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Why is my hiv infection progressing so fast?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:03:03 pm »
Hi all! I am a gay guy, 24 years old. My story goes like this.

On 11.02.2018. a guy preformed oral sex on me and after gave me anilingus( first time ever). After almost a week later on 16.02.2018. got muscle weeknes in my legs, day after weeknes plus fever 38,5 celsius, this lasted for a whole week, small ulcers on the inside of my lips and under my foreskin were apearing and disapearing till 24.02.when all stoped I got better. (I think this was the time when I seroconverted). Then I waited for 5 weeks and on 19.03. got tested for HIV (CLIA test) and Syphilis the results were negative (they told me everythink is okey).

One week before testing on 12.03. I had protected anal sex (was top) with a guy, however the guy scrached my fore skin with his teeth while giving me a bj.
Then on 01.04.2018. noticed an enlarged lymph node in my neck on the left side under the chick bone and started having night sweats, lost some weight (just a couple 3-4kg, btw my normal weight was 73-74kg), and had gut problems (increased apetite - was hungry all the time). Thought this was mono (ore maybe seroconversion), lasted for a month and a couple of days. On the end of April. the night sweats slowly stopped and the lymph node got real small. Meanwhile noticed that I have hairy leukoplakia and maybe candida (on the back of my tongue - not sure). On 05.05.2018. got tested for Hep C, syphilis and streptococus all came back negative, did a blood work where the white blood cells were a bit low 4.2 where the refferal range were 4.3 to 11x10^6 (everything else was okey, thout this was normal cuse of the mono) And yesterday on 15.05.2018 noticed that my gums are recieding (real fast I think), still got hairy leukoplakia.

So now I think that I definetly got hiv, not sure when did I got infected on 11.02 ore 12.03. Questions.
Can this still be a seroconversional stage where I am at the moment? Ore acute stage? Ore my hiv progressed to Aids in just a month ore two? If yes how and why? How is this possible, progression so fast? Ore maybe I got something else? What should I do about recieding gums?

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Re: Why is my hiv infection progressing so fast?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »

Really simple you did not acquire hiv from the activities mentioned here. As for symptoms its not hiv from the activities so If you are sick see your doctor and treat whatever is making you feel ill. Please do not post about symptoms further . Thank you.

Anilingus and getting your penis sucked regardless of a scratch on your foreskin or cock is not a HIV concern, there hasn’t been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked") and for good reason the facts are that saliva is not HIV infectious, it also contains over a dozen elements that neutralize HIV and getting your penis sucked lacks the exposure needed for transmission. 

The intercourse was protected by a condom and as long as the condoms did not fail you had no risk, HIV can not transmit through an intact condom and they shred during intercourse when they fail leaving no doubt.

My advice if this was your only concern and only sexual incidents ever than you had no sexual HIV risk so move on with your life, and just test whenever next due for STI's and make sure to test at least yearly for hiv outand of routine

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

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