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Author Topic: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov  (Read 824 times)

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Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« on: November 05, 2019, 01:02:08 pm »
My 6 week test is on 11th Nov. I have all the symptoms in the world. I am  100% it will come as positive.

I am here for help and guidance.

I fear my CD4 count is low as I have loose stools for 3.5 weeks and oral thrush for 2 weeks.


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Re: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 01:14:25 pm »
Hiya,

I have moved your post here to the "Am I Infected" forum, please only post here and in this one thread going forward. Thank you.

Sorry to hear that you are feeling unwell although thrush overgrowth is so common that nearly everybody regardless of HIV status will have a dose of it in life. I trust that your doctor is treating it?

Anyhow, why are you testing, what was your exposure?
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 01:21:25 pm by Jim Allen »
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Re: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 01:29:54 pm »
The expousre was a low risk. I used condom with a female sex worker. I was not in full of my senses. All I know that condom was ON after sex. I did not know whether it broke or not.
I started feeling unwell after 14 days.
Blisters, swollen nodes, loose stools, muscle pain, knee pain, cold sensitivity.
I tested at 30 days but NEG.

Soon after I developed Thrush and Rash. I did not eat for 6 days.
Its been 6 weeks but clinic given me appointment of 11th nov.
Right now I am having muscle pain, loose stools, headaches and thrush.

Hugely stress
father of 3, one with autism
Away from family for 1 year.

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Re: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 01:48:34 pm »
Try to relax, okay.

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father of 3, one with autism

Me, father of 2, one non-verbal & autistic.

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I started feeling unwell after 14 days.
Blisters, swollen nodes, loose stools, muscle pain, knee pain, cold sensitivity.
I tested at 30 days but NEG.

Soon after I developed Thrush and Rash. I did not eat for 6 days.

Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell but just see your local standard doctor, and eat something. So far nothing you mentioned so far is HIV specific and could be anything or a combination of things, I will say this if the symptoms at 14 days had anything to do with HIV seroconversion you would have tested reactive already on the 30-day test you conducted.

Ultimately the lack or presence of symptoms can't be relied upon to know your HIV status and most people have no symptoms initially or none noticeable.

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I used condom with a female sex worker. I was not in full of my senses. All I know that condom was ON after sex. I did not know whether it broke or not.

Well, HIV can't transmit through an intact condom and as the insertive partner if it had failed during intercourse it would have been obvious. You would have to be extremely far gone (under the influence) not to have noticed a problem.

All in all, do hope you feel better soon.

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. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 11:32:36 pm »
Ahhh

First experience of night sweats.


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Re: Expecting to be positive by 11th Nov
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 02:15:31 am »
Relax, and test when due for peace of mind.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 04:41:21 am by Jim Allen »
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