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Author Topic: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?  (Read 2885 times)

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Offline b_veselin

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Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« on: September 26, 2013, 03:09:55 AM »
I have a sex with a prostitute at the club in Holland, 10 days ago. I'm 45 years old, but without any such sex experience. It was oral sex with condom, mainly, because I haven't got any erection.  She tried to placed her vagina couple of times, while sitting on me, but without lack.  In the intercourse, I've kissed her vagina 2-3 times. And for some reason she changed my condom in the middle of this, although I don't know why. We were kissing deeply before this to happen.

After 5 days of this act, I felt muscles pain, fever, abdominal (around liver and spleen) pain, sore throat, fatigue.
My basic blood parameters are OK, and the doctor said it is some virus, although I didn't explain him everything. I've made hepatitis B screening which is OK.
What is your  opinion, could be these HIV symptoms, only after 5-7 days? When should I checked my HIV status?
I'm worried because I've wife and  kids, and I will do anything to protect them if this is HIV.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 08:35:01 AM »
B, as far as I can tell from what you have reported you are worrying needlessly. The most important detail is that you wore condoms throughout intercourse. Sexually the only confirmed risks for HIV transmission are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

Even if she had given you oral without a condom it would not have been a risk.

As for your symptoms, they are not in anyway HIV specific. If they persist you should discuss them with your doctor. This is not an HIV situation and you have no cause for concern about transmitting a virus to your family that you don't have.

Let it go and get on with your life. Really.
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Re: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 10:19:26 AM »
Thank you Andy, you make me feel better now.
Before this situation, I wasn't even aware that this could happen to me. But, life is always unpredictable.
Thanks once again !

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Re: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 10:49:55 AM »
You're welcome, B. Glad to have been of help.

Andy Velez

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Re: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 11:11:16 PM »
Hi, after 3 weeks I got swollen lymph glands, armpit and neck, with a pains in the arms. The pains at spleen and liver continued.

After 4 weeks of encounter, I've got rash and sore throat. It is more like burning red skin on the chest, neck, back and inner parts of legs and arms. It is so painful, I couldn't sleep.

After 37 days of encounter, I made blood tests. My WBC is 9,5 (high) , mainly due to a high neutrophils. I was tested negative for HIV 1/2 antibodies, made two tests, first was quick test, second was from vein blood, at different labs.

I've tested for EBV IgM, which was negative.

I'm scaring for catching HIV, because in this part of world where I live, they are not using 4th generation test. At labs, they explain me that it is too early to see valid results from HIV antibodies, I need to wait for 3 months, although the doctor said that the result could be quite valid for 6 week after encounter. My tests was done on 37th day. (5th week)

Can you tell me your opinion, are these symptoms of ARS?
How valid is my HIV testing?

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Are these HIV symptoms, how risky it was?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 11:59:05 PM »
Your test are valid and you did not have a risk so that means if this is your only concern in the last 3 months you are conclusively HIV negative and do not need to test anymore over this specific incident .

I will say it again ... no risk means no HIV so you have tested HIV negative .

Your symptoms are not specific to hiv and could be from anything , its not HIV so go see your doc if you are sick and find out why .
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