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Offline keifer

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Testing Concern- Thrush
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:01:50 PM »

My question or concern is as follows.  In November 2012 I sucked the breast of a massage gal for about 20 seconds.  I also got a hand job.  That is all I did.  Since that time I was sick with gastritis, hydrocele, jock itch etc.  I was given many courses of antibiotics(8 in the last year).  I have been DIAGNOSED with ORAL THRUSH by my GP 4 times.  I have been tested EVERY MONTH using rapid antibody tests since this indiscretion.  That is 11 rapid hiv antibody tests.  I also had a duo test completed 5 and 6 months post exposure.  All my tests have been negative.  My most recent thrush was SEptember 26th.  My last antibiotic was June 1.

Before this my only health concern was chronic sinus disease.  Allergist tested my IGG, IGA and IGM.  All were fine.   

Could it be my immune system is deficient so I cant make antibodies? 

Did I have a risk?

Doesnt repeat thrush put up a flag?

Do I need more tests different tests?

No doctor seems to be able to help or come up with any answers.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Testing Concern- Thrush
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 05:12:23 PM »
If your immune system was suppressed enough to not produce antibody's you would be flat on your back nearly dead , I'm serious .

You never had a risk to begin with and your HIV test is conclusive proof you do not have HIV . These are the risk factors ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

Go see your doc about your symptoms , its not HIV .   
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Offline keifer

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Re: Testing Concern- Thrush
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 05:20:19 PM »
Thanks for your reply Jeff.  I guess I have two followups;

How could I have repeated thrush and not have hiv? 
(these episodes have been confirmed by my dr.  Two times they came after having an alcoholic beverage)

What about if the women had milk in her breast and i consumed it?

Truthfully I am scared and dont know what to do.  I have refrained from sex with my wife.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Testing Concern- Thrush
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 05:41:09 PM »
Hi there

First of all thrush and HIV are completely un-related, yes thrush can be sexually transmitted, but it can also be caused by a poor diet or antibiotics or even too much stress.

Here's a question for you:  Was the lady in question lactating and did you consume any of it?.

As Jeff G has already explained to you, you are HIV negative, and that is unlikely to change.
 If you are constantly getting thrust then you need to talf to your Doctor he is the only one who can help you with that, this is an HIV support forum.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline keifer

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Re: Testing Concern- Thrush
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 05:47:34 PM »
Hello There

1. I certainly do not think she was lactating but I guess you never know.

2. What scares me is that if you research thrush the response you find is get tested it is usually related to hiv infection.

Thanks for your help!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Testing Concern- Thrush
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 07:05:40 PM »
Keifer, you could do yourself a big favor and stop your "researching" since all you are doing is feeding your worst fears unnecessarily. You did not have a risk from a lactating partner. Period.

Cut out the obsessing and get on with your life. 
Andy Velez


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