20 bucks. ;D

My opinion is the same as Andy and Rodney. You didn't have a risk. Keep using those condoms, correctly and consistently, and you will not have a risk in future either. Read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line.

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Offline blue505

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Re: HIV infection via Scabies??? Please help me.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 01:06:00 PM »
Thanks.  This poor man just knocked at my door this morning and said he'd been infected with HIV and couldn't work anymore and wanted to know if he could paint my address on the street curb for $6.  I rent so I couldn't make that decision but I gave him a few bucks.  Very strange coincidence tho. 

Yeah I had a look through the links on your signature.  Liked how it says stuff like "Put the condom on before any fucking begins."  Very blunt and honest.  Which is how I think educators should approach sex ed; These are the facts so shut up and pay attention! 
« Last Edit: January 14, 2009, 01:19:57 PM by blue505 »


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