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Offline sengal

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ARS Symptom, Please Help
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:54:39 PM »
Hi, First of all i would like to congratulate for the remarkable work that has been done here, it become an informative and resourceful website for those like me, sorry for my English and I'm from Malaysia. to cut short I've been in encounter with a woman in between 14 - 19 March 2009 and we make love twice a day during that period and 3 times without condom (penis-vaginal intercourse), i admit that I'm a stupid person, from what she told me that she have been with 4 guys before me and 2 of them are without condoms but i know when it comes to HIV those factor sometimes cannot be followed. Here what happened to me on the 3rd week i have a runny nose (locally we called it flu, but i don't know if it just a common cold) and for the first two days its severe but there is no other symptom like fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes etc, but i felt a single nodes in my armpit and slightly headache with neck pain. all the symptoms had been subsided after 2 weeks period. On the 6th weeks which is last week i felt fatigue, headache and dizziness which i could not go out from house which also due to the hot temperature here in Malaysia, last two days ago it has been recorded the temperature is 39 C and during the weekend i felt an internal inflammation but my outside body temperature is normal but i have a hot breath and my gut also feeling inflamed during this period, my appetite was down and I'm having slight diarrhea and loose stools for this last 3 days, and next week I'm going to do my HIV test with her, i managed to convince her to go with me...... Is any any possibility from some experience members here that this is an ARS symptom because average seroconversion will takes around 22 days and is it possible the ARS coming on 6 - 7 weeks after infection and can anyone out here assess my case, sorry for the bad grammar....

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Re: ARS Symptom, Please Help
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 05:43:52 AM »

Neither symptoms nor the lack of symptoms mean anything where hiv is concerned. The ONLY way to know your hiv status is through testing. The odds are in your favour of testing negative as hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man. Make sure you confirm your negative result at the three month point.

I hope you learn from this and start using condoms, every time, no exceptions. You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Good luck with the testing.

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Re: ARS Symptom, Please Help
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 11:13:32 PM »
we both take a rapid test yesterday which take a blood from our fingers and both comes negative, thanks for everything but my sore throat is still here.....


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